Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Robot servants that know what you want without being told"

Great, now they're clairvoyant.
Imagine this: you've become the slightest bit parched and you have an empty glass. There's a full bottle of beverage just waiting to be poured into your cup — but it's so far. Besides, pouring is a servant's job, anyway. Thankfully, Cornell University has recently furnished you with a robot servant. And while robots of one sort or another have been around since the 1980s, this one is new.

You needn't call out to your new robot like some sort of commoner. No, no — just reach out for the bottle and your robot butler will predict your desire for more liquid in your glass....MORE
Have I mentioned I get creeped out by the little humanoid/biomimetic bastards?