Wakamaru

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 at 00:19, under Uncategorized.

What is Wakamaru? According to the linked site, it’s a kind of “family robot”, a mixture between a butler and a secretary. A very short and yellow secretary. With wheels.
Besides the obvious interest a piece of technology like this may rise, I’m shocked by its ugliness. What on earth did the designer had on his mind? And it was also awarded with the “Good Design Award 2003″!
Look at his “face”: he is obviously angry about something. About something I forgot to do, I bet.
I don’t know if I would like an angry robot like this to harass me telling me it’s time to get up, to get out, that someone’s called or whatever… I’d smash it into pieces after an hour.

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