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Nobot Robot Lets You Hire People to Control It: Mechanical Mechanical Turk

by Lambert Varias
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Online services like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk or Fiverr let you hire people for small tasks. NOVP Limited’s Nobot is a… strange extension of that. The idea is that you’ll buy a small robot to perform manual labor. But that robot can’t do anything on its own, so the company will setup a marketplace of operators who can control the robot for you.

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NOVP Limited claims that Nobot is powered by the Raspberry Pi and has an ABS shell. It will have a pair of robot arms, a pair of tracks, speakers, a microphone and a rotating HD camera. It will be able to connect to the Internet over Wi-Fi or via a 3G dongle.

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Sadly, NOVP Limited hasn’t shown a demo or even a working prototype yet, and there’s no indication how strong or dextrous the robot will be. It does have a jingle for you though:

Play the music again and sing along with me! As with all fundraisers/look for proof/before you pledge some money/’cause it could all be a ruse/But if you’re rich and reckless/then head to this link/and commit at least $399 for a bot that might not exist.

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Comments (1):

  1. Chester Kane says:

    This Nobot thing needs more thought put into it, fancy having some random stranger roaming about your house checking everything out on the HD camera and recording everything, what if it’s some paedophile that follows your kids around watching and recording every move they make, what if your child is having a bath and they sneek the Nobot in there for a look then the dirty pricks sitting there jacking off watching them on camera, no thank you

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