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Old 2017-04-09, 19:24   Link #1
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Robotics

Disney Could Go Westworld With New Patent Filing
for Soft 'Humanoid' Robots:


"Disney has sent in a new patent application for “a robot that will move and physically
interact like an animated character” that has been “adapted for soft contact and/or
interaction with a human.” The robot has soft skin and body parts, with some of the body
filled with air or gas, and it’s operated by a controller that changes the interaction to keep
the child safe (safety for kids is Disney’s biggest noted concern). The patent doesn’t name
specific characters, but they did confirm they made a toy-sized prototype based on a
Disney character, and the sketch included with the application shows a round, plush body.
All signs point to the first design being the Baymax robot from Big Hero 6."

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http://io9.gizmodo.com/disney-could-...-so-1794152225
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Old 2017-08-20, 17:30   Link #4
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Since the thread at:

https://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=56346

is on holiday .........



Welcome to your future sex life:

"Birds do it, bees do it, robots do it. Turned On, a CNET special report, explores the
fascinating intersection of technology and sex."

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https://www.cnet.com/news/sex-future...row-turned-on/
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Old 2017-11-28, 02:41   Link #5
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Super robot muscles for lifting 1000 times its own
weight is like a duck lifting a car:


"Researchers have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that add strength to soft
robots, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using
only air or water pressure.

The team constructed dozens of muscles using materials ranging from metal springs to
packing foam to sheets of plastic, and experimented with different skeleton shapes to
create muscles that can contract down to 10 percent of their original size, lift a delicate
flower off the ground, and twist into a coil, all simply by sucking the air out of them."

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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/1...ing-a-car.html
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Old 2018-01-02, 17:59   Link #6
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When You Die, You’ll Live on as a Robot
Memories die with those who keep them, but data last forever.

"Robotic replicas of real people are becoming more common and more convincing.
Hiroshi Ishiguro created a robot doppelganger that acts an emissary, attending
lectures and meetings on his behalf. Bina48 is a robotic version of Bina Rothblatt, co-
founder of United Therapeutics Corp. While Ishiguro and Rothblatt are alive, these
robots, equipped with chat capabilities and personal data, could continue functioning
after their human inspirations have died. The Philip K. Dick android is one such
example. The famed sci-fi author died in 1982, but his likeness lives on in the robot
created by Hanson Robotics. The android’s data bank contains Dick's books,
interviews, and essays, so it talks and looks like Dick (at least from the neck up—it
doesn't have a full body). When we couple hardware and software, the notion of
someone, or someone's likeness, transcending death becomes surprisingly plausible."

"Perhaps the endgame when it comes to immortality involves transferring one’s mind
or consciousness into a non-biological form such as robot, a computer, or a digital or
holographic avatar. Neuroscientist Michio Kaku believes it’s possible to reconstruct a
person’s brain by mapping all of its neural connections or “connectome.” The idea is
thus far theoretical and raises questions about whether humans consist of data or
whether there’s something more. The thorny problem of consciousness comes into
play here—can we replicate or relocate it when we don’t fully understand what it is?"

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-y...robot?ref=home
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