International Robot Exhibition 2009

Topic started by John_Martone on Nov. 26, 2009. Last post by Konanda 4 years, 8 months ago.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10

They always look like toys to me. Big, shiny, and sometimes incredibly functional toys.
 
But they're not toys, they're robots, lots and lots of robots. Of course, if we're gonna talk robots, you really can't beat Pink Tentacle's brief coverage of the International Robot Exhibition. So yes, everyone should check out their full list with mild descriptions, but make sure and tell us which ones you'd like to keep in your closet and make dance for your amusement.
 
I really like the Ping Pong dude...

Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
wow most of them actually got more and more humanoid
 
anyone ever seen nissan dualis?
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@John_Martone: here in holland they got a documentary about this show they call it Astro Boy (they keep pronouncing it wrong btw)
That iron lady gives me hope of having a personal Makoto bodyguard sooner or later XD
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@Devilly said:

" @John_Martone: here in holland they got a documentary about this show they call it Astro Boy (they keep pronouncing it wrong btw) That iron lady gives me hope of having a personal Makoto bodyguard sooner or later XD "


Do you mean Motoko from Ghost In The Shell? She's a cyborg though not a gynoid (female humanoid robot) and any semblence of the massive amounts of processing power would be needed to mimic a human brain let alone handle all the signals to it via all the sensory data that we possess and have that fit into a roughly humanoid figure is well beyond what I believe will be seen for quite a long time and especially when it's quite unessesary given the tasks needed of machines and the ethical issue of giving a machine true sentience and still using them like a machine that would be the same as slaverly. Mind you slaverly of a synthetic organism but slaverly none the less.  
 
Anyway the cleaning robot would be great to have for the convience factor. I think the one I would like to keep because it looks really cool though is the building guide robot it reminds me of a mix between R2-D2, Daleks(the little camera underneath the black visor if brought out would look like a kickass eyestalk and the base of both look similar minus the round thins on the Daleks) , and some other fictional robot that I can't remember at the moment. Although he appears not to just spout gibberish or EXTERMINATE! 
 
Also FutureMatt's comment in the link (which I assume he's just trolling) made me chuckle.
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