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Furo the Emotional Future Robot: Aren’T They Supposed to Lack Feeling?

by Paul Strauss

This new robot coming to us from South Korea really wants to express itself.

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The FURO from Future Robot is designed to convey various “human emotions” including, but not limited to “Uncomfortable smile,” “How do you like my teeth? I just had them whitened,” and “I’m sad that I have no opposable thumbs”.  In this video, the FURO demonstrates its ability to take your order from a restaurant menu, without so much as a grimace when its human master decides he wants to substitute a fruit cup for french fries.

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Frankly, I prefer the good old unemotional robots of my childhood. They’re much better killing machines.

[via Plastic Pals via Crunchgear]




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Comments (2):

  1. Evology Now says:

    I’d have to agree. Her expressions are a little unsettling and reminiscent of all those movies in which the robots “come to life.”
    http://evologynow.wordpress.com

  2. Franco says:

    Glados came from South Korea? How come?

    And I hope her personality cores are tightly intact to avoid robo-rampage…

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