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Meet Your Mom, As a Robot

Owners can select from several animated characters to help them throughout the day. Photo courtesy of Robotbase.
Owners can select from several animated characters to help them throughout the day. Photo courtesy of Robotbase.

If you live in a bungalow and wish your mom lived there too, the new bot from Robotbase might be perfect for you.
It will wake you up in the morning, nag you to go on dates, tell you how to cook your food, and interrupt perfect party moments to take pictures. It also has what I like to call Grandma Mode, where it will make you feel like an inferior parent by reading your child bedtime stories mere moments before you were going to do it yourself. Really, it does an awful lot for a robot without arms.
The white, rolling device is physically reminiscent of a telepresence robot. And, much like it’s lollipop-shaped brethren, one thing it cannot do is go up stairs. So many owners will have to sleep in the den if they want to use the robot as an alarm clock.
Other features of the robot include:
– turning up the thermostat;
– guessing how you *really* feel based on your facial expression;
– letting co-workers know you’re dating a really nice girl.
It’s like having your mom around — all the time. Check out the Robotbase Kickstarter to place your order.

 

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