Thursday, June 28, 2007

Kobie: the fondling robot to the gods

Meet Kobie, the cuddly Koala on what appears to be life-support. We
think Babelfish translation says is best, "it is a fondling elder
brother robot of the nose Allah form which gives an emotional
stability." Indeed. By which we assume they mean the latest in elderly care robots. This one, developed by Korea's ETRI
can detect its owner's touches and react with a reassuring leg thumping
and realistic movement of the head and torso. That's sweet.

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