• Jamoche

    Also amusing: the goal is to “purchase a NAO robot by December 20, 2013″ when the sale ends, and the campaign ends “Friday Dec 20, 12:00pm EST”

    Not just any time today, but at the east coast end of the day. Someone doesn’t understand how kickstarter funding works – or time, for that matter. I bet if I could find this sale he’s talking about, it’ll cost exactly the same as the goal, too.

    • KickFailure

      You’re right, I didn’t catch that. This guy’s plan is FLAWLESS!

  • Brad Maxwell

    Interesting how 60k dollars will only pay for the first “phase” of the security bot for schools, and the other three phases will cost an extra (unbelievable) 700k total.

    I’ve seen weird funding goals for kickstarter projects but this one is just ridiculous

    • KickFailure

      I wonder what costs more, building a terminator, or teaching it not to terminate innocent school children.

      • Brad Maxwell

        I imagine that a big part of the funding will be used to pay for counseling for the poor robot. Imagine the thing being kicked around and made fun of everyday, trying to fend off a bunch of schoolchildren with its ping-pong balls and baking soda and crying itself to sleep every night. I suspect the project might have a different goal: To determine if robots are capable of harboring hate. Thankfully the project will never be funded; robots should not have to go through such suffering in the hands of a sick robo-sadistic freak.

        Seriously though, the first project is a lot more realistic and humble than the ping-pong ball terminator one, I feel kinda sad for the guy that it didn’t get funded :(