Posts tagged "MIT"
Surprisingly, when students saw the robot make the hand and body gestures associated with distrust, they later made decisions in the token game that suggested they didn’t trust the robot.
Not trusting a robot isn’t surprising, it’s just common sense.
(via the New York Times)
The Thruthiness About Robots
You have to love Stephen Colbert, especially when he’s speaking truth to power. During his interview with Missy Cummings, Navy fighter pilot and MIT robot builder:
We have been warned by documentaries like 2001: A Space Odyssey that the robots will rise up against us
Ready for Mutant Robots?
Researchers at MIT are developing a prototype robot to help monitor nuclear power stations for dangerous cracks in underground pipes that could cause serious problems. This would obviously be a real benefit to everyone to have a way of inspecting such sensitive equipment in dangerous and unreachable areas without putting people in any danger. I wonder, though, has anyone thought of the consequences of having robots exposed to high levels of radiation for long periods of time? I mean, no one wants to face some kind of mutant robot with superpowers, do they?