Desktop robot invasion advances to e-mail

Bandai's "Tachikoma" is the latest Japanese bot to take over desktop tasks.

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It's fine with us for the Japanese to continue pursuing a human-free society , but some of their robotic advances are hitting a little too close to home. We began getting uncomfortable upon learning of various blogging functions being taken over by bots, for example, and now there's another one of the little creeps that's reading e-mail and performing other desktop tasks.

Bandai's "Tachikoma" connects to the computer's USB port, helping to "create and process applications" and play games as well as handle the mail, according to GeekAlerts. Judging by the photos and video, this four-legged beast would eat our " i-Buddy " and " Nabaztag " for breakfast.

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