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What a range of creative robotics
Rob Spiegel   11/8/2013 8:20:50 AM
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Nice slideshow, Elizabeth. There's a lot to like here. The robots in drama are new to me. I love the robots who capture your sleep.

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Ann R. Thryft   11/8/2013 12:19:15 PM
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Thanks, Elizabeth, this is fun.







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NadineJ   11/8/2013 5:25:51 PM
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This is very cool.  I really enjoy the work by Strukt.  It would great to see them partner with Banksy on more political work or David O'Reilly with social commentary. 

Simultaneous art can break down barriers.

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Charles Murray   11/8/2013 5:32:20 PM
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Whether it was their intention or not, the creators of the Davidson College robots are actually dealing with that slippery concept known as the "uncanny valley" (where humanoid robots give people the creeps). By sensing smiles are reacting positively, I would think they're helping to alleviate that creepy feeling. Nice slideshow, Liz.

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Charles Murray   11/8/2013 6:30:59 PM
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I agree, Rob. The sleep robots are intriguing. I wonder what the criteria is for creating the art. If you thrash about in your sleep, does it create chaotic-looking art?

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Greg M. Jung   11/9/2013 9:02:42 PM
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I am very impressed with all the creative ways robots are used in this slideshown for artistic applications.  I especially liked the "skeletal-looking hands" which were 'creepy' until you smiled and also the use of robots as actors.  (Maybe the actor's union will object to this application...)

 

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taimoortariq   11/9/2013 10:49:14 PM
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This is very impressive, this shows how much robots are influencing our lives. They are not only targeting our needs, like in industry or government sector, but are also making impact on our every day lives.

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Rob Spiegel   11/10/2013 8:42:12 AM
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Good point, Chuck. There are some who believe the uncanny valley is a generational phenomenon. Young people who grow up with robots may not experience this discomfort.

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Rob Spiegel   11/10/2013 8:48:47 AM
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Good question, Chuck. I trash around, but it's usually to get in a more comfortable position. Then peace follows. So I would hope the robot would capture both.

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Elizabeth M   11/11/2013 3:46:48 AM
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I agree with all of you that this slideshow is pretty cool, if I do say so myself! I have to admit it was really fun to collect the photos and I learned a lot about projects I wasn't even aware of. Actually, Chuck that is a good question about the sleep art. Ann originally covered this (I think the link to the story is in the caption) so maybe she can weigh in. But I imagine it could be that the art is erratic if your sleep is. There is an iPhone app now that does what the robots did--you can try it and see what it comes up with!

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