Attendees of this past weekend's Coachella music festival in Southern California spotted a robot named Hotshot who apparently roamed the fairgrounds making colorful robotic commentary. Falling somewhere between Short Circuit and Triumph the insult-comic dog, Hotshot seems to be a remote-controlled bot with a head-mounted camera and an off-site operator who provides the robot with its witty banter.
Hotshot begs an interesting and possibly terrifying question. Is it possible to engineer a robot that has a better chance of getting lucky than you do? Not some kind of super-realistic sexbot like Cherry 2000, but a Johnny 5-style robot that can woo the opposite sex just by pure charm and charisma. I'm beginning to think the impending robot takeover of the human race might have less to do with homicidal Terminators, and more to do with Pimpbot 5000.
Here's a clip from Hotshot's previous appearance at the 2006 Coachella festival:
Hotshot stealing your girlfriend: