I Shudder Thinking How Broken These Kids Will Be

In Japan, robot babysitter always ready to play

FUKUOKA, Japan (AFP) – Japanese parents who can’t find a good babysitter now have an alternative that never gets tired — a friendly robot at the local department store.

Major Japanese retailer Aeon Co. said Tuesday it has introduced a 1.4-metre (four-foot-seven) yellow-and-white robot at a store in the southern city of Fukuoka in charge of entertaining the children.

There’s just something wrong with kids replacing human interaction with robots.  The robot can even talk to the kids, and project advertising from one of its eyes.

I expect that the next version will require the kids to view ads every few minutes while playing with them.  Eventually, it will probably ‘pout’ until they sing the clever jingle they just heard.

If they were American kids, I’d expect that they would need lots of therapy when they grow up.

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Published in: on March 27, 2008 at 11:02 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Oh,That is a nice robot.which The robot even can talk to the kids, and project advertising from one of its eyes.


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