Remember Fujitsu’s robot teddy bear, designed to infiltrate your grandparents’ cold, embittered hearts and overwhelm them with love? The company has been demonstrating the bear in action, and to be honest it’s more than a little scary.
Video demo after the cut
The ‘bot has 300 different responses, and can track facial expressions using the camera in its nose; it’s also laced with touch sensors, and reacts to strokes and tickles by waving its arms around and wiggling some disturbingly bushy eyebrows. The whole thing is a just as we’d imagine tickling Patrick Moore until his monocle pops out might be.
Just when you think it can’t get any more frightening, the childish giggle near the end of the video sends chills down your spine. Call your grandparents now, kids; visit them if you can. Otherwise Fujitsu are going to box up these monstrous fluffy beasts and release them into the world.
[via Plastic Pals]