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March 2, 2007 12:35 PM   Subscribe

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
posted by jason's_planet (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
All that and you didn't even put the song in any of the links. Now I'm gonna have it in my head all day
posted by parmanparman at 12:50 PM on March 2, 2007


For those who feel compelled to watch the music video, like I was: Styx - Mr Roboto.
posted by jeresig at 12:50 PM on March 2, 2007


Mr. Roboto
posted by parmanparman at 12:51 PM on March 2, 2007


jinx!
posted by parmanparman at 12:54 PM on March 2, 2007


Dō itashimashite?
posted by mr_roboto at 12:55 PM on March 2, 2007 [2 favorites]


Don't touch your moustache.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:56 PM on March 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Don't forget the cover version from the Polysics.
posted by Katemonkey at 12:58 PM on March 2, 2007


Whoa, whoa, they have robots in hospitals that deliver supplies? Did I suddenly arrive in the future unawares? Why am I still in a country (or area of a country) that does not have hospital robots?
posted by Mister Cheese at 1:02 PM on March 2, 2007


It starts with hospital robots (or any number of automaton pals that are fun to be with) and inevitably ends with Skynet.

Help us, Kilroy!
posted by Midnight Creeper at 1:07 PM on March 2, 2007


That plasma cutter robot was sheer awesomeness. I can't begin to imagine all the fun stainless steel toys I could create with one of those.

Let us not forget my favorite robot, the Belshaw Donut Robot.
posted by slogger at 1:12 PM on March 2, 2007


From the arigato link:
After packing a shopping cart, I can head to an almost-always-empty self-checkout machine—few people dillydally when it's their time being wasted—and scan and punch my way quickly out the door. (With only a few minor annoyances, such as the time I entered the wrong label code for a watermelon and nearly purchased $27 worth of plums.)
I know the store.. All six self checkout machines might have the throughput of two cashiers (and those are the ill-trained variety, not the uber-efficient Chinatown kind).. They need at least one staff member manning them, more servicing after hours, perhaps increased theft, and they occupy the footprint of at least 9 traditional checkout counters.

I don't mind automation when it actually helps, and you've got to start somewhere, but these articles (the ones I skimmed at least) are looking at technology as an end in itself. That is what we need to stop doing.
posted by Chuckles at 1:16 PM on March 2, 2007


The Spot Welding Gun music confused me... is that roboporn?
posted by klaatu at 1:28 PM on March 2, 2007


Whoa, whoa, they have robots in hospitals that deliver supplies? Did I suddenly arrive in the future unawares?

I've been having that feeling more and more in the last two or three years. It really is starting to feel like the twenty-first century -- or, at least, the way I imagined the twenty-first century when I was a child.
posted by jason's_planet at 1:46 PM on March 2, 2007


a country (or area of a country) that does not have hospital robots?

Perhaps they only take things one fetish at a time.

It really is starting to feel like the twenty-first century

Wait until OLED-based paper and clothing hit the market en masse. Noodles will be baked.
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:20 PM on March 2, 2007


どうもありがとう !
posted by scblackman at 2:23 PM on March 2, 2007


Pfft, anyone who ever saw Flight of the Navigator as many times as I did when I was a kid knows that hospital robots are not only not new, they're passe.
posted by malthas at 3:08 PM on March 2, 2007


. . . is that roboporn?

Nah. That ain't roboporn.

This is roboporn.
posted by jason's_planet at 4:55 PM on March 2, 2007


Oddly enough, I was jonesing to see this version of Mr. Roboto last night. It's my favorite, because I don't have to hear the entire song.
posted by dr. fresh at 10:07 PM on March 2, 2007


This is roboporn.
*swoon*

i love this so very very much...
posted by lonefrontranger at 11:19 PM on March 2, 2007


The Spot Welding Gun music confused me... is that roboporn?

This is the sort of sentence I never thought I'd live to see. I'm getting all misty-eyed.

Metafilter: Is that roboporn?
posted by sparkletone at 1:17 AM on March 3, 2007


SPOILER
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He's Kilroy!
posted by SteelyDuran at 10:44 AM on March 3, 2007


That plasma cutter robot was sheer awesomeness. I can't begin to imagine all the fun stainless steel toys I could create with one of those.

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

*swoon*

i love this so very very much...



Awwww . . . you're making me blush!
posted by jason's_planet at 3:21 PM on March 3, 2007


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