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This Robot Wants To Keep You Healthy, Probably To Eat You Later

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We know what you're saying, you're saying that robots don't need to eat. Well, during the robot uprising of 2016, robots will eat humans to make an example out of us if we even think about stepping out of line.

Now that that's cleared up (LOLz!), we'd like you to meet Autom, the robot that wants to help you stick to your diet!

Autom was developed back in 2010, and is ready to hit the US market early next year — at a fraction of its initial cost projections!

You can preorder one for early 2013 for a price of $199 (originally $500) with a monthly subscription of $19.99! Does that sound worth it to you? Because if you ask us, people have been getting into shape without $200 robots and subscription fees for like… ever.

We can't blame you, though, if this is the motivation you need!

Autom sits on your kitchen counter and chats with you about your diet and health goals - it also uses a computer and cameras to track your head and make creepy eye contact with you if you're moving around. Then, the bot will ask you about your habits, share motivational tips, and give you personalized suggestions based on your recorded information.

There's a touch screen on its chest for you to answer its questions, but the company company hopes to develop another version with voice recognition.

If you think all of that is boring, you're probably not alone, and you still might need more convincing even after you know it'll receive automatic updates to keep conversation fresh. It also has a calorie database of nearly 75,000 foods, including restaurant meals.

Just remember, though: robots don't need teeth to eat you.

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