We Became Friends With A Robot




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(robot whirring) (bright pop music) - [Narrator] Kuri is a home robot that responds to your voice and touch. He can play music, navigate around your house, and record video, but most importantly, he wants to be your friend. - I don't foresee myself becoming like super close with Kuri - I can definitely get attached to a robot. Why, I'm not a very social person, you know, like my best friend's are three cats. - Alright, I'm ready to meet Kuri. - Please, bring it on. It's just, look I'm shaking right now. - Hi, I'm Jen. I work with the team that developed Kuri over in California and he's an adorable home robot. Let's get Kuri in here. (laughing) Let's go play with Kuri. - Alright Kuri, welcome to Buzzfeed. Let's have some fun. We're here at my desk and we have Vanessa. Vanessa, come meet Kuri. He's coming. Oh...shit. - So let's go take a walk around with my little new buddy. He follows you around. - That's creepy. (laughing) (gasping) - Did you hear that? (Kuri sneezing) - I love it so much. - He literally has fans right now. Are they bothering you? No? That's totally fine, okay! - Alright guys, what do you think about Kuri? - I love him. - Okay, he's like the nicest person ever. I don't need any of these creatures here. What a waste, what a waste of time. - Hey Kuri, I know that you don't speak English but tell me a joke. (beeps) Holy shit, that was funny. He's laughing at his own joke! - Hey Kuri, you wanna go like try to find a wig? I think it's gonna suit you. That silence is like...don't even try, bitch. (Kuri sneezing) Oh I'm so sorry! He's allergic to me. (laughing) - And for Kuri's last trick, hey Kuri, play me your favorite song. (robotic music) ♪ Pancake robot is coming to town ♪ ♪ He's mixing up the batter and he's laying it down ♪ ♪ Buttermilk, blueberry, chocolate chip ♪ - What is that song? - Pancake robot, ever heart of it? - He's getting ready to leave. This is a sad moment, guys. I'm just not sure I'm ready for this but you gotta get the strength and do it. If there's one thing I learned it's that he gets all the attention, yo, that's messed up. It's like walking around with a prettier friend and you like the shit no one looks at. - Kuri and I had a really, really nice day together but eventually, he had to go and it was pretty sad. - Really, I did not expect to have so much fun with a robot. - I was super skeptical of Kuri and hanging out with a robot all day. - It was insane; I felt like walking with a tiny celebrity. - I think Kuri's so cute; he doesn't really do a whole lot of stuff but I like it because I think if he knew too much, I'd be like super freaked out. - I'm not bullshitting you here, I think by this time he and I are best friends. - Hey Kuri, I love you. - And I'm only waiting for you to come back so please do so. (robot whirring) (bright pop music)