DailyDirt: Making Artificial People Look Less Creepy…

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If we’re going to have armies of robot servants, we probably shouldn’t make them look like scary terminator exoskeletons or creepy rubber-skinned mannequins. It’s actually not that easy to avoid the uncanny valley, but that difficulty isn’t going to prevent folks from trying to create ever more life-like (yet fake) people. Here are just a few links pointing to some cool projects to design our artificial replacements.

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PopeRatzo (profile) says:

always creepy and will never move right

Try to stand a GI Joe or Barbie doll on two legs. It’s almost impossible. Locomotion on two legs requires a crazy amount of data processing. Just now my wife handed me a cup of hot tea. The amount of data she and I had to process to pass the cup without spilling (she had to sense when to release the cup, I had to sense that she was sensing and so on) is so far beyond what machines will be able to do for the foreseeable future.

Maybe after the singularity robots will be able to move like humans. But considering the enormous problems the world is facing with economic disparity, and the political collapse that its causing, I doubt we’ll get there in any of our lifetimes.

If we’re going to get to a point where robots can move like humans, we’re going to first have to fix what we’ve fucked up regarding humans.

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