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Old 06-17-2013, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Boffins build headless robo-kitties
Soft kitty, warm kitty, cuddly little ball of wire kitty


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Old 07-01-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: NW Penna.
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Ha! But it does move eerily like a cat.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Yet another step on the way to the singularity.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Ha! But it does move eerily like a cat.
Rather have a cat
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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The end goal is to create a fast, agile, ground-hugging robot that can search out large areas like a cat and with the morphology of a cat, but one that won't get distracted by a light source, butterfly, or its own genitalia like its biological equivalent.
Yes, another step on the way to the singularity.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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Even if it had a head, it still couldn't throw up a fur ball. It doesn't have any fur. Maybe they could program it to catch mice. Isn't this just a smaller form of Big Dog?



Boston Dynamics Big Dog (new video March 2008) - YouTube
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"The end goal is to create a fast, agile, ground-hugging robot that can search out large areas like a cat and with the morphology of a cat, but one that won't get distracted by a light source, butterfly, or its own genitalia like its biological equivalent. "

Yes, another step on the way to the singularity.
I would SO love to see a robot that was constantly distracted by its own genitalia. That could be one of the funniest inventions of all time.

"Build cars, build cars, I'm so happy building ... what the heck? What is that? flong flong Hmmm, it seems to be attached to me, and I have this desire to keep it clean... building cars can wait a few minutes... wipe wipe... OHH that feels GOOD!"

"ROBBIE! GET BACK TO WORK AND PUT YOUR GENITALIA AWAY!"

That could be the essence of the singularity right there - an auto-erotic robot.
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