Tuesday, December 11, 2007

DESTROY ALL ROBOTS!

What is it with the Japanese and robots?

Toyota last week showed off a 5-foot-tall robot that can play the violin. (Just not very well.)

Could this be the beginning of the end of the human race?

4 comments:

Bklyn6 said...

Could this be the beginning of the end of the human race?

Nahhhh... They'll just replace a few human violinists. :P

Now, just wait until the Singularity!

Schottzie03 said...

Could this be the beginning of the end of the human race?

This sounds like a job for Bob Larson.

estiv said...

You know, for all its deficiencies, it's got pretty good vibrato.

Undercover Black Man said...

IT MUST BE DESTROYED!!

Seriously, Honda also unveiled a pair of humanoid robots recently that work in tandem serving drinks... link's not handy...

It seems the Japanese have made a national cognitive/industrial committment to devoloping humanoid robots, in part to serve household functions, so they say.

I mean, they'd rather go through all that effort and expense than let in a million Filipino immigrants.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess...