Driving Miss Penguinbot

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Oddly resembling the good-natured younger brother of HAL 9000, the Pioneer Penguinbot is actually intended to improve your driving by warning you about red lights or speeding, letting you know when you’re getting lost or passing by some point of interest, and also be the little avian friend you dreamed of every night since you were a child. Of course it’s only in the prototype stage, but if the straw poll is any indication, Pioneer has a palpable hit on its flippers, er, hands. [GT]

The load robot of the pioneer (entertainingly machine-translated from Japanese) [via Engadget]

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Camille Dumas