Thursday, October 11, 2007

Conceptual YABO robot longs to be your friend

C'mon, who couldn't adore someone, er, something with a face like that?
Pictured to the right is YABO, a conceptual robot that was apparently
designed for "lonely, unmarried persons." If brought to reality, it
would sport a myriad sensors including one for hearing, feeling and
infrared, while also featuring a built-in camera, internal speaker,
wheels and an LCD display. YABO can communicate with its (presumably
single) owner by rotating and changing the color of its face, or it can
just snap back responses if it's feeling talkative. Moreover, the bot
could reportedly disable unused devices and adjust the temperature to
save energy while you're out trying to find an actual human to love.
Article Link (Engadget)

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