Wednesday, January 09, 2013

If Humans Can't Shoot Videos Properly Then Maybe the Robots Should Take Over

Three years ago, I wrote about UC San Diego trying to create a robot baby. At the time I worried the technology would make Elliot obsolete.

Well, researchers have finally released a video of the robot in action. The machine can make a wide range of facial expressions, but its body doesn't move much (in fact, it appears that a human needs to hold the robot's head up manually).

More disturbing than this robot baby itself: The researchers (alleged high-tech wizards) recorded the video vertically!

You better believe our future robot overlords will know how to hold an iPhone correctly (though not this robot since he can't even move.)