The 2004 World Robotics Survey, conducted by the United Nations, predicts that by the end of the year 2007, there will be 4.1 million domestic robots in use doing household chores and providing entertainment. Right now the number is 607,000. I love how thoughtful this little boy looks, like he’s not at all sure he wants Irobi (that’s really its name) the “Family Robot” to become his companion. The Irobi, just announced by Korean Yujin Robotics, can act as a security guard, read stories, and deliver messages.

[Via Popgadget]

Why does this article remind me of all the robots-gone-bad movies I’ve watched over the years?