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iCub Robot Baby

Hits: 13278 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Science | Added by: RexGrossman
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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 12:16:13 PM
I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 277 Posts
Sunday, October 18, 2009 2:31:26 AM
im scared D: creepy little bugger

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2918 Posts
Saturday, October 17, 2009 10:02:21 PM

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 10 Posts
Saturday, October 17, 2009 6:14:50 PM
What a scary-looking little drat.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1406 Posts
Saturday, October 17, 2009 7:44:28 AM

Female, 18-29, Europe
 72 Posts
Saturday, October 17, 2009 6:17:24 AM
I Robot :O

Female, 18-29, Asia
 510 Posts
Saturday, October 17, 2009 4:27:36 AM
we are all going to die.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 46 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 11:39:32 PM
we're screwed.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 185 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 10:50:45 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?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 9:41:44 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.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1407 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 8:15:16 PM
reganom- nice.

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

Male, 13-17, Canada
 1932 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 7:17:18 PM
holy poo! It's creepy as hell and the music doesnt help! It f*cking looks like irobot

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25264 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 3:32:08 PM
No dont do it! we have all seen iRobot!

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 720 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 1:52:21 PM
France is awesome.

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

Female, 13-17, Canada
 67 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 1:44:37 PM
._. creepy

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 180 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 1:34:33 PM
I think I'm afraid of it already....

Male, 18-29, Western US
 110 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 1:06:41 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1387 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 12:55:59 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*

Male, 30-39, Europe
 84 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 12:36:54 PM
the robot looks b1oody bored!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 11:32:27 AM
200,000 euros is actually not that much for a robot like that.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 365 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 11:09:43 AM
Jesus that thing is HUGE!!!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 505 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 10:52:34 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.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 4702 Posts
Friday, October 16, 2009 10:03:12 AM


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