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Old 03-13-09, 12:29 AM   #1
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There something about robots like these that creep me out.
http://www.robotliving.com/2009/03/0...robot-teacher/
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yep, pretty high on the creepy factor.

I think they look a little necrophiliactic.

I think I just made that word up.
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yep, pretty high on the creepy factor.
In fact, Japanese robot researcher Masahiro Mori noticed this in 1970 and he called it the "uncanny valley":

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Old 03-13-09, 12:46 AM   #5
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The "normal conversation" at the end is funny.
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"It looks like a ham-bagger." lol!
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YouTube - Advance Female Android Aiko AI robot fembot

The "normal conversation" at the end is funny.
That was amazing. Hilarious, they programmed "her" to not take any sexual harrassment from the perv scientists!


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I think you want to know if like, say, Data, they are 'fully functional.'

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Finally might be able to get myself one of these then:

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I wonder if they could animate any of my numerous disembodied human heads?
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I bet mythbusters can.
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I think I have enough experience with robotics to make this happen.
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Why can't I believe this stuff is actually happening and real?

And wtf is up with this:
http://www.perfect-woman.com/en/compagnie.php#

This stuff has been around since about 2-3 years ago and I'm starting to find out about it now. Robots are a big step especially ones like these you would think it would have more media.
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You want to see creepy? Ill show you creepy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww I say this only because Im a firm believer in the "Thats only what theyre showing us, can you imagine what theyre not showning us?" theory.
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I saw that too. Definitely weird and awkward looking.
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Creepy? yes. She's gonna be a teacher? Do you think the kids will need therapy later in life?
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but then again, no moreso than with some of the 'real' teachers out there...
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but then again, no moreso than with some of the 'real' teachers out there...
Maybe by then the therapists will be bots too..... and they just wont see what the problem is.
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Maybe by then the therapists will be bots too..... and they just wont see what the problem is.
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I see it like this...if they become teachers they have to lay down the law, and doing so involves anger and being a robot means they have the possiblity of malfunction and bugs so, we all are gonna die. Not really, but I see robots for no positive gain.
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The unemployment rate would rise for teachers and therapists, at the very least.
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