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Author Topic: Yea, but will your emotional robot mow my lawn?  (Read 1972 times)

zridling

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Yea, but will your emotional robot mow my lawn?
« on: August 09, 2010, 12:28:37 AM »
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Alok Jha writes for the Guardian: First robot able to develop and show emotions is unveiled:
Nao is a robot — the world's first that can develop and display emotions. He can form bonds with the people he meets depending on how he is treated. The more he interacts with someone, the more Nao learns a person's moods and the stronger the bonds become.
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It would also be helpful with old folks living alone, as long as they're not freaked out. More important: Will emotional-bot laugh when I fart? (I know I do.)

The implications are funny and serious.

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Re: Yea, but will your emotional robot mow my lawn?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 06:55:21 AM »
Glorious ... As if anthropomorphism wasn't bad enough. Now they create machines that really can hate you.

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Re: Yea, but will your emotional robot mow my lawn?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 09:19:42 AM »
Will emotional-bot laugh when I fart?
Without careful programming it could get that one backwards.  :o

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Re: Yea, but will your emotional robot mow my lawn?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 09:59:25 AM »
Hahahaaha~!

It looks like a South Park Canadian~! :P

Will it kill Kenny if you piss it off? :D
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Re: Yea, but will your emotional robot mow my lawn?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 08:43:37 PM »
I want that cool, smart robot in "I, Robot." At least that cat could draw. Not some whiny, moody teenaged bot!

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Re: Yea, but will your emotional robot mow my lawn?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 03:34:17 PM »
Hahahaaha~!

It looks like a South Park Canadian~! :P

Will it kill Kenny if you piss it off? :D

It's pretty clear how this robot's going to take to you... It'll start off with, "I'm not your buddy, friend!".