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(Daily Mail)   Roboy set to help, creep out, humans   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 36
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2012-12-27 10:25:32 AM
Expect the Rogirl to outsell Roboy, creep us out even more.
 
2012-12-27 01:59:07 PM
Kill it with flaming molten metal while you still can!
 
2012-12-27 02:02:46 PM
officially sanctioned and approved by the catholic church
 
2012-12-27 02:07:25 PM
A paedophile's dream come true.
 
2012-12-27 02:07:39 PM
meh...it's been done already

Link
 
2012-12-27 02:08:53 PM
Will it be capable of repetitious hand motions?

Should we just go ahead and charge the inventors as Sex Offenders now?
 
2012-12-27 02:13:07 PM
"Lead Scientist Dr. Tenma has high expectations for his creation..."
 
2012-12-27 02:23:15 PM
"Well hello, J.F.!"
 
2012-12-27 02:32:04 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Unavailable for comment.
 
2012-12-27 02:33:45 PM
Is he manually-controlled or can he be guided by voices?

If it's the latter, then gold star for Robot Boy!
 
2012-12-27 02:40:46 PM

Matthew Keene: A paedophile's dream come true.


Hardware miniaturization is everywhere, including robotics. In another 10 years, we'll have robo-gnomes in every home.
 
2012-12-27 02:41:33 PM
Does it have a mandatory four year lifespan?

/It's too bad he won't live... but then again, who does?
 
2012-12-27 02:41:50 PM
www.seriespepito.com
 
2012-12-27 02:41:52 PM
Wave of the future.  I can't wait to have my own personal slave assistant.

/coffee me
 
2012-12-27 02:48:36 PM
Who cares about creeping humans. I'll torture my daughters dogs into a panic with 1 of these.
 
2012-12-27 02:58:26 PM
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords!

/oblig
 
2012-12-27 03:14:42 PM
Okay, here's my crazy idea. Let me know if you see any flaws.

I get one of these and start a business to help make peoples' children behave. They hire me if their bratlings won't do homework, clean their rooms, etc. They send a picture of the child and I make up the robot to look superficially like them; wig, similar clothes, etc.

Their little snowflake comes home from school to find me there as a "salesman" trying to interest them in a new improved kid. I have the robot with me, and it's sitting there coloring and occasionally saying things like "How was work today, Mommy?" and "Daddy, would you like me to get you a grown-up drink from the fridge?".

I try to keep it as realistic as possible, explaining how economic the robot child is compared to a real one, show graphs depicting the excellent grades they get, point out that once we install artificial skin and a voice-pack based on the original child, no one will know the difference.

The parents politely but firmly decline, declaring how much they love their little bundle of joy, and are sure his/her behavior will eventually improve. It helps if one parent, probably the dad, seems a little bit intrigued though, maybe asking me to repeat a few details about the payment plan. I wish them luck, but insist they keep a brochure, and leave.

The parents will of course tell the child that they were just humoring me, and they'd never think to replace him/her, but they sometimes get caught glancing over that brochure or leave it conspicuously around the house whenever the kid is acting up.

How much do you think I could charge for this service, and what sort of psychological damage waivers would I need to have my customers sign? I figure when the inevitable lawsuits arise, I'll tell the judge that millions of parents tell their children that a fat man is watching them 24/7 and will deny them Christmas presents if they misbehave, and even pay people to imitate this individual to drive the message home, so how is my business any different?
 
2012-12-27 03:26:30 PM
Liam Neeson unavailable for comme..... oh.

Nevermind.
 
2012-12-27 03:30:44 PM

Sgygus: Wave of the future.  I can't wait to have my own personal slave assistant.

/coffee me


Especially if they are toasters.....

/that doesn't end well.
 
2012-12-27 03:41:02 PM
Hmm, 1.2m tall? So about 4feet or so. Seems that would be a little short for anything in the upper half of a fridge, or on a counter top, or in a closet...

I understand that 'smaller' usually means 'less threatening' in many people's eyes, but if it is too short to reach half the things in your house, then it can't really be that much help either.
 
2012-12-27 03:48:47 PM

Wade_Wilson: Okay, here's my crazy idea. Let me know if you see any flaws.

I get one of these and start a business to help make peoples' children behave. They hire me if their bratlings won't do homework, clean their rooms, etc. They send a picture of the child and I make up the robot to look superficially like them; wig, similar clothes, etc.

Their little snowflake comes home from school to find me there as a "salesman" trying to interest them in a new improved kid. I have the robot with me, and it's sitting there coloring and occasionally saying things like "How was work today, Mommy?" and "Daddy, would you like me to get you a grown-up drink from the fridge?".

I try to keep it as realistic as possible, explaining how economic the robot child is compared to a real one, show graphs depicting the excellent grades they get, point out that once we install artificial skin and a voice-pack based on the original child, no one will know the difference.

The parents politely but firmly decline, declaring how much they love their little bundle of joy, and are sure his/her behavior will eventually improve. It helps if one parent, probably the dad, seems a little bit intrigued though, maybe asking me to repeat a few details about the payment plan. I wish them luck, but insist they keep a brochure, and leave.

The parents will of course tell the child that they were just humoring me, and they'd never think to replace him/her, but they sometimes get caught glancing over that brochure or leave it conspicuously around the house whenever the kid is acting up.

How much do you think I could charge for this service, and what sort of psychological damage waivers would I need to have my customers sign? I figure when the inevitable lawsuits arise, I'll tell the judge that millions of parents tell their children that a fat man is watching them 24/7 and will deny them Christmas presents if they misbehave, and even pay people to imitate this individual to drive the message home, so how is my busine ...


The idea is intriguing, and I find that it has merit. As a guy who is often paid to impersonate that fat guy you mentioned, I can tell you that the going rate for Private appearances is usually around $250 an hour. two gigs pays for Christmas, and the brewery I work for sends me out bar hopping in the suit to promote the beer and entertain the grown ups. but because I work for the brewery, and the sales stuff I consider part of the job, I usually just clock in for the time I'm out.

couldn't tell you about the legalities you mention. but it shouldn't be much different than the legal script on the back on amusement park tickets
 
2012-12-27 03:51:40 PM
But can they transform into donkeys if they've been bad?
 
2012-12-27 04:10:34 PM
fc03.deviantart.net

Daft Punk already did it...
 
2012-12-27 04:20:18 PM
Does it sing the body electric?
 
2012-12-27 04:21:21 PM

ObscureNameHere: Does it have a mandatory four year lifespan?

/It's too bad he won't live... but then again, who does?


This may go hand in hand with the thread about tortoise cruelty on the main page.
 
2012-12-27 04:32:15 PM

Wade_Wilson: Okay, here's my crazy idea. Let me know if you see any flaws.

I get one of these and start a business to help make peoples' children behave. They hire me if their bratlings won't do homework, clean their rooms, etc. They send a picture of the child and I make up the robot to look superficially like them; wig, similar clothes, etc.

Their little snowflake comes home from school to find me there as a "salesman" trying to interest them in a new improved kid. I have the robot with me, and it's sitting there coloring and occasionally saying things like "How was work today, Mommy?" and "Daddy, would you like me to get you a grown-up drink from the fridge?".

I try to keep it as realistic as possible, explaining how economic the robot child is compared to a real one, show graphs depicting the excellent grades they get, point out that once we install artificial skin and a voice-pack based on the original child, no one will know the difference.

The parents politely but firmly decline, declaring how much they love their little bundle of joy, and are sure his/her behavior will eventually improve. It helps if one parent, probably the dad, seems a little bit intrigued though, maybe asking me to repeat a few details about the payment plan. I wish them luck, but insist they keep a brochure, and leave.

The parents will of course tell the child that they were just humoring me, and they'd never think to replace him/her, but they sometimes get caught glancing over that brochure or leave it conspicuously around the house whenever the kid is acting up.

How much do you think I could charge for this service, and what sort of psychological damage waivers would I need to have my customers sign? I figure when the inevitable lawsuits arise, I'll tell the judge that millions of parents tell their children that a fat man is watching them 24/7 and will deny them Christmas presents if they misbehave, and even pay people to imitate this individual to drive the message home, so how is my busine ...



Intrigued, newsletter, etc.
 
2012-12-27 04:51:05 PM
This is obviously just a publicity stunt for the upcoming "Terminator Babies" series on Syfy...
 
2012-12-27 04:57:40 PM

Wade_Wilson: Okay, here's my crazy idea. Let me know if you see any flaws.

I get one of these and start a business to help make peoples' children behave. They hire me if their bratlings won't do homework, clean their rooms, etc. They send a picture of the child and I make up the robot to look superficially like them; wig, similar clothes, etc.

Their little snowflake comes home from school to find me there as a "salesman" trying to interest them in a new improved kid. I have the robot with me, and it's sitting there coloring and occasionally saying things like "How was work today, Mommy?" and "Daddy, would you like me to get you a grown-up drink from the fridge?".

I try to keep it as realistic as possible, explaining how economic the robot child is compared to a real one, show graphs depicting the excellent grades they get, point out that once we install artificial skin and a voice-pack based on the original child, no one will know the difference.

The parents politely but firmly decline, declaring how much they love their little bundle of joy, and are sure his/her behavior will eventually improve. It helps if one parent, probably the dad, seems a little bit intrigued though, maybe asking me to repeat a few details about the payment plan. I wish them luck, but insist they keep a brochure, and leave.

The parents will of course tell the child that they were just humoring me, and they'd never think to replace him/her, but they sometimes get caught glancing over that brochure or leave it conspicuously around the house whenever the kid is acting up.

How much do you think I could charge for this service, and what sort of psychological damage waivers would I need to have my customers sign? I figure when the inevitable lawsuits arise, I'll tell the judge that millions of parents tell their children that a fat man is watching them 24/7 and will deny them Christmas presents if they misbehave, and even pay people to imitate this individual to drive the message home, so how is my busine ...


You win one internets, good sir!
/and I need a new keyboard.
 
2012-12-27 05:10:33 PM
i.animecrazy.net

Yes, but does he come with jet-boots and ass-mounted machine guns?
 
2012-12-27 05:22:10 PM
Mouserdoes he come with jet-boots?

Consumer brands of home robots will be weak.  We don't want the bot breaking baby's arm even if we ask it to.
 
2012-12-27 05:41:52 PM
It could have been worse. They could have sent a Robeast to help destroy all humans.
 
2012-12-27 07:10:22 PM

Fano: Does it sing the body electric?


no but it likes to play with balls
 
2012-12-27 09:11:04 PM
But will he be "Your plastic pal who's fun to be with!" ?
 
2012-12-27 10:53:45 PM
www.joygazm.com

So you want creepy androids, do ya?
 
2012-12-28 03:40:17 AM

rmify: Fano: Does it sing the body electric?

no but it likes to play with balls


fc01.deviantart.net
 
2012-12-28 03:40:39 AM

Mouser: [i.animecrazy.net image 382x555]

Yes, but does he come with jet-boots and ass-mounted machine guns?


Can't believe it took that long.
 
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