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See the amazing dancing marshmallow peep!

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http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~marekm/projects/beatbots/

designed and built by Hideki Kozima. Keepon is a small creature-like robot developed to perform emotional and attentional interaction with children. If has four degrees of freedom, a soft rubber skin, two cameras in its eyes, and a microphone in its nose.

The future is here.
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Cool. A little useless but cool. If I were a kid I'd definetly want one of those. Of course, it would be too expensive.

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How cuuuuuute!

But now I really wish I had some Peeps.

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Stuff like this scares me. Why is it that, despite dozens of works of literature predicting that robots will someday dominate over their human masters, we continue trying to create machines that reflect our human mannerisms? Soon enough, emotions and a rebellious nature are going to kick in and you all know what happens then.

Someday those peeps will be slaughtering us and harvesting our bodies for energy and resources, you'll see!

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All while bopping along to the screams of their victims. This shit is dangerously cute. ^^

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I would've wanted this so 15 years ago.

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That thing is pretty funny to watch.

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Senbei wrote:Stuff like this scares me. Why is it that, despite dozens of works of literature predicting that robots will someday dominate over their human masters, we continue trying to create machines that reflect our human mannerisms? Soon enough, emotions and a rebellious nature are going to kick in and you all know what happens then.

Someday those peeps will be slaughtering us and harvesting our bodies for energy and resources, you'll see!
Isaac Asimov kicked this Frankenstein Complex right in the ass and made Mary Shelley his little bitch (figuratively speaking, and also exagerating a bit). Read "I, Robot".

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I dunno...

You'd really have to program it with the capability to do such horrors for them to happen. But then again, we make a lot of mistakes.

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My point exactely. Robots are mere tools. Such as a toaster wont run around toasting whoever it feels like it.

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Thom Yorke once said: "I'm not afraid of computers taking over the world. They're just sitting there. I can hit them with a two by four."

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... thics.html

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Post by Opa-Opa »

Whoa! This is actually getting kinda creepy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD1tjTsBsJc

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Post by Dasher »

I dont get it, does she talk and move by herself or is someone controlling her in someway? Can she understand what you say? what kind of AI does she have? :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Uncanny Valley kicking in.

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Post by Dasher »

I see, very interesting...I wonder how much will we advance? theres still much to do. -_-

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Furbo 3000 is here!

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Awesome.

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Post by Dr. SEGA Monkey »

More of that robot woman. Higher quality video clips and pictures.

Uncanny Valley indeed. I jumped out of my chair when I first saw this thing move.

Personally, I don't see how making robots look more human looking will improve their job/purpose. Yes, making robots look like humans is incredibly awesome, yes, it's very cool looking, but why waste money trying to get these things to look human when they can act the same with or without skin?

On to something less creepy....ASIMO!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q3C5sc8b3xM

The balance this thing has is incredible.

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Post by Baba O'Reily »

It's a bit less unnerving to see yourself being replaced by a robot, so seeing something relatively human might ease the adjustment.

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