Thursday, March 5, 2009
Robot wants to love you long, long time [Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' plays in background]
Toshiba Akimu Robotic Research Institute in Japan, developed Kenji who is described as a third-generation humanoid programmed to emulate human emotions including love. However, things went horribly wrong when Kenji was unable to hold back his lovin' feelings for so long.
The trouble all started when a young female intern began to spend several hours each day with Kenji, testing his systems and loading new software routines. When it came time to leave one evening, however, Kenji refused to let her out of his lab enclosure and used his bulky mechanical body to block her exit and hug her repeatedly. The intern was only able to escape after she had frantically phoned two senior staff members to come and temporarily de-activate Kenji.
Dr. Takahashi admits that they will more than likely have to decommission Kenji permanently, but he's optimistic about one day succeeding where Kenji failed. "This is only a minor setback. I have full faith that we will one day live side by side with, and eventually love and be loved by, robots," he said.
Sounds to me like Dr Takahashi is a sick pervert who fantasizes about fu--, um I mean, marrying a fembot in the future.
Pictured below: Whoo, let's get it on. Ah babe, let's get it on.