Judgement Day | December 11th 2007 | Courtesy of Honda

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Gizmodo (pics).
    More (vids and pics).

    Clever buggers. Maybe too clever. WE'RE DOOMED!
     
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    When they redesign ASIMO to resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger, then we know we're in trouble.
     
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    Surely, copyright infringement would stop that?
     
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    When I read "three key abilities" I automatically thought of Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics. Either Honda isn't a fan of Asimov or they aren't quite to this stage in their programming yet.
     
  7. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Quite seriously, after watching the vid you can see that iRobot isn't so far away.
     
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    They shouldn't make robots avoid people. One day, someone is going to want to have sex with robots, and how is that going to happen if it keeps trying to avoid it, or get out of the way??
     
  9. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    That's where the soon to be formed ModMyRobotForLove.com comes in ;)
     
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    New business venture we should know about? What does your missus think about this?


    One piece of advice on your new venture: Not too tight.™
     
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    They're already working on it. ;)
     
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    Wasn't the point of iRobot (the book, not the movie), that the three laws of robotics were even themselves somewhat flawed?

    Although this does seem to be an early milestone on the road toward Technological Singularity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity).

    May all your AI be friendly AI...
     

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