Mama Robot Device

In 2017, patent number KR20170003315A was granted to a Korean inventor for a "Mama Robot Device". The inventor's name is only given in Korean, so I'm not sure what it is, but Google translates it as Jeong In-pil.

The Mama Robot is creepy in many ways. As far as I can tell, it's a device that allows children to punish themselves when they know they've been naughty but their parents are away.

The child is able to decide how many lashes with a cane they deserve, and the Mama Robot will then deliver the punishment. As it does so, the prerecorded voice of the parent will admonish the child, but simultaneously the Mama Robot will weep "such that the sad feelings of the parent punishing are conveyed to the child."

A camera inside Mama Robot will record the entire event and then send the video to the parent's phone, as proof that punishment has been served.

I wonder, how many years of therapy would it take for a child to recover from having Mama Robot installed in their home?

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 15, 2019
     Category: Inventions | Robots | Parents

I suspect the primary target market wasn't for parents/children.
Posted by mjbird on 12/15/19 at 01:33 PM
How awful! And what kid is going to tell on himself?
Posted by Judy on 12/15/19 at 02:59 PM
I'll bet that Dr. Leonard Hofstadter could give some instruction on how it should be used, if he can get it away from his father for a while.
Posted by KDP on 12/15/19 at 08:01 PM
Now available at an adult novelty store near you...
Posted by Brian on 12/15/19 at 09:33 PM
Put the mechanism inside one of those solid-TPE dolls (RealDoll, etc.), and you'll have a niche fetish market cornered.

Just remember -- your fetishes are nothing to be ashamed about. Unless your fetish is being humiliated, then you should be very ashamed, you nasty little pervert.

Posted by Phideaux on 12/16/19 at 01:12 AM
How about a Mama robot that tells you she is proud of you and hugs you whenever you feel sad? You could also have a Freud robot that looks like Mama but actively listens to you when you tell it about your day and asks questions like "How does it make you feel to be left alone for months with no news from your parents, except to remind you that you shall be punished?"
Posted by Yudith on 12/16/19 at 11:53 AM
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