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Caleb Kraft
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scary robots!
Caleb Kraft   8/8/2013 3:45:34 PM
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Kirobo is adorable. Often the Japanese robots have these cute bodies on them, especially if they are designed to interact with children. I think the comparison with Atlas is a bit unfair. Atlas is a motion design and testing platform. I'm willing to bet Kirobo wasn't anywhere near as cute when he was being designed in the lab and didnt' have his shell in place.

If you want to see a scary finished robot check out KURATAS (also a japanese bot)


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Re: scary robots!
kfield   8/8/2013 4:14:24 PM
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@calebkraft Maybe they could just slap a smiley face on it and make it at least look sort of cute?

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Re: scary robots!
Caleb Kraft   8/8/2013 4:21:16 PM
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didn't help. 

 

cute kuratas

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Re: scary robots!
kfield   8/8/2013 5:51:44 PM
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@calebkraft  No fair - you picked a not-very-cute smiley face. Check this out!!!

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Re: scary robots!
Caleb Kraft   8/8/2013 5:57:57 PM
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I think you're going to have to make that smiley face a LOT bigger to make that thing seem unthreatening. 

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Re: scary robots!
CMathas   8/8/2013 7:46:53 PM
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Hey, I can pick my comparison robots! Yeah, there are scarey and then there are endearing ones. But this one can talk too! How big is that?

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CMathas   8/8/2013 7:47:41 PM
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Karen,

It would take a billboard smiley face. That robot is just not cute.

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Are we behind time...
Charles.Desassure   8/8/2013 9:52:36 PM
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I'm wondering what is taking so long. At this point, I believed that we would be able to go to a local store and purchase a robot to complete different task around the house.  The cost of the robot will be based on the memory required. 

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Ridiculous
mgauss   8/8/2013 10:40:49 PM
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If I were a Japanese astrounat I'd hide so that people would not ridicule me in public.  O silly and is this a story for children?  Let me see they make a robot that costs 1 million dollars an ounce to fly to space, so that it can coo and sing in Japanese.  I am so embarrased.

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Re: Ridiculous
CMathas   8/9/2013 8:43:18 AM
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Isolation is a real problem, and not just in space. I commend the Japanese for not only using this robot for communications between ground and space, but also to know that when people are isolated for months on end, there is potentially a real problem. I used the photo of the children so that you could get a real feeling for how small this thing is. Next time, I'll use a ruler and a quarter.

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