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November 21, 2007


(Thanks to sjhaller)


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Aren't real live toddlers enough?

"Besides the collision, it also suddenly stood motionless at one point."

I believe this is toddler robot for "I don't wanna!"

There is a shortage of Toddlers in Japan. So the Japanese have been forced to improvise.

Something I have found very interesting is how cultures view robots. Robots in the US have a certain element of death about it, we expect robots to kill. It stops killing to become human.
Japan views them as cute helpful creatures. Unless a human is controlling it, then it is a killing machine.

I think the Japanese need a new hobby. They spend WAY too much time making robots that fall down and/or throw tantrums when you touch them.

Does it still count as child labour if it is a mechanical child?

Alfred, the sad thing is that the toddler robot or "lady in a wheelchair" robot are less likely to kill you than a real person. If this is the best we can do for robot technology, I don't think the robots will be a threat any time soon. Unless they fall on you.

Whose bright idea was it to have a toddler-bot help out around an office? A real toddler would probably destroy the place, too.

Just to confirm the robotic toddler ran around uncontrolibly and crashed into a desk, so it was a complete sucess. I mean how is this different from a real toddler?

It crashed because everyone was talking on their cell phone, emailing on their blackberry and browsing on their laptops. Too much technology crashed the technology.

HAHAHA, it's like R2D2 on a crack induced rampage!

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