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iCub: The New Japanese Robot Baby

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iCub: The New Japanese Robot Baby. The iCub learns and moves, just like a baby. Scary, but cute.
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Hits: 5337 | Favorites: 3 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.5 | Category: Science | Date: 02/20/2009
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Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Saturday, February 21, 2009 3:26:42 PM
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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 27 Posts
Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:40:13 AM
this reminds me of that movie "irobot"....creepy

Female, 13-17, Europe
 1661 Posts
Saturday, February 21, 2009 7:36:52 AM
Wow, it can "look" at things.
This makes dust mites more intelligent, because they at least do something constructive.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 134 Posts
Friday, February 20, 2009 10:28:55 PM
To me, the "Why" question is: "Why do we continue to try and make these things look human?"

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 134 Posts
Friday, February 20, 2009 10:27:53 PM
"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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