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Posted by voidmanufacturing on December 10, 2008

 

Fem-bot’s my love machine

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Perfect couple … Le Trung with Aiko

 

A BOFFIN too busy to find real love has INVENTED his idea of the perfect woman – a female ROBOT.

Inventor Le Trung, 33, created Aiko, said to be “in her 20s” with a stunning 32, 23, 33 figure, shiny hair and delicate features.

She even remembers his favourite drink and does simple cleaning and household tasks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Robots to kill humans ethically

Posted by voidmanufacturing on December 1, 2008

 

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US Army and Navy have both hired experts in the ethics of building machines to prevent the creation of an amoral Terminator-style killing machine that murders indiscriminately. Read the rest of this entry »

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Depressed Robots Electrify The Japanese

Posted by voidmanufacturing on November 28, 2008

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A PLAY with a difference has opened in Japan – it’s cast is half robot, half human.

The theatrical production stars a pair of Mitsubishi’s ‘Wakamura’ robots alongside two human actors.

 

The robots play two depressed household servants who work for a young couple.

But the robots grow tired of their mundane lifestyle and long to break free and see the world

The 20-minute piece titled Hataraku Watashi (I, Worker) was written by Japanese playwright Oriza Hirata and opened this week at Osaka University.

The robots cannot use facial movements to express emotions so instead tilt their heads and make sounds.

The first night of the play received rave reviews.

“It was very surprising,” said one guest.

“You could see the robots thinking about how to respond – you could swear they were feeling emotion.”

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Raymond Williams

Posted by voidmanufacturing on October 1, 2008

    

 

Raymond Williams

Utopia and Science Fiction*

 

 

 

There are many close and evident connections between science fiction and utopian fiction, yet neither, in deeper examination, is a simple mode, and the relationships between them are exceptionally complex.** Thus if we analyse the fictions that have been grouped as utopian we can distinguish four types: (a) the paradise, in which a happier life is described as simply existing elsewhere; (b) the externally altered world, in which a new kind of life has been made possible by an unlooked-for natural event; (c) the willed transformation, in which a new kind of life has been achieved by human effort; (d) the technological transformation, in which a new kind of life has been made possible by a technical discovery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Annoying Vision of The Future

Posted by voidmanufacturing on September 11, 2008

                     More evidence that we got problems.

                     

 

                              Now this is more like it.

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Baby Rat Brains Removed… Put Into Robots.

Posted by voidmanufacturing on August 14, 2008

 

 
A ‘Frankenrobot’ with a biological brain  
Aug 13 03:25 PM US/Eastern
Meet Gordon, probably the world’s first robot controlled exclusively by living brain tissue.Stitched together from cultured rat neurons, Gordon’s primitive grey matter was designed at the University of Reading by scientists who unveiled the neuron-powered machine on Wednesday.   

Their groundbreaking experiments explore the vanishing boundary between natural and artificial intelligence, and could shed light on the fundamental building blocks of memory and learning, one of the lead researchers told AFP.

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Job Stealing Robots

Posted by voidmanufacturing on August 11, 2008

Which one is the robot?

 

Thank heavens somebody finally came up with an entertaining and modern replacement for those boring old priests that used to preside over these crazy, antique, performance art spectacles. You know, the ones where couples legalize their love with a contract from the state. Look at the expressiveness of the red emoter lights hovering in the midst of its shiny, black plastic, empathy displacement screen.

I wonder what other tricks it can perform?  Read the rest of this entry »

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