Lovotics: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?! [Videos]


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When the future promised us robots, I don’t think this is exactly what it meant. And for my part, it’s not really the Laundry-Folding Bot™ I had in mind, either. A project at the National University of Singapore intends to equip robots with all the human capabilities for love, including a fully functional endocrine system that operates in multiple techniques.

If that full-on creepfest doesn’t have you nervously eyeing the Roomba, check out this hypothetical scenario, wherein a lovebot is a lovebot scorned.

Maybe for Lovotics Episode 2 they’ll go all out and hire a Dalek.

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7 Responses to Lovotics: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?! [Videos]

    • Or I, Robot, or Battlestar Galactica, or The Matrix, or any number of other places throughout science fiction and gaming.  But seriously, what are they thinking?

      • I think Dr Ian Malcolm said it best in Jurrasic Park – "Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."

  1. All I can think of right now, is: Have they ever heard of, you know, cats and dogs. Or any other of a handful of actual living pets that can learn the same things.

  2. My husband was totally creeped out by this idea.

    I think if you cover it in something furry and make it look cute, people will buy it. The next Furbie! :D

  3. My husband was totally creeped out by this idea.

    I think if you cover it in something furry and make it look cute, people will buy it. The next Furbie! :D

  4. This is insane, what are they thinking? There's 6 billion people in the world, if you can't find ONE person who likes you, and even if your pets hate you…you have a serious problem. And I don't think a love-bot should be the answer.