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The first video has been released of Diego-san, a robot with the hardware and software to copy the learning behavior of a one-year-old human child. "Diego-san was developed to approximate the complexity of a human body, including the use of actuators that have similar dynamics to that of human muscles," its creator Dr. Javier …

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Even more creepy .....

.... is that it's walking around with the umbilical cord still attached.

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For some reason

it reminds me of Steve Grand and Growing Up With Lucy

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"t reminds me of Steve Grand and Growing Up With Lucy"

Always wondered what happened to that.

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Growth hormone...

...kicked in early on that one - a one-year old mind in a body the size of an eight to ten-year old. Miniaturisation or OS upgrade needed... but at least if they went for the latter then reskinning the UI means something more literal than just adding a fancy clock or weather app.

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Why am I having waking nightmares of these things....

Industrial robots = unnerving and dangerous.

Autonomous Android Robots = Mont Golfier Brothers, unmanned balloon landing in amongst the peasants, pitchforks, killing the devil.

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Re: Why am I having waking nightmares of these things....

Equip with appropriate ordinance to keep the plebs away!

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Re: "ordinance"

You think this robot should be a priest?

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I'm taking my pitchfork to the University of California, San Diego next week

Who's with me?

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Re: I'm taking my pitchfork to the University of California, San Diego next week

The Daleks?

Is it April 1 already?

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Give it a year of tabloid harassment, and it'll be in IACGMOOH by next year. Any you know what? It'll win.

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Pooping

It looks like the only thing they managed to mimic was the face of a baby taking a big dump in its diaper.

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The Uncanny Valley ...

... just turned into a vast gaping crevasse. With a giant monster baby in the middle of it. *shudders*

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Did they have to make it look so much like Robin Williams in "Bicentennial Man"?

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So that's it

I always wondered where they put Ming the Merciless' skull cap but they must have stretched it to fit that pate.

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Gah! Beat me to it. :)

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The first ones had rubber skins

We spotted them easily...

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In the year 2525...

~/. If man is still alive...

If woman can survive...

they may find... ~/.

Just saying.

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The second photo...

...lookes like a robo-Mini Me thats blocked up with cheese.

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