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In last month's episode of "What odd thing is MIT making now" we discovered the jerk-o-meter that analyzed telephonic speech patterns to determine if your "friends" really care about your "life" over the phone. Well this month the crazy MIT kids are making life even more pitiful with one of those Sony robotic dogs. This AIBO robot can criticize one of the issues that makes people feel most insecure, weight gain. The dog links up to the weight scale, a pedometer and a personal organizer that food intake logs are stored in. From there the robot can properly calculate how much of a tub of lard you are and insist that you go for a walk, or a liposuction. Thanks MIT, now you guys are rocket scientists who also get to take stabs at the rest of the world.

Robot dog—man's best friend or no-fat nag? [Yahoo!]