Creepy Robot of the Day

They designed this robot to test military clothing. And to stalk us without mercy.

Nothing indicating they eat old people's medicine for fuel.

  • villemar

    Also, nice, jaunty pimp walk. Precursor to the Pimpbot 5000?

  • villemar

    I’m calling Sam Waterston and getting a policy right away.

    • gescove

      Thank god this prototype just has stumps where the hands should be. If they had hands, they could grab you with their metal claws and you couldn’t break free. Because robots are strong. And they are made of metal.

      • oron

        They build them like that so they aren’t able to pick up a gun and shoot the humans.

  • Camel54

    To test military clothing? Really? That’s the best they could come up with for a front? No, I think they could do better but just figured they didn’t need to bother because robots are awesome even if they will eventually destroy us and take over. C’est la vie, right? In the mean time, developing this kind of tech for exploring planets or creating exo-suits for disabled people is pretty swanky.

  • nicole

    Wondering when they will use our money to build these things to police us in our own streets.

    • Scopedog

      Hmmm….well, there’s always the RoboCop project or an ED-209 deal…or we could end up building our own version of the Cylons…

      But in all seriousness, though…I honestly wonder if what you said ever comes to pass, is someone going to remember Asimov’s 3 Laws?

      • adks

        I think that the people of Pakistan’s tribal areas could tell you that someone seems to have forgotten the 3 Laws already.

        • Scopedog

          Hmmm…only problem is, the drones are still controlled by people–they are not truly autonomous (no positronic brains in ‘em). So long as the machine still has a human operator at the other end…no need for the 3 Laws.

      • nicole

        Scopedog, somehow I doubt that they will care about Asimov’s laws should such a thing ever come to pass.

      • IrishGrrrl

        Besides, didn’t Asimov prove that robots will find away around the 3 laws just like people do? LOL

        • Scopedog

          Yep, you’re right about that–and the good Doctor A. even came up with a Fourth Law!

  • Clancy

    Agree with the original piece, developing a robot to test clothing seems far fetched. That the robot supposedly sweats is not only creepy, but makes adks’ comment/reference seem more prescient than not. I can’t wait until the fights these things will produce in Congress when the members whose districts these things will be built in will force them to be purchased by the DoD, DHS, etc., whether they want them or not.

  • adks

    Kyle Reese: The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human… sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.
    Sarah Connor: Look… I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.
    Kyle Reese: Not yet. Not for about 40 years.

    • Scopedog

      Dammit adks, you beat me to it!

  • Draxiar

    I expect that next week it’ll be the GOP frontrunner candidate.

    • Bubble Genius

      Until someone finds out that the robot is Jewish. Not a chance in hell.

      • Bob Rutledge

        Also, you’ll note the robot kneeling about halfway through that.

        Real Murrikins™ don’t kneel to NOBODY.