Friday, March 17, 2006
Beware the bipolar robots
Well, the eggheads at MIT have finally done it. They've figured out how to make robots actually feel emotions. As you can plainly see, what we have here is a happy robot and a sad robot. Interestingly enough, these were the same gamut of emotions I would run through whenever I watched an episode of "Small Wonder."
Apparently none of these genuises have read any sci-fi books, as hard as that is to believe. Because everyone who reads sci-fi knows that robots+emotions=trouble. First they get sick of performing menial tasks, they next thing you know they're rending us limb from limb or taking over our missile defense systems and hurling us into a nuclear war. A war that can have no winners, I might add.
( thanks to boingboing.net for the pic )