Saturday, March 17, 2007

Boxing Robots?

For a split second during this video I was looking forward to seeing the "fight" between these two robots. It wasn't much of a contest. But it made me wonder if humans will be needed for boxing competitions in the future--or if we'll build robots to slake our lust for violence. :)

It's remarkable how our minds are wired for specific responses when seeing certain images. I suspect any human would feel a twinge of empathy as this robot struggles to learn to walk. And a little excitement at the prospect of a robot pushing contest. These are obviously robots--so it's something of a surprise when these feelings pop up automatically.
via Groonk's Newsmine


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