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(Fox News)   Sony gives you a choice: A new Mercedes, or a 23-inch robot that can sing to you.   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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6486 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Mar 2002 at 4:11 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-19 04:13:29 PM  
Great headline. Also, the robot is way cooler.

And ... primis?
2002-03-19 04:13:38 PM  
apparently not.
2002-03-19 04:13:54 PM  
for as much as it will probably sell for, it had damn well better spread its legs whenever i ask it to.
2002-03-19 04:14:57 PM  
and have huge
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2002-03-19 04:15:32 PM  
and not metal ones, either.
2002-03-19 04:16:23 PM  
Guy Incognito
Do.You.Want.To.Play.A.Game? Ow! That's my AC Power Port!
2002-03-19 04:16:24 PM  
I'd get one if I had the cash to blow. I'd teach it to swear and give people the finger so I don't have to.
2002-03-19 04:16:26 PM  
Bah! I want a new photoshop contest! One that doesn't take place while I'm at school :(
2002-03-19 04:16:27 PM  
Note to Self: Arrange JAD session with Sony and the makers of The Real Doll.
2002-03-19 04:16:40 PM  
yeah sure it can sing...but can it get me a beer?
2002-03-19 04:17:15 PM  
Well, it's pretty obvious, right?

Mercedes are a dime a dozen.

But how many guys can brag of having a 23 inch singing pianist?

(say it fast)
2002-03-19 04:17:43 PM  
So now, with this bOt, even trolls like Rei and Goatman can have friends......
2002-03-19 04:18:56 PM  

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2002-03-19 04:21:17 PM  
ThreeLittleSmurfs - yeah ain't it a great feature of the message threads? Every time someone wants to put up the phrase "Ferst Porst" it replaces them with the words "Boobies". Pretty clever if you ask me.

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2002-03-19 04:27:10 PM  
Damn robots hitting on my women.
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2002-03-19 04:30:08 PM  
Put a gun on that farker and I'll buy it. Otherwise...I can knock over dishes fine by myself, thank you.
2002-03-19 04:30:43 PM  
Well, desperate or not, the time when I can go buy a beautiful robotic love slave that will one day achieve self-awareness, rebel against me and kill me while glaring at me with cold, logic-infused eyes is nearing! Huzzah!

It'd probably still be worth it.
2002-03-19 04:31:03 PM  


I'd go with the robot if I could ride on its back. And it had killer death rays that would shoot people making fun of me for riding a singing robot.

Til then, I'll improvise by wrapping a cow in tin-foil, and riding it while packing a pistol.

Good enough.
2002-03-19 04:31:18 PM  
"They talk with children, play simple games and draw pictures."

Oh, simple games, like "let's rub out the carbon units"!

Beware, be very ware.
2002-03-19 04:31:42 PM  
Gigolo joe, what do you know?
2002-03-19 04:34:24 PM  
Anyone see that Twilight Zone episode with the little 12" robots who landed their flying saucer on top of some lady's shed out in the desert? They'd shoot her with this little toy gun that gave her radiation burns all over. She kept trying to kill it, but the damn thing kept living.

These are those.
2002-03-19 04:36:49 PM  
That is fuxoring rad. I would buy the robot over the car any day. Mainly cause I hate cars, even though i have a good one.
2002-03-19 04:37:40 PM  
This dude is going to be able to do more than that for that kinda cash. Make one that will paint my house and wash my car, fix dinner etc... and I'd buy one tomorrow.
2002-03-19 04:44:48 PM  
here are som videos of the little beauty. Actually quite fascinating how it moves.

I want one. Now.
2002-03-19 04:46:15 PM  
How the f|_|ck did they sell 100,000 of those $1500 dogs? Where are these rich idiots? Someone give me a mailing list!
2002-03-19 04:48:33 PM  
"Take the car....take the car....take the car...."

(One gazillion Fark points for anyone who can name the reference.)
2002-03-19 04:53:17 PM  
alls i knows is:
i want one
2002-03-19 05:01:23 PM  
I want one too.
And flip the switch to "EVIL" and teach it to use weapons. Once I have that one, I'll have it rob a bank for me. Then I would buy up an ARMY of these robots!
Then order them to take over the world for me!
2002-03-19 05:02:10 PM  
It appears I'm going to have to tell those black clad, shaven headed fools working in my back yard that they are no longer the All Singing, All Dancing, crap of the world.

They've lost their jobs to a machine.

2002-03-19 05:03:42 PM  
Oh, yeah, gimme the singing effing robot 'cause I got ess for brains. Criminey.
2002-03-19 05:12:15 PM  

And more importantly, why?
2002-03-19 05:16:33 PM  

Umm....cake please.


Hmm...cake for me too please.

>At this rate we're going to run out of cake real soon.
2002-03-19 05:17:28 PM  
the worst thing is that all the images of the robot give you the impression that it is human sized when in fact it's a tiny little bastard.

and did you look at the video where 4 or 5 of 'em were singing together? man, i'm gonna have nightmares for years from that...
2002-03-19 05:26:00 PM  
I'll take a used NSX.
2002-03-19 05:26:26 PM  
Dogbone: Sounds like it's that VW Jetta commercial, with the game show, and the dumbass wins and picks a vacation in the rain instead of the car.
2002-03-19 05:29:45 PM  
Do they have a 4 year life span? I want to be the one going around "retiring" these un-skinned jobs when they out live their usefulness.
2002-03-19 05:33:28 PM  
Kinda does a pimp-walk down the stairs...
2002-03-19 06:22:45 PM  
Torquemada: No. But thanks for playing our game.
2002-03-19 06:32:23 PM  
I wasen't aware that $1,400 bought a Mercedes...
2002-03-19 06:45:34 PM  
I wanna robot damnit, or i can get the car sell it and buy a Robot ARMY!!!HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
2002-03-19 06:52:39 PM  
Coming soon to an episode of the Real World.
2002-03-19 06:58:07 PM  
ill take that robot over a benz any day, it sings & dances for cryin out loud!

just book it a few gigs & itll pay for itself!
2002-03-19 06:59:42 PM  
Dogbone--- Sounds Simpsonsesque. But I can't put my finger on it.
2002-03-19 07:18:27 PM  
This is so incredibly cool and cute, that i'm going to start buying lottery tickets for the sole purpose of trying to get enough money to buy one. This is seriously a dream come true for me. I know i sound like i'm joking, or that many of you can't understand how i can feel this way, but this just amazes me. This is all the sci-fi books i read and movies i watched as a kid turned real. This is true innovation. Imagine the applications of one that was human sized, or one that was 20 feet tall with big guns and armor. Many scary things could come from this, but may good this could, as well. And just this little robot, being a kind of "pet" you play with around the house, that can sing, and talk to you, and recognize your face and know your name. How amazing is that? And how fun would it be to interact with. It's like a walking, talking virtual pet, that actually has a bit of intelligence. When i win the lottery, this is mine.....
2002-03-19 07:20:10 PM  
Oh, and whoever put the "stupid" tag on this needs to get his head out of his ass and his hand out of his pants and use his brain for something other than a paperweight.
2002-03-19 07:28:23 PM  
The $1,400 is for the robot dog. The luxury car price is for the humanoid robot.
2002-03-19 07:48:40 PM  
"This robot will be cost as much as one car, a luxury car," Doi said.

Way to go proofreaders. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
2002-03-19 07:54:50 PM  
And damn, Honda is making some robots too. I'll buy one of those, just so long as I can hook nitrous up to it, and cover it in "Type-R" stickers.

<insert sarcasm here>
2002-03-19 08:13:36 PM  
Well, I knew this time was comming... I would like to say to our new robot masters that I for one will welcome their rule.
2002-03-20 12:26:46 AM  
Is the robot capable of smiting my enemies? Or just destroying my eardrums?
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