Monday, December 12, 2011

The Coming Robot Holocaust Part XIII: The Cutening

It's been a while since I last fretted about the coming robot holocaust which will see all of humanity enslaved by our mechanical overlords (Daniel H. Wilson's novel Robopocalypse earlier this year wasn't bad but was far too optimistic), but then I came across this horrifying story over at New Scientist: "Fluffy baby robot helps keep you company":
Babyloid, Japan's latest therapeutic robot baby, is also designed to help ease depression among older people by keeping them company.
Uh huh. That's just what they'll be expecting us to think...Until it shoots icy death from its eyes!! But I could be wrong.

Also, too: slitherbots!

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