He’s not the hero we need, he’s the hero we deserve.
Tired of dealing with telemarketers and the robots they use to make sure they have a human on the line, Roger Anderson decided to use a robot of his own.
Anderson studied the vocal habits of telemarketers, and programmed his robot to respond to their algorithm with everything from simple cues such as “uh huh” and “yeah” to more complex responses like asking the telemarketer to repeat their entire pitch from scratch.
The company’s website states:
“When you get a call from a telemarketer and they ask something like ‘Mr. Jones?’, say ‘Oh, you want Mr. Jones? Sure hang on – he’s right here…'”
He adds, “Please use sparingly and with restraint. This robot is not meant to prank friends or wrong numbers. I built it to waste the time of the telemarketing industry.”