Monday, July 2, 2007

Rocobo perfects the "annoying robot" concept

The Roboco is a robot toy that seems to exist for no other purpose than to annoy
flesh-based lifeforms, with its whole premise being to "react" to the
owner's mood. For example, if you're angry and shout at it, it'll flap
its wings and aggravate you even more: if you're nice and stroke it,
it'll aggravate you again by "singing," or displaying a smile graphic
-- let's just say at least it can't compose lullabies. At ¥1,130
(under $9) it won't exactly break the bank, but if you're just going to
throw it out the window within five minutes of buying it, you might as
well hold onto your bucks.
Article Link (Engadget)

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