Robot helps lost shoppers


11 Responses to “Robot helps lost shoppers”

  1. Georgia Tills says:

    re: Chaotic

    I’ll be happy if it has a classification for “Stalking”, or, man about to creep up on my mother while she’s preoccupied with trying out shoes.

    I’m so glad that some malls have female only rooms for us to sit down now.

  2. Georgia Tills says:

    I know that thing would scare me if I was shorter than it.

  3. cha0tic says:

    I’m wondering if one of the categories of classification was “Lurking”?
    This suggests that the machine monitoring of a CCTV feed for apparently suspicious behaviour is now easily possible.

  4. claud9999 says:

    What’d be the legality of loading one of these into a mall department store or casino without their consent? I have heard that casinos intentionally organize the layout of their buildings so that leaving them is difficult, and I highly suspect dept stores of doing same…Would be a hoot to screw with their plans, but I’m guessing trespassing laws would mean your expensive bot would be impounded.

  5. ecobore says:

    “Are you lost?” “Please step into this soylent green processing chamber”

  6. twig says:

    Please let it speak in the voice of the GlaDOS curiousity module. Pleeease.

    “Are you lost? Who are you? What is that? What is that? What is that? Are you coming back?”

  7. fnc says:

    “I can help you find Sarah Connor.”

  8. Beanolini says:

    now with Guaranteed Personality.

  9. Stefan Jones says:

    I bet it talks in an annoying, high pitched, juvenile anime-character voice.

  10. Takuan says:

    does it have a taser?

  11. License Farm says:

    As a child I was apeshit for robots, but I think if one approached me while I was lost I might’ve freaked out, not out of direct fear but disorientation on top of disorientation. Maybe what was fantasy for me would be simply comforting and cool for kids today.

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