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Date: 10/16/09 06:05 AM

37 Responses to iCub Robot Baby

  1. Profile photo of RexGrossman
    RexGrossman Male 13-17
    160 posts
    October 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Link: iCub Robot Baby - Researchers in France develop a baby robot that has the capacity to learn. Unfortunately, it`s a goddamn baby robot!
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    trailleadr Male 40-49
    715 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 6:34 am
    Cool, but creepy. When this thing cuts your Achilles tendon like the undead baby in pet cemetery, don`t say you weren`t warned.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2009 at 6:34 am
    every time i see these things, i am amazed by how far we have come. but this quickly turns to fear when i think of so many futuristic movies involving robots turning on us.
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    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
    592 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 7:00 am
    lawl thats rather scary
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    RawrXD Male 18-29
    145 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 7:39 am
    soo imma learn how to make an EMP gun for my home anyone else with me
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2009 at 7:42 am
    1) Haven`t we seen this particular robot already, just in a different video?

    2) I`m sure the inventors of this thing have heard of the Asimov`s Three Laws of Robotics. Just hope the apply them. (PS: Thanks to R. Daniel it`s 4 now).

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    speedy_3909 Male 13-17
    360 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 7:51 am
    Creeped me out when the guy was sitting at the computer and the robots eyes were looking around
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    tnaran Male 30-39
    220 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 8:33 am
    Huzzah! "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" has come true! (That short story was the inspiration for the Kubrik/Spielberg movie "AI")
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 8:37 am
    That`s so cool, and to those that `sacred` of something that`s programed to serve. Your being paranoid. Be afraid of the programmers, a robot is only good as its program, much like a our CPU`s and laptops.
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    Subushie Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2009 at 8:42 am
    i honestly think there should be laws requiring to limit the capabilities of AI in physical robots. this (although insignificant) is the beginning of the creation of our own demise. robots should be created with all the knowledge it would ever need, and allow varies upgrades. but honestly, what use would we have with a robot that can learn and imagine? lets leave that part to the humans thanks.
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    uncleduck Male 18-29
    302 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 9:44 am
    cobrakiller
    "every time i see these things, i am amazed by how far we have come. but this quickly turns to fear when i think of so many futuristic movies involving robots turning on us."

    Breathe... calm down... relax. Think happy thoughts. Think of all the futuristic movies that contain sex robots instead.

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    dramaeco Male 18-29
    305 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 9:51 am
    Let the uprising begin
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 10:03 am
    GAH WHAT IS THAT THING

    DESTROY IT BEFORE IT TAKES OVER THE WOOOORLD

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    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 10:52 am
    There`s no point in getting worried about Robots taking over the world. Let`s face it, chances are when they become widely available they will be running on microsoft software...as soon as they start trying to take over the world they will crash, need a reboot, and to download some more software updates.
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    Alpha1971 Male 30-39
    364 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Jesus that thing is HUGE!!!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2009 at 11:32 am
    200,000 euros is actually not that much for a robot like that.
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    xaxxonjolly Male 30-39
    85 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    the robot looks b1oody bored!
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    300 large is probably just PARTS for the thing. Include research and development costs, paying all those Ph.D`s, haha yeah. LOTS of dough.

    Although this is like my DREAM job...can you imagine? Can you imagine the CODE, having a nonbiological entity ACTIVELY rewriting its controls differential equations to adapt to a visually interpreted stimuli?!?!

    *goes into coma from awesomeness*

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    DrHorrible Male 18-29
    108 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    @ Brimstone - it`s not being programmed to serve. It`s being programmed to *learn* in hopes that it will serve. Learning means deductive reasoning and personal judgment.

    I agree with Gorgak and Rawr - This thing is very very very very bad.

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    briirox Female 18-29
    179 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    I think I`m afraid of it already....
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    lillypadam Female 13-17
    66 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    ._. creepy
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    October 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    France is awesome.

    Have to watch out for those things though... robots could very indeed go crazy with too much power.

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    No dont do it! we have all seen iRobot!
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    holy poo! It`s creepy as hell and the music doesnt help! It f*cking looks like irobot
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    October 16, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    reganom- nice.

    and that thing is too creepy to have living in my house being a "domestic robot helper"

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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    Man.. everytime I see something like this, I can`t help but think "boy are we going to be sorry one day. Like, let`s stop it right now, while we still can. We`ll wish we had."

    On the other hand, I understand certain men`s insatiable desire to push the envelope in Art, War, and certainly Science (science somewhat pushes its own envelope, that`s sort of its objective).

    Then, somewhere in the middle, I remember that the motivation of Autocognitive electro-mechanical beings isn`t necessarily something we can comprehend, either enough to fear it OR revere it.

    Would it be based on survival? Territory? They`re not animals, so if territory or survival were an issue it might only come in the context of rebellion from subservience. Again, would there be any inclination toward this, and do we really want to take the chance?

    Were the takeover to happen, would it be out of fear OF or pity FOR us? I could easily see the combination overlord/savior complex of the Matrix`s Architect.

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    Khast Male 30-39
    183 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    Although an interesting concept...if we`ve learned anything from Hollywood we should avoid this kind of work...

    BTW...why is it that most humanoid robots they have designed so far looks super creepy?

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    courtneyshea Female 18-29
    46 posts
    October 16, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    we`re screwed.
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    NotAllowed Female 18-29
    526 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 4:27 am
    we are all going to die.
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    Cata Female 18-29
    72 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 6:17 am
    I Robot :O
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    bananajojo Female 18-29
    1401 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 7:44 am
    F YOU FRANCE!!!
  32. Profile photo of Anonned
    Anonned Female 18-29
    10 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    What a scary-looking little drat.
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    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    QUICK! THROW A NAZI IN THERE!
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    superdud3 Male 18-29
    277 posts
    October 18, 2009 at 2:31 am
    im scared D: creepy little bugger
  35. Profile photo of ScubaGuy
    ScubaGuy Male 30-39
    54 posts
    October 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    I for one welcome our new robot overlords.
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    tp1212 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    October 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    Oh boy... Im probably gonna end up working on something similar someday, and end mankind.
    Maybe we should like... simulate how these things would act when they are really becoming intelligent before handing them knifes, guns, hands n such.
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    tp1212 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    October 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    Subushie:... what use would we have with a robot that can learn and imagine? lets leave that part to the humans thanks."

    What use a learning/imagining robot has? If we had a robot that does shopping for its owner, and suddenly some disaster strikes and the shop collapses, the robot could be given instructions by anyone to go dig up those buried under the rubble. As it digs up the first few survivors, it learns that he can use the sound people under the rubble make to find them more quickly, then it imagines/wonders... how could I do this even faster? and it decides that calling for other robots in the area is the best action.
    The learning robot saved lives, while the fixed state robot is still looking for the peas.

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