Family Robot

The Chinese want us to fund their lucrative project for a family level spy working for our machine masters.

11/11/2015 UBTECH Robotics, a company headquartered in Shenzhen, China, is launching a crowdfunding campaign for Alpha 2, a small humanoid robot “designed for practical household service and companionship.” Alpha 2 has a similar design to many other hobby-class humanoids, but two things stand out: its potential for social interaction and its extremely low cost.

Here’s what Alpha 2 will be capable of doing for you, according to the press release:

Managing weekly calendars and provide verbal reminders for scheduled tasks
Free talk and following verbal instructions
Taking high-quality photographs and posting to social media
Performing home security monitoring and alerts
Entertaining children, guests, and even pets
Reporting the weather, searching the web, downloading applications