Photographs of Robots
October 18, 2012 1:53 PM   Subscribe

Robots at Work and Play (a photo gallery from the Atlantic).
posted by tykky (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
#9 really needs a little explanation.
posted by kozad at 1:57 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


#9 really needs a little explanation.

If you meet the robot Buddha on the road, disable it.
posted by Egg Shen at 1:58 PM on October 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


Hiking through the uncanny valley.
posted by b1tr0t at 2:02 PM on October 18, 2012


If you meet the robot Buddha albino Optimus Prime on the road, disable it.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:09 PM on October 18, 2012


Some of those lil guys are totes adorbs.

There are two different robot philosophies at play here. You have anthropomorphic robots meant to mimic human appearance and you have robots who's form facilitates their function, such as bomb disposal robots, UAVs and that cool cigarette smoking robot. But really, what is stopping one robot brain from switching between multiple bodies based on the task at hand. I would want multiple bodies, my interstellar battle mech form, a smaller more human form to engage in recreations of primitive human rituals like sports, mating, attending social functions, and maybe a form for relaxing in front of the TV watching old Magnum PI episodes on the galactic feed.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:23 PM on October 18, 2012


The cool cigarette smoking robot would work for just about all of those activities. As long as it is cancer-proof.
posted by b1tr0t at 4:04 PM on October 18, 2012


Suicide of a Robot
posted by homunculus at 10:14 PM on October 18, 2012


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