A robot with a floppy drive and a big heart

Wonderfully bad acting meets early robot technology in this late-1980s promo for the SynPet, an R2D2-esque personal robot. Robots get a bad rap, but this SynPet, named Newton, functions as a babysitter, personal assistant, answering machine, language tutor, friend and confidant all in one non-threatening package—powered by precious little RAM.

—Posted by Tim Nudd