Pink Tentacle has an articleabout a robot that can read books. The robot’s premiere had it reading a fairy tale, and the designers said that once they figure out how to put a little more feeling in its voice so it sounds, well, less like a robot, it will be ready for a job reading to children and the elderly. Now they just need to program it to prepare meals, keep the kids (or grandma and grandpa) from wandering off, and put out fires – and it can take over babysitting duties! Of course, it’s better than just sitting your kids in front of the tv and using that as a babysitter.
A new babysitter?