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(NBC News)   New study says that humans tend to trust robots that look like humans. Finally an explanation for Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore, humans tend, University of Auckland, robots, explanations  
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2013-08-30 08:44:48 AM
I can haz hugs nao?

2013-08-30 08:53:33 AM  
I read this as A.I. Gore.
2013-08-30 09:42:44 AM
Only true if you're white.
2013-08-30 10:42:19 AM  
That's why he wears the helmet.  Otherwise it would defeat the purpose.
2013-08-30 10:47:02 AM  
I trust R2D2 and C3PO equally. In fact, I trust R2 a little more. At least he can keep his cool during a stressful situation.

So there.
2013-08-30 11:02:44 AM  
But, but, but, uncanny valley.
2013-08-30 11:18:03 AM

Oh, you can trust Maximilian, all right -- to wreck your farking day.
2013-08-30 11:58:11 AM  

Precision Boobery: That's why he wears the helmet.  Otherwise it would defeat the purpose.

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To be fair, the helmet likely had more than one use. Robot or not, armor of any sort is good.
2013-08-30 12:18:42 PM  
Philip K. Dick said the only reason to make robots look like humans is to fool humans into thinking they were humans. So, yeah.
2013-08-30 02:49:50 PM  
I'd trust my Roomba more if it stopped sneaking out at night and murdering my neighbors. It's hard to get the blood out of the dustbin.
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