My mother is in the hospital, and tonight I took Regina with me when I went over to visit. Regina was cute, charming, and a little bit mischievous, running out of the waiting room into the hall, around the corner, and back again. Except that one time, she was around the corner and I heard her start to cry. I just figured she bumped into something, but then she ran back around the corner and straight into my arms, crying her heart out. A few seconds later, THIS came around the corner:
It's the medbot - the programmed medicine delivery system. It travels the halls unaided, opens its own doors and elevators, and broadcasts messages to pedestrians. It also terrifies small children. She didn't stray a step away from me for the rest of the night.
I don't care if it makes me a bad mom - I laughed my head off. At least now I know how to make her behave - "Regina, the robot's coming!"