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The Company Offering $130,000 for the Perfect Robot Face Should Choose Luigi

Illustration: Nintendo/Koji Sasahara (AP)

British engineering agency Geomiq is now accepting submissions from the public to be the literal face of a “state of the art humanoid” robotic slated for manufacturing in alternate for $130,000, CNET reported on Tuesday.

Geomiq is asking for these to despatched in photographs of their faces to the firm (directions on Geomiq’s web site right here). The firm defined that it was contacted by a VC-funded firm for a “secretive” mission that has been underway for 5 years. The solely particulars supplied by the weblog publish are that the face have to be “kind and friendly” and that the ensuing robotic will act as a “virtual friend” for aged folks, with probably 1000’s of models going into manufacturing. Whoever wins the competitors will get licensing charges of £100,000 (slightly below $130,000).

So, fairly simple. I have some ideas.

First of all, it’s fairly clear to me that Mario is the front-runner, as he often is, undeservedly. The man jumps on a pair thousand Goombas or recklessly throws turtle shells at rivals in a go-kart race, and immediately everybody’s simply fawning over him, yelling stuff like “Mario jumps, Luigi slumps!” or “Legalize Metal Mario!” It’s a cult of character, okay? You ought to choose Luigi, and never simply because he owes Bowser lots of cash.

Here is a brief listing of the most compelling causes to decide on Luigi:

  • Mario may be very brief. A tall robotic with Mario’s face can be an affront to human decency. A robotic of any top that includes Luigi’s face would look comparatively effective, as Luigi is already freakishly tall
  • During the occasions of Luigi’s Mansion, the actual Luigi proved himself able to many routine home duties, equivalent to vacuuming ghosts
  • Broadens buyer base, as he’s not acknowledged as a critical menace by Koopas
  • Luigi has a barely extra different shade palette than Mario
  • Good likelihood Nintendo received’t even discover
  • Mario doesn’t want the cash. Luigi wants any assist he can get

I relaxation my case. Thank you, and please put Luigi’s face on the terrifying steel man.

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