Sunday, June 15, 2008

Bearing Up Remarkably Well

Talking Up An Unusual Achievement

Japanese scientists have developed a robotic talking teddy bear - placed on the car dashboard - to help drivers find their way through traffic. The bear has a moving neck and arms so it can also point confused drivers in the right direction. It has even been programmed to say "You haven't been drinking, have you?" if it detects alcohol on a driver's breath.

FOOTNOTE: Ted reckoning.

9 comments:

willow said...

Beary interesting...

Gary said...

I'm afraid that it would go the way of all 'much loved' bears - arms ripped off and mouth sewn up within a few days (if not hours) of being in my car!!

I couldn't bear it!

Gary

Rhea said...

That's a little freaky.

My boys would totally die of fright...or laughter, not sure which.

74WIXYgrad said...

Great, now there would someone to tell me where to go and how to get there in my car who isn't a relative.

Positive note is he wouldn't point out all the drive thrus.

Sandi McBride said...

I guess it beats a pink elephant sitting in the passenger seat!
Sandi

distracted by shiny objects said...

That's exactly what I need...to be seen driving alone and talking to a stuffed bear on my dashboard. Any way to perch it on my shoulder as well?? AnnieH

Shrinky said...

Sounds like something out of a Stephen King novel. (Shudder)

Akelamalu said...

You'd just want to rip it's arms off wouldn't you?

Jo Beaufoix said...

Only in Japan, hee hee.