Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Cocorobo

By Rob Bricken in Tech
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Do you have a Roomba? Have you ever said to yourself, "Boy, I love that it vacuums up my living area without any work on my part, but what would be nice is if it depended on me emotionally"? If so, you're in for a treat, because Sharp is releasing the Cocorobo, a highly advanced Roomba on crack with also crippling emotional needs. You'll have to speak to and/or use the Cocorobo every day to keep it happy, or... well, I don't know, because the video sinisterly doesn't answer this question. Does it stop cleaning? Does it hide your car keys? If you ignore it for too long, will it jump into your bathtub while you're showering to attempt a murder-suicide pact? Or does it simply use its advanced cleaning capabilities to make sure no trace of your body is ever found again? Thanks to Ken_Shiro for the tip.

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