Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hello, I am C-3PO, human cyborg relations. How might I serve you?

HELP could soon be at hand for anyone struggling to assemble their flatpack furniture.

Scottish scientists yesterday claimed we are only five years away from a generation of robots capable of putting together wardrobes, beds and chairs.

Professor Jon Oberlander, a computer expert at Edinburgh University's School of Informatics, said researchers were already close to developing such robots in the laboratory and it would only be a matter of time before such machines were available in the home.
Scots are concentrating on functional robots for domestic service. The Japanese, on the other hand, seem to be upgrading the blow up doll. Those things give me the creeps.

It's all fun and games until some knucklehead spills the beaker of nano-bytes on one of them, and the next thing you know, the Governor of Cal-E-forn-ya is ripping around the state blasting away at some poor sap named John Connor.