Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Unusual Chinese robots

A photo gallery, assembled by by Roland Piquepaille, of unusual Chinese robots is at:

That includes a four-finger robotic hand able to play organ, and robots which can act as waiters in restaurants in Hong Kong or pull rickshaws near Beijing. Piquepaille likes the robot rickshaw puller the most of all these.

A more interesting question is posed by Jason Chen: Which of these is the scariest? http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/robots/chinese-robot-gallery-194102.php

Chen votes for the robot chimpanzee made by the Chinese Academy of Sciences: "Now we won't have to worry about monkeys taking over the world (Planet of the Apes) or robots taking over the world (every other Sci-Fi movie). It'll actually be monkey robots. And we can identify them by their cheap Chinese-made Disney knockoff shirts". Sphere: Related Content

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