Oboe: Japanese Robot To Make Human Memories Immortal


It is said that sometimes fiction is stranger than life. This is one of those cases, because this robot will convince you that real life is in most cases the strangest of all. We humans are not immortal, so it’s important that we - or our memories live on somehow after our bodies turn to worm food.

When it comes to strange things, the Japanese are the first in line to give as a solution.

What is OBOE?
Oboe is a robot made with sole purpose of carrying human thoughts through time. The Oboe was designed by Arnaud Deloustal as a robot that would ‘hang-out’ with the elderly and carry memories of them. Oboe would store within it all the information that is to be gained about the certain individual. This way as much of their “essence” as possible will live on. You can see how the future might play out with “Oboe”. We continue to live, in a sense, in robot form.


Oboe is designed so that memories of an individual live on long after the person is gone. This is not really a case of artificial intelligence and although it seems so strange. Humans are designing robots to live with the elderly and gain insight about them instead of spending some time with their loved ones themselves.



Via: Botropolis