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Self-help guru Tom Robbins and Google co-founder Sergey Brin employed bots of their wetware selves at a San Francisco fundraiser this month, "strutting the room and chatting it up like the rest of us", according to a blogger present. "People at the event, myself included, were immediately attracted to the robots and loved …

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Its a bit anorexic for a Terminator.

It looks more like a cartoon broom with attitude. :)

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Joke

Or...

Victoria Beckham on a Segway?

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I've seen that somewhere before....

http://estb.msn.com/i/FD/945CA3242BBEBBEC81933F6DE17.jpg

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WTF?

Is it just me?

That Anybot head strongly reminds me of Mr Spoon off of Button Moon. Can't wait to see what the appendages will look like...

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@AC, exactly the same time

Guess it wasn't just me :)

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O what a bleak and horrible future we live in!

Just look at all the other people around him, completely ignoring him. This is great. Imagine, you're at a party and some bore starts nagging about kids/linux/iPad. Just give the monitor a good shove, and they'll bounce across the room to some other unwitting victim. Actually, this could be a great party-trick: smash-the-twat, or pounce-the-prick. As soon as the robototised moron gets near, give him a shove to the other party. I see great potential in this technology.

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WTF?

Looks like it was a real twatfest

And these are robots?

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1980s

"I was disappointed to discover that the Virtual Wonka was encased in little more than a cheap TV stand with a monitor and a webcam attached."

A bit like Evil Edna then?

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let one in my office?

hmmmm - I just hope it doesn't 'trip' and fall downstairs or through that window I 'accidentally' left open

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The good thing is

that at least you won't get a harassment accusation levelled against you when you pat it on the bum for bringing you a brew.

Bloody secretaries.

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Reminds me of something...

BOFH? Remote-controlled wheelchair?

Oops, was that a manhole...? :)

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looks like I could kick its ass!

With no arms and no legs I bet I could handily kick its robot ass. And snap its neck like the broomstick that it appears to be.

If it gets too annoying probably no problem to pull its battery. A bit harder to do that with the real meatware thing.

Bender - bite my shiny metal ass

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Heart

hey! bootnotes?

what happened to our ROTM section?

Clearly it's a clever plan to overtake us with the power of cute!

KAWAII!!!!

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Paris Hilton

Unclear

Are these autonomous, or controlled by a person? The term "telepresence" implies they are remotely controlled, but calling them robots implies autonomy. It's an important distinction, isn't it?

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Not the same companies

The robot that Keith was talking to was a Willow Garage Texai, it's open source and doesn't really have a price tag. Anybots is a completely different company, and their QB (shown in your picture) is the one that will go on sale this fall for $15k.

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Tom Robbins?

I believe that's Anthony (Tony) Robbins.

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It looks like...

one of those kiddie toys that a child pushes along and multicolored plastic balls pop around inside a plastic dome sitting on top of the wheels.

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Terminator

Three Laws

Enquiring minds want to know if the "robots" have the Three Laws built in.

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