Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

Robot to Do Magic

cardcard
Arthur C. Clarke once said that, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," and in the age of robots he may just be right. In this case the two are literally aiming to be one and the same. A robot created by Rethink and released last year is getting a new career in prestidigitation. The robot, dubbed Baxter, is currently in training to work as an illusionist under the training of Marco Tempest, a magician of some note.  Baxter is able to learn a simple task in about 30 minutes, which isn't bad if you consider that he's only one year old. The robot is currently in training with the magician to act as his assistant. Though who knows, the robot may just show up in some nifty tricks when all is said and done. The robot was chosen because of its affordability. This robot only sets its owner back about $22,000. That amount may sound like a lot, but other robots can cost as much as ten times that  much to buy.  Source: Mashable
Image: Morgue File