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.
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.
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.
Known Patients Edit
- Philip J. Fry
- Malfunctioning Eddie
- Unit 2013
- Pay'n Chew
- Abraham Lincoln Bot
- Mad Hatter Robot
- Wig bot
- The HAL Institute for Criminally Insane Robots is a reference to HAL 9000, the murderous artificial intelligence in 2001: A Space Odyssey. 
- As a joke, some birds are flying in a circle over a head.