Lovable Ubiko robot for rent



For about £250 per hour you can rent a Ubiko robot to sub for the standard booth babe (and what you lose in babe you make up in not alienating half your potential market base). The -ko is feminine anyhow, and Ubi- stands for the company’s name, Ubiquitous Exchange. Ubiko can be programmed to greet people, pass out balloons and project DVDs FROM HER SKULL. Quote: “Just give it electricity, and a robot can work for long hours, even doing repetitive work, and you don’t have to worry about labour laws,” Sudo said. [GT]

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