by John Galt
November 18, 2016 20:50 ET
From the What the F*** story of the week:
And it is called Little Chubby, so how can something nicknamed after a lesbian sex toy be taken seriously? More from the Washington Examiner story:
Images and reports from the Chinese social media site Weibo show that a robot nicknamed “little chubby” began destroying a booth at the China Hi-Tech Fair while it was left unattended. One picture shows a man laying on a stretcher, an apparent victim of the robot’s rampage. Another shows shattered glass left in the robot’s wake. A third reveals a seemingly upset “little chubby” in the aftermath of the destruction.
The man injured during the incident was reportedly cut by the shattered glass and taken to the hospital for stitches.
The robot is the work of the Beijing Science and Technology Co. and is described by the Chinese-language news outlet Zaker as a “professional tutor,” “children’s playmate,” and “robot butler,” according to a translation. It is apparently intended to be an educational tool and retails for around 10,000 yuan.
Weibo users joked that the incident was the beginning of the robot apocalypse.
“This robot is a pioneer in his struggle against humanity,” one user wrote, according to the site What’s on Weibo. “The invasion of the robots has started,” another wrote.
It is hard to make things like this up after the last two weeks events.
Then again, a quick Google search produces some pretty messed up pictures of this thing. God help us if we are all destroyed by a robot that looks like a short, fat sex toy.