The China Post reports that the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology will be using robots in a stage production of The Phantom of the Opera. Uhmmmm...okay. According to the site:
"A Taiwan university announced yesterday the creation of what could be the world’s first robot theater, which will make its debut on Dec. 27 by performing the musical The Phantom of the Opera. The theater is comprised of four intelligent robots developed by the Center for Intelligent Robots at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology."
This sounds like a complete train wreck waiting to happen. Part of me wishes that I could go to Taiwan for the holidays just to see how much of a catastrophe this will be. Part of me is also scared to death that it will actually work and robots will soon replace actors, singers...and bloggers. Now please read my rewritten lyrics to Phantom's "Music of the Night."
"Robots acting, what the hell is happening?
Taiwan's students, aren't very prudent.
Let the dream begin so that Skynet will soon win,
Hard as lightning, soft as candlelight.
Dare you trust the robots of the night?"
Source via Engadget