Thursday, December 6, 2007

Sci-Fi Nation

A disturbing new robot is out from Toyota. With Japan's population growing really old and reproducing very little robots are apparently the best solution.

Granted, these white, alien looking machines are not nearly as disturbing as Zeno the 17" boybot, which was inspired by Supertoys Last All Summer Long, by Brian Aldiss which also inspired Spielberg's A.I. - yes, that's right, David Hanson read a depressing book and said, "How can I make that kind of emotional trauma a reality?" It's inspiring, really.

Evidently Toyota made a trumpet playing robot 3 years ago. Toyota marked this move as trying to keep up with Honda's Asimo, which has been hired out as an office servant and keynote speaker, but could they possibly be starting a robot orchestra?

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