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Ari Chi3fs
02-03-2005, 11:48 PM
Sex and the single robot

Jonathan Watts, East Asia correspondent
Wednesday February 2, 2005
The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/)

Scientists have made them walk and talk. There are even robots that can run. But a South Korean professor is poised to take their development several steps further, and give cybersex new meaning.
Kim Jong-Hwan, the director of the ITRC-Intelligent Robot Research Centre, has developed a series of artificial chromosomes that, he says, will allow robots to feel lusty, and could eventually lead to them reproducing. He says the software, which will be installed in a robot within the next three months, will give the machines the ability to feel, reason and desire. Kim, a leading authority on technology and ethics of robotics, said: "Christians may not like it, but we must consider this the origin of an artificial species. Until now, most researchers in this field have focused only on the functionality of the machines, but we think in terms of the essence of the creatures." That "essence" is a computer code, which determines a robot's propensity to "feel" happy, sad, angry, sleepy, hungry or afraid. Kim says this software is modelled on human DNA, though equivalent to a single strand of genetic code rather than the complex double helix of a real chromosome. Kim said: "Robots will have their own personalities and emotion and - as films like I Robot warn - that could be very dangerous for humanity. If we can provide a robot with good - soft - chromosomes, they may not be such a threat." Although he admits his ideas sound fantastic, Kim is no crank. In the mid-1990s, the professor launched the robot football world cup, which has since become one of the most popular means for robotics researchers to measure their progress against competitors from around the world.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/science/story/0,12996,1403780,00.html

Phobia
02-03-2005, 11:55 PM
OH MY GOD!!! No wonder KCChiefsman hasn't been around lately....

Ari Chi3fs
02-04-2005, 12:04 AM
yeah, i figure this is gochiefs best chance at love.

Count Zarth
02-04-2005, 12:14 AM
I welcome our new robot overlords.

http://www.jeffbots.com/saturn3.jpg

Kerberos
02-04-2005, 05:51 AM
[professor is poised to take their development several steps further, and give cybersex new meaning.

robots to feel lusty, and could eventually lead to them reproducing.

will give the machines the ability to feel, reason and desire.

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Hell GoChiefs this could be "YOUR" chance to get layed and even have a LITTLE GoChiefs running around.

I bet Robot Pu**y feels real good to :hmmm: .... Let us know GoChiefs!

:)

Cliff

Mr. Kotter
02-04-2005, 06:59 AM
gochiefs will be happy to hear this.

Mr. Kotter
02-04-2005, 07:00 AM
gochiefs will be happy to hear this.

I shoulda known that even with only 3 posts, I'd be late on this one... :banghead:

cdcox
02-04-2005, 07:25 AM
I have often considered how you could make a computer have personal motivation. This is not an easy thing to do. In fact, to my knowledge we don't understand how self awareness, emotions etc. are encoded in DNA in humans.

It seems to me the way to do this would be to mimic nature as closely as possible. First you would have to develop an evolvable computer code modeled after DNA. Then create many aritifical lifeforms that could interact and compete so that natural selection could take place.

This is a facinating area, but I'm skeptical that he has achieved anything fantastic so far.

Count Zarth
02-04-2005, 07:29 AM
This sex talk is way premature, too. Although I guess if maybe you could take one of those "real dolls" and put a robot skeleton inside, complete with artificial DNA and mating programming.... :hmmm:

Over-Head
02-04-2005, 07:29 AM
I can see it now.
Thanks to this goon in a few years men will be replaced by vibrators who want to have an emotional conversation with a woman after she's all happy. :rolleyes:

Cochise
02-04-2005, 07:32 AM
You nerds should read the age of spiritual machines.