Meet the Emotive Robotic Avatar, your new $65,000 friend

This is the Emotive Robotic Avatar, a tablet-controlled robot that can walk around, transmit video, change his expression and broadcast your voice from afar. It is also $65,000 for some inexplicable reason.

Honestly, seeing what this thing can do, I would have expected it to cost no more than $250. Why it costs so much is a mystery. For that price, I'd expect the robot to be able to wash my car and clean up my house for me, or at least wash my hair. But hey, I guess if you've got more money than you know what to do with you might as well drop a few thousand on a gimmicky robot toy, right?

Hammacher Schlemmer via Engadget

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