iCub: The New Japanese Robot Baby

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Science

The iCub learns and moves, just like a baby. Scary, but cute.
There are 34 comments:
Male 2,551
diggna - Most of the time, people don`t like things they don`t know, or they`re scared by them. From birth, it`s pretty much hardwired into us that humans aren`t going to harm us (the way babies learn and process information is amazing), so, instead of being afraid of what it is, if it looks human, we`ll assume it`s friendly...or at least not much of a threat.
Or, that`s what I guess.
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Male 28
this reminds me of that movie "irobot"....creepy
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Female 1,653
Wow, it can "look" at things.
This makes dust mites more intelligent, because they at least do something constructive.
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Male 135
To me, the "Why" question is: "Why do we continue to try and make these things look human?"
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Male 135
"So its a robot that can look at stuff. Why?"

It`s experimentation and development of technology for later application in . . . who knows what.

Why make a stick that moves a dot around a screen? So you can later invent video games and call it a "joy-stick".

It`s just one piece of technology that could be applied to lots of things we probably haven`t thought of yet.

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Male 27
So its a robot that can look at stuff. Why?
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Male 2,050
That was not a baby.
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Female 15,763
"Scary, but cute."

Just like the rest of Japan!

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Male 626

I`ll buy it... use it... break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail, upgrade it...

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Male 2,582
"i hope theyre also creating ways to destroy it, yknow... for when it eventually goes haywire"
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Male 2,582
Can robots get teh Herpes?
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Male 425
At last! I was getting tierd of having to move my own eyes.
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Male 31
i hope theyre also creating ways to destroy it, yknow... for when it eventually goes haywire
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Female 9,477
I sware it looks like the iRobot robot. Also, I want some cereal now.
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Female 507
The only way this would be scary is if you put your face up to it and it followed you around everywhere.
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Male 256
Whoa.... I`m with shanir on this one... time to get the red terminator eyes
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Female 167
I bet it likes turtles...
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Female 147
that is cute. Its like the eye of a hurricane.
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Female 710
Well I guess we`re getting closer to artifical intelligence. It`s just baby steps though.
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Female 5,222
it looks like the "irobot" robot
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Male 1,072
Friday, February 20, 2009 11:36:17 AM
Skynet, bringing you a better tomorrow.

Naaa they would stare at you until you DIE! Or have lasers in their eyes!

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Male 499
That`s creepy..

That`s the kind of doll wich wakes you up at night holding a knife...

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Female 24
I don`t understand what this could be used for... Interesting technology tho, just weird in "baby" form... :/
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Male 102
WOW, what a remarkable achievement. It should only be weeks before "Baby Stares at Stuff" dolls are flying off the shelves. Watch out Elmo!
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Male 1,365
Skynet, bringing you a better tomorrow.
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Female 961
that is really really freaky. i can`t help but think of movies like terminator and irobot. it just comes to mind
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Male 4,594
Whoop-Dee Frickin` Doo.
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Female 1,963
Creeeeepy.
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Female 1,142
Always wanted me a robit ta stare at me cereal boxes, mmhmm. >_>
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Male 1
japanese? can`t you read at 00:06?
it`s from Lisbon, Portugal --
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Female 390
pointless but awhhhh what a cutie :]
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Male 1,894
I fail to see the point.
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Male 1,284
stupid baby ... first comment
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Male 20,191
Link: iCub: The New Japanese Robot Baby [Rate Link] - The iCub learns and moves, just like a baby. Scary, but cute.
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