Meet DONA: The Panhandling Robot (Video)

Cyriaque Lamar writes on io9:

The notion of a panhandling robot may sound like pure fiction, but roboticists in South Korea have worked together with MIT Media Lab to create with DONA, a motion-sensing bot built to solicit street donations.

DONA’s makers are donating the robot’s earnings to fund education in the Ivory Coast, so you won’t feel suckered dropping some won in its collection cup.

For more information, see original article.

8 Comments on "Meet DONA: The Panhandling Robot (Video)"

  1. Kali23Yuga | Apr 28, 2011 at 11:58 am |

    Stealing the money will make a sentry gun pop out.

  2. Kali23Yuga | Apr 28, 2011 at 7:58 am |

    Stealing the money will make a sentry gun pop out.

  3. It’s trying to get startup funds for Skynet.

  4. It’s trying to get startup funds for Skynet.

  5. Anonymous | Apr 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm |

    Ironic how people will line up to give a cute robot money, but put a homeless man in the same place, doing the same thing and he will get less money, less respect and probably get arrested.

  6. GoodDoktorBad | Apr 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm |

    Ironic how people will line up to give a cute robot money, but put a homeless man in the same place, doing the same thing and he will get less money, less respect and probably get arrested.

  7. ArgosyJones | Apr 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm |

    First they take our jobs and now this. Next robots will be eating lunch more efficiently than humans.

  8. ArgosyJones | Apr 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm |

    First they take our jobs and now this. Next robots will be eating lunch more efficiently than humans.

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