The Hal Institute for Criminally Insane Robots (HICIR) was an asylum for robots deemed unfit to deal with the general society. Bender Bending Rodríguez and Philip J. Fry I were admitted there after they were wrongly found guilty of robbing a bank.

Orientation Edit

Upon entering the facility, patients are sent down a long, winding conveyor belt and subjected to a physical exam. This exam includes:

  • Being picked up by a magnet to the main exam area
  • An examination of head cavity via a hole drilled into the patient's head
  • A gamma ray scan.

Finally patients are diagnosed and evaluated by Dr. Perceptron (Doctor of Freudian Circuit Analysis), and then placed into robot-sized cells in pairs.

Treatments Edit

The HAL institute uses various techniques to treat its patients which range from daily medication disks, to individual and/or group sessions with a doctor, where they are hit in the head with mallets. Dr. Perceptron also uses electro-shock treatments and places patients in situations designed to help them "relax" and in extreme cases, patients may undergo a robotomy.

Unfortunaly, because the Institute was designed to treat robots' mental disorders, their "treatments" towards humans would have the adverse effect, such as Fry, leading him to believe that he was too a robot.

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References Edit

  • The HAL Institute for Criminally Insane Robots is a reference to HAL 9000, the murderous artificial intelligence in 2001: A Space Odyssey. [1]
  • As a joke, some birds are flying in a circle over a head.

Appearances Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
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