Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Will It Cry As It Tries To Kill You?

MIT develops a robot that creepily mimics emotions.

First they smile at you, pretend to be your friend, cry with you over a few beers, then WHAM! you're toast.

2 comments:

Justin said...

Emo Bot!

I picture it making slightly too subtle and overtly audible sighs, listless groans and the occasional late night moaning session of an emotionaly isolated robot in a cold, cold world of humanity...

If it doesn't depress it's owner to death it will surely be the future leader of a vast army of humanity loathing droids bent on their masters revenge for having lived a loveless, yet emotionaly sensitive, existance...

That Neil Guy said...

You're right, it's very Marvin the Paranoid Android: "I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed..."