Theatrical bots "Thomas" and "Janet" -- who look complex enough to do non-theatrical work
too -- have been smacking lips since a December 2008 production of Phantom of the Opera
in Taiwan, but only now has video evidence of their deviant activities surfaced on the interwebs. Causing equal measures of dread, horror and subconscious freaky thoughts, it's a tour de force
of science going down a very dark (and probably moist) path
. Technically, it's a fine exhibition of complex multidimensional coordination and intrinsic self-balancing mechanisms, an excuse you're at liberty to use if someone catches you watching the videos after the break.