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Nancy Golden
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Re: Humanoid Robots Get Real
Nancy Golden   7/1/2014 11:30:23 PM
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You are welcome, Jim - and thanks for your comment.

Numbers 6:24-26





JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Humanoid Robots Get Real
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/1/2014 11:10:01 PM
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Thanks, Nancy -- I do appreciate the scripture reference.

Nancy Golden
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Re: Humanoid Robots Get Real
Nancy Golden   7/1/2014 6:47:11 PM
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Jim - John 15:13 tells us that "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." Robots don't have a life to lay down regardless of how well they are programmed. They cannot love. In this case I will stick with "never."

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Re: Rise of the Machines.
Charles Murray   7/1/2014 6:36:08 PM
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It's unclear how the U.S. is going to deal with that "uncanny valley" issue, Liz. A company called Marilyn Monrobot Labs is trying to add a sense of humor to robots, but I haven't heard much about it since we wrote about it in 2012.

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=230720

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Re: Humanoid Robots Get Real
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/1/2014 3:11:45 PM
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Nancy, I agree with you 100% on all levels, except that I've learned to never say "never".  I am continuously amazed at the breakthroughs ,,,,

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Re: Humanoid Robots Get Real
Elizabeth M   7/1/2014 7:13:17 AM
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That's really interesting, far911, I didn't know that about a lack of army in Japan. That could explain why they create such fine technology and are ahead in some areas of technology than other parts of the world. The U.S., for example, does spend an awful lot of time and money on military investments. Then again, some of our most interesting technology comes out of the military as well. But you make a really good point.

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Re: Humanoid Robots Get Real
Elizabeth M   7/1/2014 6:19:21 AM
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These are very good questions, a.saji. I don't have immediate answers but I'm sure there are a number of factors. Perhaps our reader experts can weigh in.

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Re: Humanoid Robots Get Real
Elizabeth M   7/1/2014 6:04:27 AM
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I'll take a look at that, Chuck, thanks. Just saw Nadine's comment, so I imagine there is quite a difference between then and now.

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Re: Rise of the Machines.
Elizabeth M   7/1/2014 5:05:10 AM
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Yeah, Chuck, it's funny, I wonder what it is about the Japanese culture that makes them less suspectible to the uncanny valley syndrome than the rest of us. I wonder if it's the same characteristic associated with things like anime and Godzilla films. ;) Either way, Japan certainly is an early adopter of human-robot interaction and will likely be one of the first countries to really test the boundary between humanoids and humans.

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Re: Rise of the Machines.
Elizabeth M   7/1/2014 5:01:46 AM
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Yes, Daniyal, these robots are incredibly lifelike. It would be interesting to see and experience one up close and personal to see how really human they move and behave to see if the pictures do them justice. I don't want to think about a world in which humans and robots will be confused with each other, but I'm sure you're right and it's not so far off!

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