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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-08-21 18:01
  Subject:   Robot to human: "LOL, n00b!"
  Music:Kraftwerk - Showroom Dummies
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The video below shows a scenario that is likely to become real as industrial robots improve: a human and a robot work together to assemble an object from its parts. But in the clip from the University of Minho, Portugal, not everything is going to plan. The human gets a stern warning from the robot that they are doing it wrong.

The pair are assembling a foam chassis with two wheels. Although the robot has already attached the wheel on its side of the chassis, the human offers it another. The robot - ARoS - is not impressed. "Ah! you want to give me a wheel. I have already inserted the wheel on my side." When the human makes another mistake - offering it a bolt the robot doesn't need - the robot again refuses. It also points out that the human needs it for himself.


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  User: tiger0range
  Date: 2008-08-22 15:20 (UTC)
  Subject:   If the robot is made by GM...
... Then it will start refusing a wheel when it has clearly only attached three and insist I attach a bolt to my neck before proceeding (kind of like those old voice warning GM cars that kept telling you to fasten seatbelts even after you already did, or told you that your passenger was not fastened in even if you didn't have a passenger).
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