And when they enslave us, it'll be through cutesy friendliness, not Decepticon-like terror. That'll come later.
"We expected that after a few hours, the magic was going to fade," Movellan says. "That's what has been found with earlier robots." But, in fact, the kids warmed to the robot over several weeks, eventually interacting with QRIO in much the same way they did with other toddlers.Giggling robot becomes one of the kids [newscientist.com via dt reader jmo]
there's video, too. chills down your spine, it's so cute. [youtube]
Also, a Chia Robot called I, Grobot. Just put it on your desk, why don't you, so it can watch your every move, listen to your every conversation, and report back to its Grobot hive.