April 13, 2003

Inspired by the amazing Honda "one take" advert, I googled "Honda" and came across ASIMO, the Honda humanoid robot.

As I have already said here, to near universal derision, there is an educational revolution embodied in mechanical beasties like these. Kids like them, and will – after a few decades of tweaking have gone by – be willing to learn from them. I mean, this was how the Tellytubbies operated. They were human, and they had TV sets in their stomachs to reinforce the various ideas they wanted to communicated.

Last time I tried to say stuff like this, commenters sneered. Horrible. Won't work. Too difficult. The parents won't allow it. Or maybe that was just people I talked to, I can't really remember.

Well, I don't care. I say it's the future. Not all of it, just a rather interesting aspect of it.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 05:21 PM
Category: Technology