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Old 21st September 2019, 04:09 AM   #1
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The ongoing Robots are Taking Over thread

Because, well, they just get more and more capable.


https://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/...17-p52s1o.html


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There are more than 100,000 people living with dementia in residential aged-care facilities in Australia, along with 280 robot seals. They are joined by unknown numbers of robot dogs and cats, a small company of robot parrots, and one or two robot horses. To the wonder of many, the robots and the residents get on together very well.
“I was a bit of a sceptic,” says Professor Wendy Moyle, program director at the Menzies Health Institute at Griffith University, Queensland. “In 2009, I looked at this pet robot and thought, ‘Oh, would it really have an effect?’ They seemed to me very expensive, and there hadn’t been a lot of research done on them. So we started doing pilot study work and the results had a lot more significance than I ever imagined. To my surprise, we found they reduced anxiety and improved people’s moods.”
The most popular “companion robot” in Australia is Paro the baby harp seal, which holds the curious Guinness World Records title of World’s Most Therapeutic Robot. Paro is made in Japan, costs about $8000 and is the size and weight of a six-month-old baby, with licorice button eyes shaded by ladybird lashes, and a coat of fluffy white fur. To look at Paro is to love him. He cries out to be cuddled. Sometimes literally.

They are nice and cuddly. Unless they are drones, and they want to kill you.
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Old 21st September 2019, 06:13 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by a_unique_person View Post
Because, well, they just get more and more capable.


https://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/...17-p52s1o.html





They are nice and cuddly. Unless they are drones, and they want to kill you.

It might be time to review the unfairly-maligned Halloween 3: Season of The Witch.
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Old 21st September 2019, 09:25 AM   #3
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There is insurance for that:

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Old 21st September 2019, 11:46 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by a_unique_person View Post
They are nice and cuddly.

And they don't **** all over the place.

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Unless they are drones, and they want to kill you.

That's a minor inconvenience.
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Old 22nd September 2019, 12:35 AM   #5
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Old 22nd September 2019, 12:50 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
And they don't **** all over the place.









That's a minor inconvenience.
I suppose the good thing about a baby harp seal robot is that if it goes rogue you can just club it to death.
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Old 22nd September 2019, 01:05 AM   #7
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I wish I had a Paro when I was growing up. All we had were these dead-eyed abominations:

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I wish I had a Paro when I was growing up. All we had were these dead-eyed abominations:

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Now they were plotting to kill you. And under the fur they make the Terminator look like C3PO.
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Old 22nd September 2019, 03:56 AM   #9
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I wish I had a Paro when I was growing up. All we had were these dead-eyed abominations:

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Whatever you do don't get them wet. The circuits will short out and stop working.
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Whatever you do don't get them wet. The circuits will short out and stop working.
What good's a therapeutic robot seal you can't take swimming?
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Old 16th October 2019, 12:16 AM   #11
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Having trouble sleeping. Cuddle up to a Somnox at night.


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Once you cyborg, you never go borg? We’ll see. This week I am testing a sleep robot (£549, meetsomnox.com) that aims to banish insomnia, aiding natural rest and reducing stress. It is an example of soft robotics, and could be revolutionary in the field: most tech is hard-edged, and many overnight devices merely track sleep rather than promoting it. Somnox describes itself as a “sleep companion.” The kidney-shaped, possibly sentient cushion breathes softly in and out, and plays calming noises. The idea is that users hold it close to them in bed, building up an emotional bond over time. Every night, you breathe together in time until you fall sleep, perchance to dream of electric sheep.
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Old 16th October 2019, 06:20 PM   #12
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We (world) need to agree to what the hell a robot actually is. The thing in the post above is a pillow that makes noise and wiggles a little. Hardly a robot.

No, I think we have a ways to go before the robot apocalypse.
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Old 16th October 2019, 06:55 PM   #13
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It will have a micro processor in it that has been programmed to act and respond in certain ways. You are supposed to bond to it emotionally like you do to a pet.
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Can I have sex with it? I always used to fall asleep after that.
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Yes, you can now have sex with robots.


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rom the Drudge Report to The New York Times, sex robots are rapidly becoming a part of the national conversation about the future of sex and relationships. Behind the headlines, a number of companies are currently developing robots designed to provide humans with companionship and sexual pleasure – with a few already on the market. Unlike sex toys and dolls, which are typically sold in off-the-radar shops and hidden in closets, sexbots may become mainstream. A 2017 survey suggested almost half of Americans think that having sex with robots will become a common practice within 50 years.
As a scholar of artificial intelligence, neuroscience and the law, I’m interested in the legal and policy questions that sex robots pose. How do we ensure they are safe? How will intimacy with a sex robot affect the human brain? Would sex with a childlike robot be ethical? And what exactly is a sexbot anyway?
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As of 2019, up to 150 billion chips with ARM IP have been shipped.[85] As of 2014, over 50 billion chips with ARM cores inside have been produced, 10 billion of which were produced in 2013.[152]
In the fourth quarter of 2010, 1.8 billion chips based on an ARM design were manufactured.[153]

That is about 15 cpus for every man woman and child on the planet, just using ARM technology.
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