Funktionide: The Robot Replacement for Human Contact

Hey everyone, meet my new friend, Funktionide. Based on EAP-technology, Funktionide is what its creator defines as an “emotional robot that substitutes human contact.” I don’t know about you guys, but waking up beside this scary-looking blob would probably freak me out more than anything. Nope, no thanks. And however warm and cozy this thing might be, it will never substitute human contact as far as I’m concerned.

[Via Dvice]

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58 Responses to Funktionide: The Robot Replacement for Human Contact

  1. Well, this gives me some good ideas for Sci-fi story plots. Very strange. What's wrong with getting a dog for companionship? :)Relying on some kind of robo-blob for emotional support sounds pretty heartbreaking to me.'t

  2. The video is an emotionally moving artwork.

    Now that my highbrow comment is out of the way, let's get practical. Why put that kind of technology into a blog when it should be in a Real Doll.

      • Regardless of what its doing here, wouldn't it be like waking up to a giant pulsating worm? as comforatble as it is with your eyes closed, opening them would be a rude awakening. Unless you drew a face on it.

  3. The video is an emotionally moving artwork.

    Now that my highbrow comment is out of the way, let’s get practical. Why put that kind of technology into a blog when it should be in a Real Doll.

      • Regardless of what its doing here, wouldn’t it be like waking up to a giant pulsating worm? as comforatble as it is with your eyes closed, opening them would be a rude awakening. Unless you drew a face on it.

  4. Well, this gives me some good ideas for Sci-fi story plots. Very strange. What’s wrong with getting a dog for companionship? :)Relying on some kind of robo-blob for emotional support sounds pretty heartbreaking to me.’t

  5. It creeps. . .. it crawls…

    run, don't walk ,

    from…

    "The Funktionide"

    fire extinguishers at the ready guys/gals…

  6. It creeps. . .. it crawls…
    run, don’t walk ,
    from…

    “The Funktionide”

    fire extinguishers at the ready guys/gals…

  7. It creeps. . .. it crawls…
    run, don’t walk ,
    from…

    “The Funktionide”

    fire extinguishers at the ready guys/gals…

  8. I'm kinda weirded out now. It looks like some kind of bizarre insect larva. If I wanted some comfort and there were no people around, I'd rather cuddle with my cat or a teddy bear than the Blob.

  9. Actually, I want one..

    It would entertain me with pushing it off the bed, and having it attempt getting up?

  10. I would shoot that thing dead if it came within a city block of me. Anyone else think it looks like a giant maggot? First it crawls into your bed and then it will steal your identity!

    This thing is KOS for sure.

  11. I’m kinda weirded out now. It looks like some kind of bizarre insect larva. If I wanted some comfort and there were no people around, I’d rather cuddle with my cat or a teddy bear than the Blob.

  12. I would shoot that thing dead if it came within a city block of me. Anyone else think it looks like a giant maggot? First it crawls into your bed and then it will steal your identity!

    This thing is KOS for sure.

  13. That really is some creepy shit. And I agree with everyone here, why not put it in a doll(still seems creepy to me but a little less)and dogs(and even some cats)make great companions. I can unerstand allergies but there are other ways than this…if you need to cuddle with a freaky machine to keep you company…you really need help.

  14. That really is some creepy shit. And I agree with everyone here, why not put it in a doll(still seems creepy to me but a little less)and dogs(and even some cats)make great companions. I can unerstand allergies but there are other ways than this…if you need to cuddle with a freaky machine to keep you company…you really need help.

  15. I actually think this could be a helping substitute if your beloved passed away. Quite sad but I think that this would help, definitely!

  16. I actually think this could be a helping substitute if your beloved passed away. Quite sad but I think that this would help, definitely!

  17. Did no-one else think it was about to turn into a porno when the camera panned away at the end?

    That guy was seriously making the moves on blob.

    In addition to that – I can totally see why some people would want something like that. For those long and lonely winter nights when you're nerdy and single, with no real woman to hold. *ahem* yes, SOME people might need that… lol

  18. Did no-one else think it was about to turn into a porno when the camera panned away at the end?
    That guy was seriously making the moves on blob.

    In addition to that – I can totally see why some people would want something like that. For those long and lonely winter nights when you’re nerdy and single, with no real woman to hold. *ahem* yes, SOME people might need that… lol

  19. Very interesting that Sox was the only one to realise that this is one of the most fake videos since Vue hit the shelves, if a cod had a wallop it would be that blob cos its total codswallop.

  20. Very interesting that Sox was the only one to realise that this is one of the most fake videos since Vue hit the shelves, if a cod had a wallop it would be that blob cos its total codswallop.

  21. Very interesting that Sox was the only one to realise that this is one of the most fake videos since Vue hit the shelves, if a cod had a wallop it would be that blob cos its total codswallop.

  22. Very interesting that Sox was the only one to realise that this is one of the most fake videos since Vue hit the shelves, if a cod had a wallop it would be that blob cos its total codswallop.

  23. I think it was kinda cute. If it actually moved around. Or wiggled around. But how does it know where you are? Its like a dog that you can cuddle with but more human? I wanna know eactly how they give it "emotions"?

  24. I think it was kinda cute. If it actually moved around. Or wiggled around. But how does it know where you are? Its like a dog that you can cuddle with but more human? I wanna know eactly how they give it “emotions”?

  25. that was interesting, could make a good guard dog at uni as u don't need to feed it… what if it crawls when u are asleep and suffocates you, that could be a problem.

  26. that was interesting, could make a good guard dog at uni as u don’t need to feed it… what if it crawls when u are asleep and suffocates you, that could be a problem.

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