Kibot Demo at AsiaD (Video)

Korea Telecom demoed Kibot, its kids’ robot, at AsiaD today. The plastic monkey combines games and education, which is nothing too unique, but as shown in the video below, it also allows parents to call, videochat with their child, and even control the robot remotely.


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What’s happening is that we might, in fact, be at a time in our history where we’re being domesticated by these great big societal things, such as Facebook and the Internet. We’re being domesticated by them, because fewer and fewer and fewer of us have to be innovators to get by. And so, in the cold calculus of evolution by natural selection, at no greater time in history than ever before, copiers are probably doing better than innovators. Because innovation is extraordinarily hard.

— Mark Pagel, fellow of the Royal Society and professor of evolutionary biology, in conversation with Edge.org