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(Popular Science)   Researchers use THE MOST TERRIFYING ROBOT EVER to help autistic children interact socially. (with pic of THE MOST TERRIFYING ROBOT EVER)   (popsci.com) divider line 102
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2012-11-29 12:33:55 PM
Got that beat

img827.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-29 01:04:00 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

I'LL BE BACK .... at 3 PM for Wapner, Wapner at 3...
 
2012-11-29 01:10:02 PM
It looks like the Greendale Human Being.
 
2012-11-29 01:11:17 PM
broccolicity.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-29 01:11:46 PM
If they can make Autismdroids, surely someone can make a working sexbot.
 
2012-11-29 01:12:10 PM
cdn.blogs.babble.com

/black is traditional...
 
2012-11-29 01:13:12 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-29 01:14:08 PM

12monkeys: [broccolicity.files.wordpress.com image 440x304]


Yes, that's worse.
 
2012-11-29 01:14:55 PM
I think they use it like, "Jimmy, we are going to put this robot next to your bed to watch you sleep until you stop having autism." I bet that shiat would clear up in one night.
 
2012-11-29 01:15:22 PM
i'm sure the poor aspies won't be able to tell
 
2012-11-29 01:16:24 PM
Yay! Talking toilet seat lid!
 
2012-11-29 01:17:50 PM
Yes, I'm sure that will snap those withdrawn kids right out of their shells.
 
2012-11-29 01:19:36 PM

Rahsa Naba Doe-ah Gola Wookiee Nipple Pinchy: [i.imgur.com image 250x230]


Never do that again.
 
2012-11-29 01:20:23 PM

xanadian: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x313]

I'LL BE BACK .... at 3 PM for Wapner, Wapner at 3...


I thought terminator #2 was by far the scariest. Liquid metal is no joke. The woman terminator was too hot to be as scary.
 
2012-11-29 01:23:04 PM
I'll just leave this here ...

Uncanny valley
 
2012-11-29 01:23:34 PM
Posted 06.01.2010

Time to bring back the old "It's not news" tagline?
 
2012-11-29 01:23:46 PM

12monkeys: [broccolicity.files.wordpress.com image 440x304]


Yeah, I'm gonna agree with you on that one

www.theswedishbed.com

I'm not designed for that, human
 
2012-11-29 01:23:55 PM
You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.
 
2012-11-29 01:23:57 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-11-29 01:24:15 PM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-29 01:24:32 PM
www.theswedishbed.com

PLOOKING... TOO... HARD!
 
2012-11-29 01:25:07 PM
That picture made me think of:

content.internetvideoarchive.com
 
2012-11-29 01:27:34 PM

moothemagiccow: i'm sure the poor aspies won't be able to tell


fark your mother.
 
2012-11-29 01:31:43 PM
Hell, we used to watch scarier ones every morning on the tube!
i1151.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-29 01:31:45 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb and say none of the people involved in that project have kids or remember what it was like to be one.

That thing has a bright future as a horror movie villian.
 
2012-11-29 01:34:49 PM
humanoids are capable of expressive gestures and facial expressions.

if only something else was capable of "expressive gestures and facial expresions"
 
2012-11-29 01:35:09 PM
The scientist quoted in this article, Simon Baron-Cohen, is one of the world's leading experts on autism (I've read so many of his studies for tangentially related work) and is indeed related to Sacha Baron-Cohen. I think they're cousins or brothers, but I can't remember.
 
2012-11-29 01:35:11 PM
I don't understand the apparent obsession some researchers have with trying to get autistic children to interact with robots. The children I am acquainted with, who have an autism diagnosis, interact with technology just fine. It's interacting with people that they struggle with.
 
2012-11-29 01:36:42 PM

Kevin72: You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.


And the lack of evidence proving both is even more dangerous! Oh won't somebody please think of [the scientific method]!
 
2012-11-29 01:39:05 PM

Lunaville: I don't understand the apparent obsession some researchers have with trying to get autistic children to interact with robots. The children I am acquainted with, who have an autism diagnosis, interact with technology just fine. It's interacting with people that they struggle with.


Which is why the robot has a face.
 
IP
2012-11-29 01:39:11 PM
fc08.deviantart.net
 
2012-11-29 01:39:25 PM
i208.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-29 01:39:38 PM

Kevin72: You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.


On one hand, this totally screams out troll to me. But on the other hand, anti-GMO/HFCS nut cases are always super eager to spew their smug all-natural nonsense anywhere they can. So I'm going to have to rate it a 4/10 with the possibility of adding a point or two if you get any bites.
 
2012-11-29 01:40:29 PM

Kevin72: You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.


I think you forgot to mention chemtrails.
 
2012-11-29 01:41:05 PM
i171.photobucket.com

Can you fark it?
 
2012-11-29 01:41:07 PM
I seem to recall some creepier ones with hair, made for the same purpose a while back. Anyone remember this?
 
2012-11-29 01:41:58 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-29 01:42:46 PM

blazemongr: Lunaville: I don't understand the apparent obsession some researchers have with trying to get autistic children to interact with robots. The children I am acquainted with, who have an autism diagnosis, interact with technology just fine. It's interacting with people that they struggle with.

Which is why the robot has a face.


Wouldn't it be better to have them interact with people? I hear those also have faces.
 
2012-11-29 01:43:22 PM

Kevin72: You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.


Aspertame made big Pharma figure out how to "diagnose" more forms of extremely expensive to treat "disorders" that only they can provide the "cure" for? Damn I want to get that stuff into whatever real estate agents and homebuilders drink. I could fix the housing market all by myself in a matter of weeks.
 
2012-11-29 01:43:24 PM
Maybe the scientists have reasoned that if they can get autistic kids to interact successfully with a terrifying robot that interacting with a regular human won't seem so scary in comparison?
 
2012-11-29 01:44:22 PM
www.megaboomradio.com
 
2012-11-29 01:44:27 PM
www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-11-29 01:44:29 PM
 
2012-11-29 01:47:21 PM
Subby has issues with clowns too I would imagine...
 
2012-11-29 01:47:59 PM

fruitloop: [i171.photobucket.com image 479x320]

Can you fark it?


Why would you want to?
 
2012-11-29 01:48:12 PM

Gyrfalcon: blazemongr: Lunaville: I don't understand the apparent obsession some researchers have with trying to get autistic children to interact with robots. The children I am acquainted with, who have an autism diagnosis, interact with technology just fine. It's interacting with people that they struggle with.

Which is why the robot has a face.

Wouldn't it be better to have them interact with people? I hear those also have faces.


The point is that they resist interacting with people, but like technology, this is intended as a bridge of sorts, and their parent was in the room during the trials. The children who responded well to the robot, also interacted more with their parent than they normally would.

One kid even went so far as to recognize the frustration his teachers feel with him when the robot wouldn't do something he wanted it to do.
/read the whole article
 
2012-11-29 01:48:15 PM
www.robaid.com
 
2012-11-29 01:50:30 PM
Let's let those autistic children interact with something a little less freaky, like the Robot Philip K. Dick.
andscifi.com
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a.abcnews.com
 
2012-11-29 01:50:44 PM
Stopped reading at:

"Yet autism is treatable"

Then started to wish the heads of all concerned would assplode for being this stupid.

If it was treatable, it wouldn't exist.

Another freaking study that if anyone around me reads, will offer their "new knowledge" about my kid and how she can miraculously be "fixed".

God, how I hate these articles and so-called research.

/has autistic daughter
 
2012-11-29 01:50:56 PM

hdhale: Subby has issues with clowns too I would imagine...


i.chzbgr.com
 
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