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Friday, January 06, 2006

Tempbot


[Media: Video]

Tempbot is a story of a robot designed to do office work and has been assigned as a "Temp" at an office building as part of an experimental exchange program. Tempbot needs to learn how to fit in with everyone else and understand human behavior, including how to relate to women.

This is a pretty interesting video, which is obviously done by the same crew who did 3rd World Robotic Police as the design of the robots are exactly the same, just not their function. Tempbot reminds me of some of Isaac Asimov's short stories about robots in the sense that it offers a brief glimpse into the "what ifs" of human/robot interaction.

Again the graphics implemented in this short are amazing and integrate well with the world around the robot.

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