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Desc:A study was performed to see if toddlers can be tricked into seeing a robot as a peer.
Category:Science & Technology, Educational
Tags:Robots, children, bladerunner, toddlers, QRIO
Submitted:Xiphias
Date:11/07/07
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Comment count is 30
A Jumping Spider! - 2007-11-07
night-night
coprolalia - 2007-11-07
Someday we'll resent our children for getting to grow up with robot friends.
Keefu - 2007-11-07
They're beginning to infiltrate our ranks
Caminante Nocturno - 2007-11-07
-1 because I don't want robots going to school with our children.
Shion - 2007-11-07
Awesome. Maybe I can get one instead of a kid.

zatojones - 2007-11-07
robo-segregation today. robo-segregation tomorrow. robo-segregation forever!

SolRo - 2007-11-07
I think this is a great example of us personifying something we don't understand, ie, to kids that know nothing of how anything works, they just assume it's a wierd looking person.

Can apply the same thing to religion.


But then again, kids that young tend to treat any moving thing as a person...dogs, cats, TV etc...until they are told or notice through observation that those things aren't treated as people by everyone else.
Syd Midnight - 2007-11-07
I wonder how that affects the uncanny valley. Is that something we learn, or do kids just wait till they grow up to complain how terrifying some puppets are?

petep - 2007-11-07
Can apply the same thing to religion.
Vicious - 2008-01-23
Um... God's a sleepy robot?

petep - 2008-04-04
i think i meant to comment somewhere else

petep - 2008-04-04
wait no i was making fun of solro

KnowFuture - 2007-11-07
I'd buy this if one of those toddlers pummeled the damn thing.

Thatcher Pennywhistle - 2007-11-07
Something about this makes me sad.

KnowFuture - 2007-11-07
I'm not saying I wish the little robot any harm, I'm just saying when toddlers start hitting you it's a pretty good sign they've accepted you as one of their own.

Syd Midnight - 2007-11-07
Ah, the difference between "a fragile and expensive toy" and "my robot buddy I can wrestle with and then pour water on to see what happens". No point buying kids the first kind.

Dr Dim - 2007-11-07
I just assumed SolRo was a weird looking person... until now.
Aubrey McFate - 2007-11-07
FIRST STEP BEFORE THEY KILL US LOL
Camonk - 2007-11-07
Jesus kids are idiots

Gwago - 2007-11-07
Wow, why don't we just lay down and die so they can take over the world?! DIDN'T ANYBODY SEE TERMINATOR DAMMIT?!?

Sorry. Robots make me crazy.
Hugo Gorilla - 2007-11-07
Now show them cheesy movies, the worse they can find.
Knuckles - 2007-11-07
At first I thought the idea of a bunch of toddlers doing MST3K would be horrible, but just imagine if every other joke was "...POOP!" It would be brilliant.

Hailey2006 - 2007-11-07
Those robots would be cool!

bang to buck ratio - 2007-11-07
:D
athodyd - 2007-11-08
I don't really like kids but I love baby robots.
fluffy - 2007-11-09
OUR PLANS ARE COMING TO PASS
yoyo1 - 2007-11-13
I don't think they're really considering it as one of them.
Calamity Jon - 2008-01-11
Same here. They're pretty clearly treating it as an anthropomorphic toy. I've never seen kids patting each other on the head as part of rote social interaction.

Explodotron - 2008-02-02
One word: Forced Robo-Human Integration
Shotgun Jackson - 2008-12-15
Next step is to mount a .45 on that robot.
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