|RockBolt - 2009-04-12 |
|robotkarateman - 2009-04-12 |
As mankind learns to vent its instinctual violence through video games and internet forums we will see fewer wars and lost robots.
|Hooper_X - 2009-04-12 |
I LOVE YOU TWEENBOT.
This is the best fucking Master's Thesis ever.
|James Woods - 2009-04-12 |
1:00 to 1:30-ish is beautiful. Five stars.
I can't wait for the day when it's a regular occurrence that kind humans stop to help robots-in-need find their way home, as they're fetching my groceries or walking my dog.
|Stupid Lisa Garbage Face - 2009-04-12 |
I'm just surprised nobody accidentally ran over it with their bicycle.
Also, I hate the fact that you just have to draw a happy face on a motor and suddenly it's a "robot".
Yeah, I hesitated on actually making that a tag, but I figured it would maybe prevent duping later.
I feel like calling everything that does something a robot raises hopes and dashes them. "Look, the robots of the future," turned out to be small crane arms that make cars.
|Old_Zircon - 2009-04-13 |
I don't know how to rate this, since I like the video, but the music and the artist's statement on the accompanying website make me want to die.
The "artist's statement" pretty much ruined any enjoyment I may have potentially gleaned from this clip.
Yeah, I try to forgive those things because they pretty much HAVE to be insufferable to actually get a person funding, but it usually doesn't work.
|kennydra - 2009-04-13 |
fact: new yorkers care less about homeless people than the stuff their makeshift dwellings are made of.
It's the cuteness factor. As soon as I saw it, I said "They should do a second run with an ugly one, and then a third control run where it has no face at all!" I guarantee you'd get different results.
|MightierThanTheSword - 2009-04-13 |
My god, it's cute. I probably would have followed it the whole way.
|The Faghorn - 2009-04-13 |
I'd like to see the same thing tried in Boston.
Yeah, there are only a handful of cities with the population density and the foot traffic to even attempt this, but I imagine the results would be pretty similar, depending on the time of day - people who are out on a saturday walking their dogs, riding bikes, playing in the park, are going to be more amenable to a bit of fun than your tuesday morning harried business folk, regardless of location.
(It'd be cool to try it in different countries, too. You could definitely give it a whirl in most European capital cities...)
I think the point was that Boston thinks things are bombs, Hooper. :)
|Witty_Pop_Culture_Reference - 2009-04-13 |
I know 'robot' can be a somewhat ambiguous term at times, but a marker smiley face and cardboard on a battery powered toy truck doesn't really qualify to me.
Also, the whole experiment is just basically showing a smiley face to babies and recording their reaction.
|chumbucket - 2009-04-13 |
One of the few reasons why a skynet-like judgment day won't really ever happen
|Boxhead - 2009-04-13 |
5 stars for unearthing those on PoeTV who have an innate dislike of smiley faces.
I think you could correlate dislike of happy faces with with anger towards kittens.
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