Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Robots aren't just for sex and/or comic relief in "Rocky" movies anymore. A team of researchers at the University of the West of England (a.k.a. the University of Two Words Too Many) are creating a robotic platform that would assist the elderly in their futile attempts at living a decent life. Sensors monitoring vital signs, wireless alarm systems, and electronic organizers would all be synced to a central in-home robot, which would also help oldoes with composing emails and pretending someone still cares about them. Which all seems like a good idea. That is, if you're not aware of the deadly relationship between robots and the elderly:

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