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(News.com.au)   Somewhere in Slovenia, six men are being beaten up by a robot   (news.com.au) divider line 45
    More: Cool, Isaac Asimov, Slovenia, Laws of Robotics, robots, industrial robot, laboratory, Prof Povse, New Scientist  
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2010-10-13 08:27:20 PM
Did the robot have boobies?

:-D
 
2010-10-13 08:29:21 PM
Why not just design robots not to punch people to begin with?
 
2010-10-13 08:32:27 PM
Never make a robot life sized. Two-thirds. Only two-thirds. Easier to stop if it turns on you.
 
2010-10-13 08:32:48 PM
If we ever intend to get flesh and blood back to work, this definitely not the right step in that direction.

hollywoodjesus.com
 
2010-10-13 08:35:19 PM
FTA: At least, not according to Isaac Asimov's First Law of Robotics, which states that: "A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm."

I've always found it odd that Asimov's 'Laws' keep coming up. Scientists have no requirement to adhere to Aasimov's laws, do they? And if they don't, should they even be called laws in the scientific sense? It's not like robots are innately guided by the laws of nature.

i54.photobucket.com

"The code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules."
 
2010-10-13 08:35:42 PM
"If he dies, he dies."
 
2010-10-13 08:36:24 PM
Bacchus-ette: Never make a robot life sized. Two-thirds. Only two-thirds. Easier to stop if it turns on you.

How many 67% sized robots can you take before they overwhelm you?



/worry about the smallest ones.
 
2010-10-13 08:36:56 PM
Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you unplug it.
 
2010-10-13 08:38:49 PM
That article was useless.

"By teaching a robot where the human threshold for pain is, we can teach the robot when to stop punching."

How do you plan to "teach" it? How will the robot know that it's stabbing a human instead of whatever it's supposed to be doing?
 
2010-10-13 08:41:49 PM
rebelyell2006: Why not just design robots not to punch people to begin with?

Where is the fun in that?

I would bet my life's savings that the scientists were sitting around, talking about designing a robot that would obey Azimov's Laws. Then, one of the guys said something like this, "You know, I bet we could design a robot to hit people, say that we were trying to teach it Azimov's Laws, and people would sign up to let our robot punch them?" I imagine that there was alcohol involved in this suggestion, as well as the decision to go with it!

:-D
 
2010-10-13 08:42:43 PM
rebelyell2006: Why not just design robots not to punch people to begin with?

The company is anticipating making robotic guards.
 
2010-10-13 08:43:06 PM
How do they know it's not Lee Marvin in disguise?
/Obscure?
 
2010-10-13 08:44:46 PM
Shoulda paid their insurance. And hid their pills better. Robots are good at detecting them. And their metal claws are good at grasping them.
 
2010-10-13 08:44:47 PM
Mattevil: How do they know it's not Lee Marvin in disguise?
/Obscure?


More like Yul Brynner in Westworld
 
2010-10-13 08:45:07 PM
www.generationaldynamics.com

Approves
 
2010-10-13 08:48:38 PM
This just means they're working on a robot that handles people, as in medical, police or military, and that they needed to find the physical parameters for different pain levels. You know, so you can put a dial on your prisoner handling robot that goes from "gentle but firm" to "crush their puny bodies".
 
2010-10-13 08:49:20 PM
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You fools... you'll kill us all!
 
2010-10-13 08:50:06 PM
Riffalike: Bacchus-ette: Never make a robot life sized. Two-thirds. Only two-thirds. Easier to stop if it turns on you.

How many 67% sized robots can you take before they overwhelm you?



/worry about the smallest ones.


gene agrees
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hot like acid
 
2010-10-13 08:50:44 PM
Redoubt: Mattevil: How do they know it's not Lee Marvin in disguise?
/Obscure?

More like Yul Brynner in Westworld


The Twilight Zone episode had a human getting the stuffing beaten out of him by a robot, I judge him the winnar
 
2010-10-13 08:51:11 PM
I've seen those machines in movies.

Only they weren't hitting the women. But the women were most definitely getting a pounding.
 
2010-10-13 09:05:35 PM
In Slovenia, the robot will hit you until you've Bled.
/Ljubljana
 
2010-10-13 09:07:45 PM
DownDaRiver: I've seen those machines in movies.

Only they weren't hitting the women. But the women were most definitely getting a pounding.


keep looking, there's a spanking machine.
 
2010-10-13 09:13:22 PM
i52.tinypic.com
 
2010-10-13 09:19:13 PM
I'm more worried about vicious gangs of "Keep Left" signs.
 
2010-10-13 09:21:04 PM
The first rule of Robot Fight Club is: 404 - Robot Fight Club Not Found
The second rule of Robot Fight Club is: F5
 
2010-10-13 09:31:24 PM
In other news, Bender is farkin' delighted....
 
2010-10-13 09:35:02 PM
www.examiner.com

"We both said a lot of things you're going to regret..."
 
2010-10-13 10:00:25 PM
www.freakingnews.com
Where's your robot attack insurance now?
 
2010-10-13 10:40:17 PM
Gaylord Fister: This just means they're working on a robot that handles people, as in medical, police or military, and that they needed to find the physical parameters for different pain levels. You know, so you can put a dial on your prisoner handling robot that goes from "gentle but firm" to "crush their puny bodies".

This seems FAR more likely than "teach a robot when to stop hitting people". The latter implies some kind of learning robot, which their robot manifestly is not.
 
2010-10-13 11:09:29 PM
Many miles away
Something crawls to the surface
Of a dark Scottish loch
 
2010-10-13 11:18:29 PM
capitalistliontamer.files.wordpress.com

/At least it wasn't a Stabbing Robot
//KEE-YAH!!
 
2010-10-14 01:01:54 AM
mimg.ugo.com

"Nice punching son, what's your name?"
 
2010-10-14 01:21:12 AM
 
2010-10-14 01:24:08 AM
So, Japan's got a Gundam,and Russia's got a one-armed robot playing human "Whack-a-Mole".

What've WE got, a Cuisinart?!
 
2010-10-14 01:40:49 AM
Captain Steroid: So, Japan's got a Gundam,and Russia's got a one-armed robot playing human "Whack-a-Mole".

What've WE got, a Cuisinart?!


Actually, the French have the Cuisinart. You guys have deep fryers with electronic timers.
 
2010-10-14 02:25:01 AM
Captain Steroid: So, Japan's got a Gundam,and Russia's got a one-armed robot playing human "Whack-a-Mole".

What've WE got, a Cuisinart?!


We have cars that can drive themselves.
 
2010-10-14 03:26:02 AM
Captain Steroid: So, Japan's got a Gundam,and Russia's got a one-armed robot playing human "Whack-a-Mole".

What've WE got, a Cuisinart?!




We've got:

{timpani roll}

Mega-Maid.

/ every farkers dream: someone that goes from suck to blow at the flip of a switch!
 
2010-10-14 07:21:57 AM
PAK CHOI UNF.
 
2010-10-14 07:40:32 AM
Mr_Ectomy: i52.tinypic.com

This is the 4th pic I come up with in GIS for "Meanwhile in Slovenia":

3.bp.blogspot.com

rrrrowl!
 
2010-10-14 08:04:55 AM
Riffalike: Bacchus-ette: Never make a robot life sized. Two-thirds. Only two-thirds. Easier to stop if it turns on you.

How many 67% sized robots can you take before they overwhelm you?

/worry about the smallest ones.



nuwen.net

Agrees.
 
2010-10-14 09:35:23 AM
From the article's comments:

Drone Posted at 9:31 AM October 14, 2010
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords



Okay, which one of you farkers posted that?
 
2010-10-14 10:05:43 AM
Frakkin' toasters!
 
2010-10-14 11:25:46 AM
There's no part of that headline I didn't like.
 
2010-10-14 12:25:47 PM
Hopefully someday robots won't have their very own "this makes me feel punchy" meme.
 
2010-10-14 12:49:55 PM
uncletogie: Captain Steroid: So, Japan's got a Gundam,and Russia's got a one-armed robot playing human "Whack-a-Mole".

What've WE got, a Cuisinart?!



We've got:

{timpani roll}

Mega-Maid.

/ every farkers dream: someone that goes from suck to blow at the flip of a switch!


I'll pass, thanks - but a Maid-droid...now you're talking.
 
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