DARwin-OP (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence—Open Platform) might be the cutest little humanoid robot money can buy (if you have $12K lying around); his bright blue eyes, convenient carrying handle, and 18-inch stature could convince you he’s like the purse dog of robotics. But that adorable exterior hides some unexpected dark corners, including very strong feelings about beer, as shown in this video from Trossen Robotics’ blog.
While the little robot’s opinion of Tecate versus Bud Light may be ambiguous—does he like the red can, or is he just disinterested in kicking the crap out of the blue one?–one thing is clear: DARwin’s got a bright future in soccer tournaments against that showoff Honda ASIMO.
And furthermore, even if your doll-sized robot is getting belligerent over alcohol, you’ll still baby-talk at it like the whole Internet isn’t listening.
[Trossen Robotics via IEEE Spectrum]
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