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iCub Robot Baby

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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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Hits: 13259 | Favorites: 4 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.5 | Category: Science | Date: 10/16/2009
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Male, 13-17, Europe
 339 Posts
Monday, October 19, 2009 1:29:50 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.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 339 Posts
Monday, October 19, 2009 1:15:15 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.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 54 Posts
Monday, October 19, 2009 12:16:12 PM
I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 277 Posts
Sunday, October 18, 2009 2:31:25 AM
im scared D: creepy little bugger

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2918 Posts
Saturday, October 17, 2009 10:02:20 PM

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