Robot with Bones

Though these robot bones are made of plastic and the muscles are motors, this robot moves more like humans than any other robot.

With kite strings for tendons and elastic to aid movement, it more closely mimics human movement. But I still don't want to shake a robot hand -- is that intolerant?

Here's another animatronic rocker -- very fun and starring at Universal Orlando.

Robo Bones singing "Mustang Sally"!!

RoboBones from Chris on Vimeo.

Here's "Robo Bones" My Space page:
     Posted By: gdanea - Fri Sep 18, 2009
     Category: Robots

the first one reminds me of 'i robot' but i'd worry more about a 'terminator' or 'matrix' scenario. artificial intellegence is thought without conscience or empathy. it is body and mind with no soul. yes, i know movies are just movies, but thinking machines is a little scary depending on what they can get access to. who is going to holler at me for being alarmist? 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/18/09 at 10:55 PM
They better learn, and fast, that there are 4 laws of robotics!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/18/09 at 11:37 PM
Actually, Expat was right, there are four....the last one is mentioned in the final Foundation book, I think it was called Foundation and Earth. That's where Foundation and Robots connected.
Posted by Alassirana on 09/19/09 at 09:19 AM
Here's the original 3.

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

The zeroth law, that precedes the original 3, paraphrases:
"A robot may not injure humanity, or through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm."
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/19/09 at 11:47 AM
athiests don't expect a free pass into heaven for their kindness and adherance to a moral code, they just do it because it's right. they do it so they can look at themselves in the mirror till the day the lights go out permanently. i respect that immensely. df i'm sure others with the know how to work on a way to use this technology to help people do think of those possibilities first. the rest of us watch too much tv and too many movies. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/23/09 at 03:19 PM
the proof of the exsistence of the human concience lies in the monsters amongst us who are the exceptions. most people will do whatever is necessary to protect their children. that said, i personally will not harm others, either phsyically or emotionally if i can avoid it. i do not think i am in the minority not that it is solely due to my belief in god. empathy is not a religious thing, it is a human thing. not doing something to someone because you wouldn't want it done to you or sheding tears when someone else looses a parent or spouse or, god forbid, a child- these are empathy and empathy separates us from both the animals and the psychopaths.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/23/09 at 09:02 PM
"personally will not harm others, either phsyically or emotionally if i can avoid it."
yes i am human and atleast as, if not more, fallable than most.
to your question, i don't know. and i'm not sorry that such a situation likely won't occur in my lifetime. hell, most of the time we all have a hard enough time just getting past the fact that someone else has darker or lighter skin even though we are all the same underneath. gaps in empathy such as you site usually occur as a direct result of thinking in terms of the group, republicans, women, ect rather than recognizing each individual as a person. you are right about animals.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/23/09 at 09:35 PM
"The Solution and the cause of all our problems. "
great quote df. i agree. oh and i expect to be around longer than that, maybe when i'm old and gray robots will be doing my previous job and one will take care of me. if so i certainly hope they develop empathy and concience along with intellegence.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/24/09 at 12:29 AM
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