bakaroboAt some point, when our society has been dominated for thousands of years by robot and mechanized AI, they’ll debate in schools as to whether robots evolved from single geared organisms or they were created by a loving and occasionally vengeful Inventor.

Hopefully, we’ll all be able to quell this debate when they wake up one of us from our thousand year slumber in cryogenic suspended animation by recalling this particular event: Bakarobo 2008.

Apparently, it’s a robot design contest that according to Trends in Japan, rewards stupidity and uselessness in robot design.  That’s right – one of the rules is that the robot must be “useless to society.”

You gotta watch this.