Zeno the Robot Boy

September 14, 2007

Zeno got lots of press today.  I saw articles on both Fark and Yahoo.  Even a casual reader of this blog knows about my penchant for robots.  Companion robots are very appealing to me, but I’m not sure that I want them looking like Astroboy.  Nonetheless, this robot is very exciting.  I applaud the use of external brains.  This robot is really a drone that’s wirelessly connected to it’s computer for the heavy brain processing.

What’s sad is that this thing is 3-5 years a way from commercial production.  You’ll never get to the singularity at that rate.  At least the Pleo is supposed to be out this Christmas.  That’s a companion robot too, albeit a little less ambitous.  It’s still far ahead of the Robosapien droids.

I, for one, welcome our companion robot overlords.

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