This Week in the Future, February 27-March 2, 2012

Aw, this is cute. This robot is so in love with Mona (or is motivated by her red lipstick, whatever) that he draws a heart. Only it’s a robot heart. With no heartbeat. Look, just because a robot can sketch a person’s face doesn’t mean it understands all the intricacies of visual art or the complexities of love.

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