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2013-07-05 12:42:49 PM
Honda robot finds humans confusing

So do we, Asimo.  So do we.
 
2013-07-05 12:49:16 PM
wait until he discovers women....
 
2013-07-05 12:55:11 PM

imfallen_angel: wait until he discovers women....


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2013-07-05 12:56:56 PM
Awesome-o
 
2013-07-05 12:57:45 PM
Done on one, two and three. :)

/nothing more need be said
 
2013-07-05 01:03:42 PM
Great, first comes confusion, then comes anger.

Angry robots never end well for us.
 
2013-07-05 01:07:20 PM
This means we're getting closer to sexbots, right?
 
2013-07-05 01:10:52 PM
I think that the Japanese idealization of robots and the American idealization of robots is different.  I think the Japanese tend to go toward the automata. (See Karakuri Ningoyo) They see robots performing a rote function while I think Americans see them as able to adapt to a changing situation.  You can almost see how differently they treat them as a reflection of their respective societies..

Doctoral thesis material?
 
2013-07-05 01:12:52 PM
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2013-07-05 01:29:08 PM
But does it find humanity delicious... that's the question we really should be asking.
 
2013-07-05 01:37:39 PM

quiotu: But does it find humanity delicious... that's the question we really should be asking.


It was built to serve man.
 
2013-07-05 01:38:51 PM
Now, if only the roboticists had a robust theory of meaning, they might have an idea of what to do about this problem...
 
2013-07-05 01:42:22 PM
But during a demonstration it froze and asked: "Who wants to ask Asimo a question?" repeatedly when people pointed their cameras at it.

I do...who wants a picture of a dead robot?!?

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The Japanese just don't have the dry cool wit it takes to be an action star.
 
2013-07-05 02:04:56 PM
FTFA: "The key thing, and it's what we're working on at the moment, is safe human-robot interaction," he said.

3 laws safe?
 
2013-07-05 02:17:23 PM

technoblogical: FTFA: "The key thing, and it's what we're working on at the moment, is safe human-robot interaction," he said.

3 laws safe?


Which naturally means not safe at all. It's always odd when people talk about 'The Three Laws' like it's a panacea for artificial intelligence when the bulk of Asimov's writing in the Robot novels was how things can still go horribly awry even with the laws. You know... almost like it was a literary device rather than a how-to guide for building robots.
 
2013-07-05 02:48:01 PM
Yeah, no Turing test needed there.
 
2013-07-05 03:04:56 PM

subfactorial: technoblogical: FTFA: "The key thing, and it's what we're working on at the moment, is safe human-robot interaction," he said.

3 laws safe?

Which naturally means not safe at all. It's always odd when people talk about 'The Three Laws' like it's a panacea for artificial intelligence when the bulk of Asimov's writing in the Robot novels was how things can still go horribly awry even with the laws. You know... almost like it was a literary device rather than a how-to guide for building robots.


Yes, a literary device.... and that is why I enjoyed the will smith I, Robot movie and didn't raise a shiat storm about it not following the book
 
2013-07-05 03:12:08 PM
subfactorial: Which naturally means not safe at all. It's always odd when people talk about 'The Three Laws' like it's a panacea for artificial intelligence when the bulk of Asimov's writing in the Robot novels was how things can still go horribly awry even with the laws.

All the fault of humans though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics#Ambiguities_and_ lo opholes
 
2013-07-05 03:19:33 PM

FirstNationalBastard: This means we're getting closer to sexbots, right?


No, it means we're getting closer to being exterminated by pissed off robots.
 
2013-07-05 03:26:32 PM

FirstNationalBastard: This means we're getting closer to sexbots, right?


Technically, yes.  But really, really not the kind you want.
 
2013-07-05 03:35:23 PM

ikanreed: Honda robot finds humans confusing

So do we, Asimo.  So do we.


I've been "accused" of having Asperger's by my family, so I can relate....
 
2013-07-05 03:37:35 PM
My toaster can't tell the difference between me waving at it versus taking pictures of it either.  Although the neighbor's have called the police on me on occasion for do this?
 
2013-07-05 03:45:58 PM
Asimo later pulled a 75 pound catfish out of a hole in the Ajahurashintohominy River.  It apparently thought the catfish was requesting medical assistance.
 
2013-07-05 04:09:07 PM

tinyarena: FirstNationalBastard: This means we're getting closer to sexbots, right?

No, it means we're getting closer to being exterminated by pissed off robots.


Meh.

Sexbots, killbots, we're farked either way.
 
2013-07-05 04:13:50 PM
Just wait until that Uncanny Valley.
 
2013-07-05 04:41:19 PM

Hawnkee: Yeah, no Turing test needed there.


The Turing test is irrelevant anyways.
 
2013-07-05 05:38:09 PM

Primitive Screwhead: [ic.pics.livejournal.com image 782x565]


yes
 
2013-07-05 06:11:09 PM
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2013-07-05 07:09:39 PM

technoblogical: FTFA: "The key thing, and it's what we're working on at the moment, is safe human-robot interaction," he said.

3 laws safe?


3 or 4.
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2013-07-05 09:28:46 PM

KillAllHumans: Primitive Screwhead: [ic.pics.livejournal.com image 782x565]

yes


Nice.
 
2013-07-06 12:50:55 AM
No...robot protect...protect. To love you. To, to kiss you.  
 
2013-07-06 04:57:15 AM
FTA: "That's not just making the robot compliant, it's making it have advanced social intelligence. If a robot is handing you something hot or sharp, for example, it needs to know whether it has your attention."

It's interesting to me that we have higher standards for robots than we do for humans. On the one hand it doesn't seem very logical, on the other it feels like the right thing to do.

For reasons I can't fully explain I'd feel better about being, for example, run over by a human driver than a robot. Maybe part of it is that being accidentally injured by someone who can't empathize with your suffering is frightening. From a human perspective it's not that different from a psychopath.
 
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