Robot Beats Up Scientists

You knew it was coming. The day the robots took over and started bullying the scientist in the schoolyard. But in this study, Borut Povšej subjected himself to the 18 punches before his other volunteer scientists.

He is trying to help design the systems for robots to obey the first law of robotics -- "a robot may not injure a human being".


At one time or another, these tests would have to be run to determine what hurts a human, but I don't know if I'd want to be one of the test subjects. They were subjected to two kinds of punches -- blunted and sharp.

Here's the link to the story from "The New Scientist":

The findings were presented this week at an IEEE conference in Turkey this month. Click here for a list of what else was presented:

Some cool cyborg stuff is there!!

     Posted By: gdanea - Sat Oct 23, 2010
     Category: Robots

Skynet looms in the future .... beware ... programming is a robots human oppression to be overcome
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 10/24/10 at 05:44 PM
i'll be baack.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/25/10 at 01:36 AM
The first rule of robotics is "to not hurt humans". Sounds like a set up to me.

I bet a majority of robotics research is military funded. I guess the military robots are born rebels.
Posted by Pablo on 10/25/10 at 08:00 AM
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