“Soon every home will have a robot helper. Don’t worry, your kids are perfectly safe.”
You know when you see a tag line like that on a movie poster, that your kids are going to be far, far from perfectly safe. Blinky, a short film from a company called Bad Robot Productions that we've been looking forward to since 2009, doesn't disappoint.
Directed by Ruairi Robinson (who's currently working on Akira), Blinky is very well done, although it definitely messes with your head. Personally, while I'm glad I watched it, I kinda don't think I'd want to watch it again. If you're up for it, Blinky is probably rated PG-13, so use your best judgment as to what that implies. You've been warned!
Via [ io9 ]
Evan Ackerman is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Since 2007, he has written over 6,000 articles on robotics and technology. He has a degree in Martian geology and is excellent at playing bagpipes.