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Talking robotic Olympic mascots will soon control the world

1/8/08 in Olympics, Summerr   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect


There are times when you stumble across something so weird, that it can't possibly be true. And yet it is.

Take this for instance. In China's enduring quest to make the Beijing Olympics the bestest and weirdest Olympics ever, they're actually building talking mascot robots.
Developed by the Chinese Academy of Science, these robots can communicate with tourists in different languages.
Yes, the cuddly Fuwa mascots will be prancing around Beijing to help you on your way. They'll hopefully also help you find the toilets that pop out of the ground - before terminating you, of course.

Quite frankly, I find this idea awesome, but not well thought out.

After all, China doesn't exactly score well in the translation department.

It's hard to imagine they'll do much better when they add robots to the equation.

Fuwa robot pic courtesy of Beijing Olympic Games 2008
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1/10/08   |   thepalmetto

Jubanator14 wrote:
No one made you read it. I'm just saying.

I look at some stuff out of curiosity.

1/9/08   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

thepalmetto wrote:
Who cares?

No one made you read it. I'm just saying.

1/9/08   |   thepalmetto

Jubanator14 wrote:
Then why did you read it?

Who cares?

1/9/08   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

thepalmetto wrote:
This is the most retarded article I've read all week.

Then why did you read it?

1/9/08   |   thepalmetto

This is the most retarded article I've read all week.

1/8/08   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

There are three rules that everyone must know about the Fuwa. Rule 1) No water. Rule 2) No food after midnight. Rule 3) no bright light.