"I'm sorry, but I never make mistakes like that," says the robot, informing you that you've lost the game and won't get the prize. How would you react if you knew the robot was actually wrong?
I have to admit, a robot that would help you buy groceries at the supermarket would be awesome. But I think that Robovie II could be even better.
Programming hobby robots from a computer is far from new, but what if the robot was the computer? Powered by a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, Robovie-PC runs Windows or Linux, and comes pre-assembled with 20 degrees of super-expensive programmable maneuverability.
A while back we told you about a documentary named Japan: Robot Nation that would be on Current TV. Here's another clip from the show. And by the way, it premiers tomorrow night.
A series of demo runs were held with the Robovie robot in the Universal Citywalk Osaka shopping center earlier this week in Japan trying to see how good the droid is at helping out lost shoppers. Here's how it works.