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(ieee spectrum)   RoboBonobo: giving apes control of their own robot. This will end well   (spectrum.ieee.org ) divider line
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2012-03-29 10:31:40 AM  
whos

idea

was this
 
2012-03-29 10:32:21 AM  
purple monkey dishwasher?
 
2012-03-29 10:32:57 AM  

kagemaru026: whos

idea

was this


My god, it's like Planet of the Apes and Terminator, all at once.

/Hasta la vista, monkey.
 
2012-03-29 10:34:11 AM  
The robots are even equipped with (water) guns. WTF are they thinking?
 
2012-03-29 10:36:06 AM  
Professor Bobo, No!
 
2012-03-29 10:37:27 AM  
Robot Bonobo, Mr Arigato
 
2012-03-29 10:40:40 AM  
Putting aside the jokes about this being the worst idea ever this actually seems like a pretty awesome idea.
 
2012-03-29 10:41:06 AM  
Today... on the Chuck Heston Mini-Disaster Movie...
 
2012-03-29 10:41:22 AM  
Looks like Davros the early years.
/EXTERMINATE!
 
2012-03-29 10:42:09 AM  
Still no cure for cancer/sagitarius?
 
2012-03-29 10:42:57 AM  
Not many practical applications, but you should SEE how that thing masturbates!
 
2012-03-29 10:45:03 AM  
Aren't bonobos the nasty ones that run around fingerblasting each other and flinging poo all day?
 
2012-03-29 10:46:12 AM  
They need to name the robot Semos.
 
2012-03-29 10:47:04 AM  
It began as just another day in the laboratory, until suddenly...

"Oh no, I've successfully created a robo-monkey! It is only a matter of time until it kills us all for food!"

"Actually Chuck, that's a Playstation. We are just sitting here playing games...."

"SILENCE, you pencil-necked Bunsen burner! I've got to find some way to disable its circuits! Quickly, hook my scrotum up to this car battery!

"BUT SIR! You'll be kil..."

"DAMMIT! I taught Jane Goodall to love and fear apes. Don't force me to go gorillas in the mist on your ass!

"Yes, sir. Oh god, it's so hairy..."

"Yes! That's it! Energize my hambag with electricity! It's shockingly powerful!"

Chuck Heston, Jim Varney, your company's computer guy and Volto the Magnetic Menstrual Cramp in "Dante's Shocker," later today on the Chuck Heston Mini-Disaster Movie...

BE THERE
 
2012-03-29 10:48:00 AM  
SkyNet never gives up, does it?
 
2012-03-29 10:50:33 AM  

Twilight Snarkle: My god, it's like Planet of the Apes and Terminator, all at once.


i.imgur.com

Approves

/Obscure?
 
2012-03-29 10:51:49 AM  
They where too busy asking if they CAN do it to ask if they SHOULD do it.
 
2012-03-29 10:52:44 AM  

Lane83: It began as just another day in the laboratory, until suddenly...

"Oh no, I've successfully created a robo-monkey! It is only a matter of time until it kills us all for food!"

"Actually Chuck, that's a Playstation. We are just sitting here playing games...."

"SILENCE, you pencil-necked Bunsen burner! I've got to find some way to disable its circuits! Quickly, hook my scrotum up to this car battery!

"BUT SIR! You'll be kil..."

"DAMMIT! I taught Jane Goodall to love and fear apes. Don't force me to go gorillas in the mist on your ass!

"Yes, sir. Oh god, it's so hairy..."

"Yes! That's it! Energize my hambag with electricity! It's shockingly powerful!"

Chuck Heston, Jim Varney, your company's computer guy and Volto the Magnetic Menstrual Cramp in "Dante's Shocker," later today on the Chuck Heston Mini-Disaster Movie...

BE THERE


Idk what I'm reading but I laughed
 
2012-03-29 10:54:10 AM  
Link

/nsfw?
 
2012-03-29 11:06:27 AM  
So does the water cannon activate when they hit the symbol for monkey-fap?
 
2012-03-29 11:07:50 AM  
Came for domo arigato. Thank you. Domo arigato.

At first I read it as roboboner.
 
2012-03-29 11:09:49 AM  
In before Robo-Bo
 
2012-03-29 11:10:29 AM  
Is this some kind of plot to get mecha-fetishists to argue that their form of love is 'normal' ?

/really, bonobos will fark anything that moves

/also - taking a moral lead from creatures who eat the fleas off each other probably won't lead to a very enlightened society.
 
2012-03-29 11:11:12 AM  
I'd rather have the Robo Bo.
 
2012-03-29 11:11:28 AM  
approves
www.historycommons.org
 
2012-03-29 11:12:22 AM  
I thought that the part about using an app to communicate in real time was way cooler than the robot.

Also

I, for one, welcome our new robot bonobo overlords
 
2012-03-29 11:15:51 AM  

i168.photobucket.com

APPROVES?

 
2012-03-29 11:22:32 AM  

profile.ak.fbcdn.net
(new window)

says hi..
 
2012-03-29 11:26:34 AM  

RoboBonobo
RoboBonobo

RoboBonobo
RoboBonobo
RoboBonobo
RoboBonobo



/I like saying RoboBonobo
 
2012-03-29 11:28:41 AM  

Fireproof: Twilight Snarkle: My god, it's like Planet of the Apes and Terminator, all at once.

[i.imgur.com image 210x240]

Approves

/Obscure?


Not that obscure. I hope that was culled from the original and neither the bad or the shockingly bad remake.
 
2012-03-29 11:28:51 AM  
"Give orange me give eat orange me eat orange give me eat orange give me you"

Well, THAT was $500 well-spent.

/no quack
 
2012-03-29 11:33:53 AM  

It's pronounced pacKAGE: I thought that the part about using an app to communicate in real time was way cooler than the robot.


Seconded. This is actually very cool!
 
2012-03-29 11:36:31 AM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: Fireproof: Twilight Snarkle: My god, it's like Planet of the Apes and Terminator, all at once.

[i.imgur.com image 210x240]

Approves

/Obscure?

Not that obscure. I hope that was culled from the original and neither the bad or the shockingly bad remake.


There was a remake of Ape Escape? They're already remaking games from 1999?

*Checks wiki*

Huh. Looks like the new version is a party game for the PlayStation Move.
 
2012-03-29 11:38:42 AM  

It's pronounced pacKAGE: I thought that the part about using an app to communicate in real time was way cooler than the robot.


I think "ape app" is pretty cool.
 
2012-03-29 11:45:56 AM  
I thought their numbers were dwindling, why do they need sexmonkeybots?
 
2012-03-29 11:51:12 AM  
Meh. Call me when they have Lesbian Robobonobos.

/I hate every chimp I see, from chimpan-A to chimpanzee.
 
Skr
2012-03-29 11:54:16 AM  
Bonobo Sex Bot. It was sadly the first thing that popped into my head.


/Bonobo Sex Bot is the name of my U2 coverband
 
2012-03-29 11:54:41 AM  

Fireproof: Huh. Looks like the new version is a party game for the PlayStation Move.


Okay, technically they're sequels. The first game was a timeless, scintillating classic, except for the choice of platform. The second was young-children dumbed down. The third was oxygen-deprivation-with-dry-cleaning-bag-and-lead-pipe dumbed down.
 
2012-03-29 11:58:24 AM  

MBooda: I think "ape app" is pretty cool


...guy. eh presses touchescreens and doesnt afraid of inter-species communication.
 
2012-03-29 12:00:13 PM  

Twilight Snarkle:
My god, it's like Planet of the Apes and Terminator, all at once.


It's an entirely different type of menace, altogether.
 
2012-03-29 12:05:30 PM  
Robo Bono
images.contactmusic.com
 
2012-03-29 12:05:44 PM  

Perducci: Twilight Snarkle:
My god, it's like Planet of the Apes and Terminator, all at once.


It's an entirely different type of menace, altogether.


It's an entirely different type of menace.
 
2012-03-29 12:14:14 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Not many practical applications, but you should SEE how that thing masturbates!


upload.wikimedia.org

Why masturbate when you have a lover?
 
2012-03-29 12:16:55 PM  

MBooda: It's pronounced pacKAGE: I thought that the part about using an app to communicate in real time was way cooler than the robot.

I think "ape app" is pretty cool.


i141.photobucket.com
 
kgf
2012-03-29 12:17:53 PM  
FTA - "Humans, for their part, will be able to use an app that translates their speech directly to the symbols used by the bonobos, potentially opening up real-time two-way intelligent communication between you and another species."

Wonder what their Fark handle will be? Oh wait, I think they're already members.
 
2012-03-29 12:21:35 PM  
I've heard of chimps and gorillas communicating in various ways, but this Bonobo thang is a first for me. Sounds pretty cool, especially the water-cannon on a hot day...

Years ago I read a story in a NatGeo about Koko the ASL-using gorilla. The reporter asked if she were a human or an animal - and she signed back "Gorilla damn fine animal." She also named her first pet kitten All Ball. Anyone with that kind of personality would be interesting to "talk" to. I'd do it in a heartbeat if I had the chance and the $$$.
 
2012-03-29 12:24:06 PM  
t1.gstatic.com

Approves
 
2012-03-29 12:40:27 PM  
So wait. We're giving a species of ape that interacts socially through extensive amounts of sexual activity a robot to interact socially with humans?

That ain't water it's squirtin', kids.
 
2012-03-29 12:45:08 PM  
Good lord, it's only a matter of time before the robo-HIV epidemic begins.
 
2012-03-29 01:22:05 PM  

suid: [profile.ak.fbcdn.net image 200x165]
(new window)

says hi..


That's the one I came here for.
 
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