Robots — our benevolent protectors, mundane task performers, future overlords.
Despite the ever-present threat of being overthrown by tin men, we love robots. So anthropomorphic. So sweet. The Samsung NaviBot is kind of like that too. It looks like the illegitimate child of a cough lolly and an ornamental shrimp.
The robot wasn't long out of the package before other people in the CNET Australia office adopted it as their own — soon spawning a set of yellow eyes and a tail. It even got a nickname: Sadie.
As endearing as people found its little whirring ways we had to step in and stop them dressing it up like a new puppy...
Sadie the cleaning robot(Credit: CBS Interactive)