Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spank that Robot

From time to time we see various machines that are designed to spank humans. Now the tables are turned. Reuters News reports that a Japanese inventor has created a robot that responds to spanking.

Nobuhiro Takahashi called his creation "Shiri" which means "butt" in Japanese. Shiri responds with different emotions to different human touches.

The inventor hopes to use the prototype to develop responses that can be applied to other parts of a robot's body, in particular the face, to help with non-verbal communication. He decided to develop his technology with a bottom because its movements are large and make it easier to convey emotion.
"I wanted to try and use a butt to reflect emotions - fear, joy and relaxation," he explained.

To get a robot to show fear, Takahashi spanks it.
"Fear is a very human - very living - emotion, so it's expressed with force, with a spank." The robot bottom responds by quivering. A slow wobble is the sign for relaxation, while a gentle stroke causes clenches that signal pleasure.
See for yourself.  It's pretty amazing!





From Hermione's Heart

16 comments:

Christina said...

Wow! What will they think of next? LOL

Hermione said...

Christina - I'd rather not know:)

Hugs,
Hermione

SNP said...

Always something interesting and new to read about here. Have a good Tuesday.

Red said...

A predetermined reaction... not exactly those of a spanked person who enjoys TTWD.
A interesting find, but I would call this scientist a fail
real bottoms upRed

joeyred51 said...

I am amazed at what you are able to find online. Thanks Hermione.

Hug,
joey

Young Lady said...

so weird - haha...

ronnie said...

Interesting find Hermione but I'm not convinced.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

sunnygirl said...

Interesting - that's the only word I can think of.

Ticcers aloud said...

are the makers Japanese or Chinese? either way, only in the far east lol. like to see it gocommercial....

Hermione said...

SNP - I do my best!

Red - Maybe he's a Fail, but his mind is in the right place.

Joey - Me too!

Young Lady - Extremely!

Ronnie - Not convinced that she enjoys a spanking?

Sunnygirl - What will they think of next?

TA - Japanese. I can see it being a big seller for would-be spankers.

Hugs,
Hermione

Ticcers aloud said...

mmm I can see it doing a rather interesting trade in the fetish shops.

fB said...

I find that fascinating and amazing. I love hearing about new technologies. I'm still hoping they figure out how to put a brain into a robot so I can leave for ever as a cyborg. ;)

reneerose~closetgirl said...

that's crazy!

Kitty - The Submissive Wife said...

And the shape of the bottom - yummy.

Mick said...

Interesting, but the noise it makes is not exactly when I'm looking to hear when i give a spanking :).

Hermione said...

TA - I can too. There'll be a lineup!

fB - There's an idea.

Reneerose - He's thinking outside the box, anyway.

Kitty - It's just right for smacking.

Mick - It should say "Ouch!"

Hugs,
Hermione