Robot and Frank - An Upbeat Robot Movie?
Robot and Frank - An Upbeat Robot Movie?
Written by Lucy Black   
Sunday, 01 July 2012

If you are tired of killer robots murdering humans for no real logical reason, then you might like Robot & Frank - but be warned the robot learns some pretty evil stuff.

This new movie is pro robots and pro old jewel thieves:

Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.

The robot is an Asimo-style "shorty" humanoid robot that has a lot of character and plenty of easy to short-circuit software goals. It learns to pick locks and generally steal things, all while looking after the old guy.

 

 

What is really ground breaking about this movie, however, isn't so much the robot - but who wouldn't want to grow old just to get their hands on one - but the way the young things are presented as over-privileged morons just right to be exploited by a thief and his robot accomplice.

robotandfrank

 

Yes, the old should be revered - but probably only by robots.

The full movie should be available in August.

 

 

 

robotalone

 

More Information

Robot & Frank

Related Articles

Asimo shows off dance moves

The Robot Bartender - A Lesson in Why Robotics Is Difficult

Aldebaran's Humanoid Robot Romeo On Video

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Banner


LOGO Creator Seymour Papert Dies
02/08/2016

Seymour Papert, co-creator of the Logo programming language and the man who pioneered the idea that learning to use, i.e. program, computers changes the way children learn other things, has died at th [ ... ]



One App For 1000+ Dancing Robots To Take World Record
14/08/2016

Over a 1000 sub-knee-high robots controlled by a single mobile phone have danced their way to a Guinness World Record in Qingdao, China, The mystery is where are they now and how can we buy them?


More News

Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 July 2012 )
 
 

   
Banner
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2016 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.