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(io9)   Latest incarnation of Honda's ASIMO humanoid robot looks more human than ever, will have crossed uncanny valley entirely when it comes time to push you down the stairs in your old age   (io9.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, ASIMO, Honda, humanoid robot, New York International Auto Show, Lance Ulanoff, valleys  
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2014-04-19 12:34:18 AM  
OK so it can open a beverage (presumably a beer) and can pour a proper pint.

TAKE MY MONEY NOW YOU BASTARDS!
 
2014-04-19 12:35:54 AM  
will they protect us from the terrible secret of space?
 
2014-04-19 12:43:30 AM  
Somewhere in the Pentagon, a researcher is trying to figure out if it can identify an enemy combatant and pull a trigger.
 
2014-04-19 12:52:00 AM  
filmcrithulk.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-19 01:14:03 AM  
Whelp, time to buy some Old Glory insurance.
 
2014-04-19 01:32:27 AM  
It still runs like it's pinching its butt cheeks together while racing to the toilet.
 
2014-04-19 01:45:09 AM  

markie_farkie: OK so it can open a beverage (presumably a beer) and can pour a proper pint.

TAKE MY MONEY NOW YOU BASTARDS!


Slap on one of those lab-grown vaginas I keep reading about, and you've got yourself another sale!
 
2014-04-19 01:45:59 AM  
Okay!  Finally some progress. Now, when do these come out for in-home application?

i59.photobucket.com
digital-art-gallery.coms1.cdn.autoevolution.com
 
2014-04-19 01:58:42 AM  

Grotesk: Okay!  Finally some progress. Now, when do these come out for in-home application?

[i59.photobucket.com image 566x383]
[digital-art-gallery.com image 485x672][s1.cdn.autoevolution.com image 728x383]


I'll wait for this model.

videogame-art.com
 
2014-04-19 02:20:19 AM  
My choice would be...
 
2014-04-19 02:21:29 AM  
Rachael, dammit
 
2014-04-19 02:30:25 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Grotesk: Okay!  Finally some progress. Now, when do these come out for in-home application?

[i59.photobucket.com image 566x383]
[digital-art-gallery.com image 485x672][s1.cdn.autoevolution.com image 728x383]

I'll wait for this model.


I will wait for KWAME's recommendation. ..
 
2014-04-19 02:31:03 AM  
I don't even know why the scientists keep building all these aggressively sexual female blowjob robots!!
 
2014-04-19 02:42:57 AM  
What would have been the better song for that first video, Mahna Mahna, Tequila, or Yakkity Sax?
 
2014-04-19 02:48:41 AM  
It is here to protect us from the terrible secret of space.
 
2014-04-19 02:50:01 AM  
www.brokenbuild.com
stairs you say?
 
2014-04-19 03:03:55 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Grotesk: Okay!  Finally some progress. Now, when do these come out for in-home application?

[i59.photobucket.com image 566x383]
[digital-art-gallery.com image 485x672][s1.cdn.autoevolution.com image 728x383]

I'll wait for this model.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-19 03:13:33 AM  

Ned Stark: [www.brokenbuild.com image 320x400]
stairs you say?


lordargent.com
// oooooold fark photoshop contest
 
2014-04-19 03:13:48 AM  
fc06.deviantart.net
 
2014-04-19 03:30:18 AM  

TV's Vinnie: [filmcrithulk.files.wordpress.com image 850x656]


"lame... weak..."
 
2014-04-19 04:33:16 AM  

CarrieWhite: Rachael, dammit


It's too bad she wont live. But then again, who does?
 
2014-04-19 06:14:29 AM  
Ha, it runs like Mr, Bean.
 
2014-04-19 06:52:14 AM  

Grotesk: Okay!  Finally some progress. Now, when do these come out for in-home application?


I want Ghost In The Shell bodies dammit, then we all can be synthetically sexy.
 
2014-04-19 07:36:07 AM  
Why do I hear that video set to the "Share and Enjoy" song.

/Complete with the robots being a minor 5th out of tune...
 
2014-04-19 07:51:21 AM  
img.fark.net

I think it looks entirely human and I want one
 
2014-04-19 08:21:20 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-19 08:29:23 AM  

baconbeard: markie_farkie: OK so it can open a beverage (presumably a beer) and can pour a proper pint.
TAKE MY MONEY NOW YOU BASTARDS!
Slap on one of those lab-grown vaginas I keep reading about, and you've got yourself another sale!


Just drill a hole big enough for a fleshlight.
 
2014-04-19 08:38:37 AM  
It feels good to know that Grandma will be protected at the bottom of the stairs.

/Pushing is inferior.
 
2014-04-19 10:33:10 AM  
Can I have sex with it yet?
 
2014-04-19 12:28:51 PM  
http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=%2F#/watch?v=2IPAOxrH7Ro

I hate posting from a phone.

/Flight of the Conchords - The Humans are Dead
 
2014-04-19 01:13:53 PM  
Ok, were the videos in the article reruns? Didn't I see the same exact thing 15 or so years ago?
 
2014-04-19 01:27:08 PM  

dangelder: I don't even know why the scientists keep building all these aggressively sexual female blowjob robots!!


I for one welcome our aggressively sexual female blowjob robot overladies!
 
2014-04-19 01:41:51 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: [img.fark.net image 389x283]

I think it looks entirely human and I want one


Cute but her voice and mannerisms seem more appropriate for teaching first grade.
 
2014-04-19 02:38:46 PM  

DORMAMU: Dingleberry Dickwad: Grotesk: Okay!  Finally some progress. Now, when do these come out for in-home application?

[i59.photobucket.com image 566x383]
[digital-art-gallery.com image 485x672][s1.cdn.autoevolution.com image 728x383]

I'll wait for this model.

I will wait for KWAME's recommendation. ..



Kwame's choice will be a lot less active
 
2014-04-19 03:06:18 PM  
I'm not worried - I'm covered

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-19 03:42:42 PM  

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 315x214]


Does ASIMO have stairs in its house?
 
2014-04-19 05:39:49 PM  
Ya don't say?

ichef.bbci.co.uk
 
2014-04-19 07:26:17 PM  
One step closer...

www.virtualworldlets.net

I think everything's gonna be all right!
 
2014-04-20 01:25:55 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: I'll wait for this model.

[videogame-art.com image 661x529]


Hmmm...  Y'know, I know it's from a video game, but she looks like concept art for a movie version of Jocasta, as might be in an Ultron storyline.


strangeluck: I want Ghost In The Shell bodies dammit, then we all can be synthetically sexy.


I do, too, but mostly just so I can hack people's ghosts (mine included). Also because I think the body selection process might be so complex and time-consuming it would make the most intricate (read: anal) MMORPG character creation system seem like character selection in Pong by comparison. Meanwhile I'll be living in a dark basement that I never leave, as usual (with the excuse that I'll be a brain in a support pod attached to a room full of computers), but simultaneously existing in dozens of bodies and in Dataspace, too. MUWAAAhaahaahaaa!

/Um.  I said... NOT weird.
 
2014-04-20 02:31:40 AM  
Jesus subby, if that's anywhere close to a trip to the uncanny valley for you, I'd suggest you just lock yourself in the house for the rest of your life.

As far as looks go, this thing has looked the same for years now...
 
2014-04-20 04:18:03 AM  
www.digitalworldtokyo.com
 
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