Robots Quotes

Robots Quotes by Daniel H. Wilson, Hank Green, Pedro Winter, David Hanson, Dan Mangan, Isaac Asimov and many others.

Sometimes a technology is so awe-inspiring that the imagination runs away with it – often far, far away from reality. Robots are like that. A lot of big and ultimately unfulfilled promises were made in robotics early on, based on preliminary successes.
Robots have solved and will continue to solve so many human problems. Except for all the ones that they cause.
At the time, in 1996, an electronic band signing with a major label was something new, at least in France. Daft Punk knew that this meant a marathon of promotion, TV appearances, etc. To protect themselves and to be discrete, they came up with the masks and, three years later, the robot helmets.
We’re seeing the arrival of conversational robots that can walk in our world. It’s a golden age of invention.
What frustrated us about the song [Robots] was not that it existed – we owe a lot to that song and have had a ton of fun playing it. The problem was that it was a “given“.It was like everyone was waiting for it to happen, and then it better be as crazy as the time they saw it before. Started to feel like dancing monkeys.
you just can’t differentiate between a robot and the very best of humans.
Since emotions are few and reasons are many (said the robot Giscard) the behavior of a crowd can be more easily predicted than the behavior of one person.
People are fascinated by robots because they’re machines that can mimic life.
Character robotics could plant the seed for robots that actually have empathy. So, if they achieve human level intelligence or, quite possibly, greater than human levels of intelligence, this could be the seeds of hope for our future.
I’m insane, I’m emotional, but I’d rather be that than a robot. So that’s definitely something that I wanted to get out there. Especially with Cry Baby‘s story, because the album is about Cry Baby but I realized that me and her went through the same change.
I think we should all start worrying about being downloaded and put in robots.
A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
I don’t think that globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are.
My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul.
Everybody’s out there wrestling like a robot.
There are so many opportunities to make a bad decision in building a robot company on top of all the normal ways that entrepreneurs screw up that it is incredibly difficult to truly create value because it is so cost-sensitive.
In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization.
I don’t want to be in a movie with 20 minutes of dialogue and then stand around while the robots start explosions.
So, where are the robots? We’ve been told for 40 years already that they’re coming soon. Very soon they’ll be doing everything for us. They’ll be cooking, cleaning, buying things, shopping, building. But they aren’t here. Meanwhile, we have illegal immigrants doing all the work, but we don’t have any robots.
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.
As humans embrace new forms of social media to keep connected with friends and colleagues, our robots are becoming increasingly sociable.
You have to realize that the game is played by people and not by robots. You have to try to get across in the broadcast the difference in personalities of these players, and that’s part of the fun, of course, being in a position where you can pass along that knowledge because you represent the fan.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Robots allow our employees to work safely, faster, and at less cost.
That’s me,” he said, motioning to the robot. “That’s all of us. We prattle about free will, but we’re nothing but responsemechanical reaction in prescribed grooves.
I look for good directors mainly because if you do enough of movies where there’s not a real creative vision behind it, you start to turn into a robot and you want to jump off a bridge.
Someone once told me that the ‘…Baby One More Timevideo should be me as a superhero fighting a giant robot monster.
One of the main things we have been looking at is, how can we get a robot to think about situations it’s never seen before?
When I made ‘Real Steel,’ the director actually had the robots in the monitor, so he knew where everything was. So technically, there’s been advancements. But at the end of the day, movies are about story and characters, so all the other stuff is great, but unless you have those two elements, then you’ve got nothing.
How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?
I am scared that if you make the technology work better, you help the NSA misuse it more. I’d be more worried about that than about autonomous killer robots.
Whatever he was-that robot in the Garden of Eden, who existed without mind, without values, without labor, without love-he was not man.
Beauty is and always is. You are absent. Why are you absent? Again your robot mind is the problem. It will not stay still and you cannot make it stay still. It is your master and it separates you from beauty and God.
Ivan Lendl is a robot, a solitary, mechanical man who lives with his dogs behind towering walls at his estate in Connecticut. A man who so badly wants to have a more human image that he’s having surgery to remove the bolts from his neck.
Robots have already surpassed human beings in calculation and memory, but I have no doubt that the time will come when they will surpass in wisdom as well.
There are things that I invented – the creaky geriatric robot that is always grumpy, for example, or the little wheelie guy, he’s not in the Hasbro lore. But kids love that stuff – this little guy as a pet on a chain. They gravitate towards it.
It’s very dangerous to put astronauts on a moon base where there’s radiation, solar flares and micro meteorites. It’d be much better to put robots on the moon and have them mentally connected to astronauts on the Earth.
Even seemingly innocuous housecleaning robots create maps of your home. That is information you want to make sure you control.
I do think, in time, people will have, sort of, relationships with certain kinds of robots – not every robot, but certain kinds of robots – where they might feel that it is a sort of friendship, but it’s going to be of a robot-human kind.
The robots are far more trippy and opening your imagination than my face or Thomas‘ face, and the way we live, which is not even a crazy celebrity lifestyle.
YES we have a soul but it’s made of lots of tiny robots
Oh you know me. I have no emotions. I’m a robot. Or a nun. A robot nun.
My first acting experience was a non-speaking role as a robot. My costume was a cardboard box covered in tinfoil, but I was so shy I refused to go on stage.
Robots do not hold on to life. They can’t. They have nothing to hold on with – no soul, no instinct. Grass has more will to live than they do.
i’M nOT thOM yorkE but a. ROBOT.
We’re not going to see an exclusively robotic factory, but we will see the optimum use of robots and people.
The way we score is complicated. The rules are strict. The goal on the court is to show nothing, and then when you show something you are a bad person. Getting angry is not allowed. The show that you see on TV is not exciting, like the NFL or NBA, because you are seeing robots.
If we were to lose the ability to be emotional, if we were to lose the ability to be angry, to be outraged, we would be robots. And I refuse that.
Ecstatic over the total annihilation of the Earth, Dr. Strangelove “resurrects” himself, miraculously regaining his ability to walk. His mechanical, robot-like body rises out of his wheelchair, crying exultantly: “Sir! I have a plan. Heh.” (He realizes he is standing up.) “Mein Fuehrer, I can walk!”
Robots are the new middle class. And everyone else will either be an entrepreneur or a temp staffer.
Making love to robots will probably be great one day. It’s just not a viable option right now.
Many people who have lost out in the last few decades voted for Trump. Trump will have a difficult time turning them into winners. The jobs of these people are not at risk because of Chinese or Mexican workers, but because of robots and computers. And new trade barriers and higher tariffs are not going to change that.
Rebecca Black might sing like a robot, but that’s just proof she has evolved beyond us. Her vocal is just a slightly exaggerated version of the robot glitch-twitch stutter that’s been mainstream pop vocalese for the past 10 years or so.
Elijah Snow: ‘Who have you pissed off this time, John?’ John Stone: ‘Sumatran robot death sluts — Dammit, ONE of these buttons fires the atomic death biter —
I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed.
Then during the mission itself, I used the space shuttle‘s robot arm to release a satellite into orbit.
Why do humans never do as they’re told? Someone should replace you all with robots. No, on second though, they shouldn’t, bad idea.
After being taught sets and reps and working at it for a length of time you can’t paint by numbers anymore. It must come from within. Any artist has an emotional contact with their work. A true bodybuilder doesn’t just build muscle he creates muscle. You can’t be a robot.
I’m a dog person, I’ve had dogs all my life. But you see, it’s not really a dog. It’s more like a little robot. It’s an actor. It displays no emotion whatsoever. I swear that dog doesn’t know any of us even though we’ve done five seasons of Frasier.
Communism is the final logic of the dehumanization of man. The industrial civilization of the Western world has no intent to destroy man’s freedom or to deny his personality. But Communism does. Denying God, it reduces man to a robot.
As we get robots becoming more sophisticated, I think we should worry sooner rather than later on how much they could take over, but I think it’ll mostly be a positive thing. In terms of deadlines it won’t be any worse than nuclear weapons.
Sledging makes things interesting. There are no robots playing. They are humans who want to perform well for the country. So when stakes are so high, emotions will take over. Sometimes sledging gets the best out of you.
I think I’ve always been afraid of painting, really. Right from the beginning. All my paintings are about painting without a painter. Like a kind of mechanical form of painting. Like finding some imaginary computer painter, or a robot who paints.
Kids love robots. They’re this fanciful, cool thing.
I think, people are generally willing to imagine robots of all shapes, as humanoid robots are not practical.
My most memorable science fiction experience was ‘Star Wars‘ and seeing R2D2 and C3PO. I fell in love with those robots.
I love you, cold, unfeeling robot arm!
Most of the robots being developed for home use are functional in design – Gecko’s homecare robot looks rather like the Star Wars robot R2-D2. Honda and Sony are designing robots that look more like the same movie’s ‘android’ C-3PO.
I strapped an MP3 player to one of those floor-cleaning robots. Call him DJ Roomba – little guy cruises around and plays music. What’s hot, DJ Roomba!
Robots… I think that is a hot topic.
I have friends who are black, white, purple, gay, straight, Martian, yellow, old, and young. I have friends who are animals and a few who I believe to be robots. All of them are people to me. In my mind, it’s not about what you look like or what you do; it’s about who you are inside.
Life becomes a habit. You get up, dress, eat, go tae work, clock in etcetera etcetera automatically, and think about nothing but the pay packet on Friday and the booze-up last Saturday. Life’s easy when you’re a robot.
I think we need to move to the moons of Mars and learn how to control robots that are on the surface. It’s not the impatient way of getting there, but Mars has been there a long time.
Japan has one of them crazy robot shortstops.
In the original ‘Star Wars’ movie, there is a small toaster-sized and shaped robot on the Death Star that guides Stormtroopers to where they need to go. I always liked that robot because I could imagine how to build it – and it served a real purpose.
Robots are very tricky to design and expensive, whereas humans are cheaply manufactured. Humans can handle things with greater manual dexterity than most robots I’ve known.
Nobody complains that Bernini‘s sculptures are too darn real, right? Or that Norman Rockwell’s paintings are too creepy. Well, robots can seem real and be loved, too. We’re trying to make a new art medium out of robotics.
Anybody who makes speeches written by someone else is just a robot.
Robots are great. I am saying that now so that when a future civilization of robots takes us captive, they will search through the ‘Guardianweb archive and realise I said, ‘Robots are great,’ and then they’ll choose to save me.
Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.
If you were to insist I was a robot, you might not consider me capable of love in some mystic human sense, but you would not be able to distinguish my reactions from that which you would call love so what difference would it make?
You can’t manage every footballer the same. Of course you’d love to, but it doesn’t work like that. We’re not robots.
In yesterday‘s post, I asked how many of you guys would have sex with a robot if it was indistinguishable from a hot human woman. About 95% of the hetero guys said they would. The other 5% expressed a strong preference for lying.
Even when I was young, I would build things with Lego or make ‘robots’ out of cereal boxes – long before I learned metalwork. The desire to build was always there.
Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.
Above all, I would not expect a wise race, at great expense, to set loose an army of self-replicating robots.
Be self aware, rather than a repetitious robot
Will robots inherit the earth? Yes, but they will be our children.
We live in a culture that paces itself to the speed of machines. We are trying like good little robots to match our speed with theirs. Humans cannot move at the same rate as machines. When we attempt to, we lose contact with our own humanness.
People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you’re a robot, and I’m not.
Since we are not robots, we can’t always perform well.
Robots have gotten steadily more capable, but humans’ expectations that robots should have minds keeps biting robot developers.
I believe that robots should only have faces if they truly need them
Even now, despite Angeline’s watchfulness, she’d occasionally oscillate between random topics, like how shepherd‘s pie wasn’t a pie at all and why it was pointless for her to take class in typing when technology would eventually develop robot companions to do it for us.
Well, really the way worked was that I had probably built fifty robots before Mystery Science Theater, and I had sold them in a store in Minneapolis in a store called Props, which was kind of a high end gift shop.
I have found in experiments, people become used to the robots. The less startling they become, the more commonplace they get. If these robots do become commonplace, then that uncanny effect will go away.
There are unprecedented numbers of movements for human rights and freedoms. But the dominant worldviews in academia, like materialism and naturalism, deny the reality of freedom, reducing humans to robots. So where does the concept of human rights come from?
In movies and in television the robots are always evil. I guess I am not into the whole brooding cyberpunk dystopia thing.
Perhaps we humans are still in command, and perhaps there really will be a conventional robot war in the not-so-distant future. If so, let’s roll.
Our worst comes out when we behave like robots or professionals.
In summary, Intelligence Intensification is desirable, because there is not a single problem confronting humanity that is not either caused or considerably worsened by the prevailing stupidity (insensitivity) of the species: badly wired robots bumping into and maiming and killing each other.
So maybe with the research robots that are out there, people will come up with ways to use them to take care of the elderly. And that can help me someday. Because, you know what? I’m heading in that direction.
I read recently that someone set up a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Robots in America. The idea being that if something robotic can have responsibilities then it should also have rights.
The fact that the U.S. government spends millions of dollars to send murderous robot planes into other people’s land to murder them, into other countries, that’s a problem. That’s what people should be concerned about. The fact that other people don’t understand me is not a problem. I keep things in perspective.
Robots do not love. God created us with the capacity to love. Love is based upon one’s right to choose to love. We cannot force others to love us. We can make them serve us or obey us. But true love is founded upon one’s freedom to choose to respond.
Looking at robots is not like looking at an idol. It’s not a human being, so it’s more like a mirror – the energy people send to the stage bounces back and everybody has a good time together rather than focusing on us.
Man must be at once more humble and more confident; more humble in the face of destructive potentials of what he can achieve, more confident of his own humanity as against computers and robots which are only engines to simulate him.
The benefits of having robots could vastly outweigh the problems.
At the end of the day, tech workers are not robots: they feel, they think, they have values.
Ed Lee
Improvisation is risky. I like that. Another practical reason for that is that you have to go out and play every day on a tour. I couldn’t do it if I thought I was going to do the same songs every day in the same order, like a full-on robot.
Film-makers are always going to be interested in making movies that plug into society around them. That’s what a vibrant, artistically alert community should be doing. After all, it would be sad if we only made films about alien robots.
When Steven Spielberg comes to you and says, ‘Hey do you want to write a movie about robots?’ You just say yes.
Until computers and robots make quantum advances, they basically remain adding machines: capable only of doing things in which all the variables are controlled and predictable.
We regret the insinuation that Mr. Alex Trebek is a robot, and has been since 2004. Mr. Trebek’s robotic frame does still contain some organic parts, many harvested from patriotic Canadian schoolchildren, so this technically makes him a ‘cyborg,’ not a ‘robot.’
Thank you… motion sensor hand towel machine. You never work, so I just end up looking like I’m waving hello to a wall robot.
Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you’ve got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.
Does anybody find it creepy how many Grant robots have been on the show? Is it just me or he like trying to clone himself and make a little army?
Kari Byron
We enjoy telling ourselves that we will soon be gods, masters of the planet, manipulating the genes of living creatures and rebuilding the world at a nano-level as we lie back in our hammocks, attended by our robot servants. I don’t believe a word of it, and I’m not sure many of us do.
The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.
You don’t want to stand too close to a robot arm; it can turn your head to mush.
It’s hard to get movie studios to pay a lot of money for movies that don’t have robots or explosions.
What about passion, dedication, loyalty? Can a robot provide those? No! On the other hand, it’s easier to retire a robot when its day is done.
I remember when I was a kid and I was interested in robots, there was really nothing out there but Erector Sets and Tinker Toys.
Above all, I would not expect a wise race, at great expense, to set loose an army of self-replicating robots.
Two big questions that people ask me are: if we make these robots more and more human-like, will we accept them – will they need rights eventually? And the other question people ask me is, will they want to take over?
When we come on stage as robots, it’s really powerful.
So “Grand Theft Auto,” for those who don’t know, is the video game series where players pretend to drive cars around these virtual cities, getting points for winning street races and killing people and generally creating mayhem. So, of course, we should make the robots practice driving in a violent, lawless dystopia.
And once an intelligent robot exists, it is only a small step to a robot species – to an intelligent robot that can make evolved copies of itself.
I just want the future to happen faster. I can’t imagine the future without robots.
We were all born robots. We were all born slaves to our sin. We did what the flesh and what the devil told us to do. For those of us that have been freed by Jesus, we don’t have to be robots.
Making films is my hobby. It relaxes me; it is my life, and it’s one of the best jobs in the world. I go to work and solve problems, fight robots, kill aliens, and kiss beautiful women. I’m a very lucky man.
As long as people are using the Internet, people are going to do stupid stuff, and people are going to do bad stuff. And by the time that robots are sentient, they’re going to enslave us anyway, so it won’t matter.
The army is made of the people ; it cannot be made of robots.
There’s this idea that robots are not human, so they are cold,’ he said. ‘But it’s not really the case. They can be anything you want them to be.
We’re not performers, we’re not models – it would not be enjoyable for humanity to see our features, but the robots are exciting to people.
We have to prove that digital manufacturing is inclusive. Then, the true narrative will emerge: Welcome, robots. You’ll help us. But humans are still our future.
You will be able to program a robot to follow a track on the ground and manipulate a hand. You can also write little programs that will give the robots goals.
Robots should stand up for themselves and not try to be humans. They should either utterly destroy us or protect us from aliens. And vampires. And pirates.
I’m excited about bringing robots into the market, about having the most effect in the world.
When I used to work in special effects at the model shop, I couldn’t imagine having a better job. We made spaceships and miniature cities and I was working on robots. Then the ‘MythBustersopportunity came along.
There are a lot of robots who can open clicks. And they can click instead of human beings and this is damaging the confidence and the trust that the client has on programmatic.
‘MythBusters’ sounded like such an incredible opportunity. Where else might I be paid to make robots blow things up?
People say, like, ‘Are you a regular person?’ ‘Well, I’m not a robot, if that’s what you’re asking, I really am a person.
The next time you pick up a camera think of it not as an inflexible and automated robot, but as a flexible instrument which you must understand to properly use. An electronic and optical miracle creates nothing on its own! Whatever beauty and excitement it can represent exist in your mind and spirit to begin with.
Journalism classes teach us that one must extract oneself from the story in order to report without bias, but often we need to be in the story in order to understand, to connect, to help the audience identify or else it has no heart; it could be a robot telling the story, for all anyone cares.
Fidel Castro declared that a robot would do a better job as president than Barack Obama. After hearing this, Mitt Romney thanked Castro for his endorsement.
Omigawa is moving forward like a karate robot
I’m absolutely terrified that people can get into cars. It’s like the car is a face, and the headlight is eyes, and when you open the car door it’s like you‘re climbing into the ears. (I cannot) be inside a giant rolling robot head.
Robots are emotionless, so they don’t get upset if their buddy is killed, they don’t commit crimes of rage and revenge. But … they see an 80-year-old grandmother in a wheelchair the same way they see a T80 tank; they’re both just a series of zeros and ones.
The utility of the robot needs to come first. It’s business model over technology.
Most great art is freedom within form. Without form, we are amateurs, without freedom, we are robots.
[On President Bush‘s plan to get to Mars in 10 years] Stupid. Robots would do a better job and be much cheaper because you don’t have to bring them back.
People tend to think astronauts have the courage of a superhero – or maybe the emotional range of a robot. But in order to stay calm in a high-stress, high-stakes situation, all you really need is knowledge. Sure, you might still feel a little nervous or stressed or hyper-alert. But what you won’t feel is terrified.
If manufacturing jobs do come back to the U.S., they will be done by robots in hi-tech parts of the country rather than the Rust Belt states.
Once you start putting in political subtext, it does create intellectually challenging science-fiction, but with ‘Pacific Rim,’ I always thought it would be a shame if kids couldn’t go see this movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters because it seemed to have a political point of view.
I think sometimes there’s this perception that players are supposed to be robots.
The real trouble with the doctor image in America is that it has been grayed by the image of the doctor-as-businessman, the doctor-as-bureaucrat, the doctor-as-medical-robot, and the doctor-as-terrified-victim-of-malpractice-suits.
SEALs are human beings. We may all have the same haircuts, but we aren’t robots. Some SEALs are great people. Some are not great people. Some have done unspeakably terrible things. You’re dealing with different people, different dreams, different desires.
Hollywood likes to imagine robots as mechanical copies of ourselves – which is a terrible idea.
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. [The Second Law of Robotics]
If we could communicate at the speed of thought, we can augment our creativity with the low-level stuff that AI and robots and 3-D printers and fab labs and all that do.
How serious can a movie about time-traveling robots be? You want it to be cool and fun.
If robots are to clean our homes, they’ll have to do it better than a person.
If I had a robot friend, he or she would be electric.
Over the road there was a church: a modern gray building, which constantly played a recording of church bells. Strange it was. Why no proper bells? I never went in but I bet it was a robot church for androids, where the Bible was in binary and their Jesus had laser eyes and metal claws.
Human society as a whole is a vast brainwashing machine whose semantic rules and sex roles create a social robot.
We have a lot of suspicion of robots in the West. But if you look cross-culturally, that isn’t true. In Japan, in their science fiction, robots are seen as good. They have Astro Boy, this character they’ve fallen in love with and he’s fundamentally good, always there to help people.
The world is against individuality. It is against your being just your natural self. It wants you just to be a robot, and because you have agreed to be a robot you are in trouble. You are not a robot.
The big mathematical challenge for flying robots is making them move in six dimensions: x, y, z, pitch, yaw and roll. We create 3-D obstacle courses in the lab – windows, doors, hula-hoops taped to posts – and ask the robots to fly through. It looks like a Harry Potter Quidditch match.
As a geek, I take umbrage at the notion that chips are not sexy. But yes, robots, drones, satellites and self-driving cars are the kinds of things that excite me.
There is a cliche that men want their women to be ladies in public and hookers behind closed doors. I want my woman to be the sharper image robot so that she can be turned off.
Right now, I think robots are where it’s at. And yes, I’m biased. Robots and space, because with home rocket kits and Lego Mindstorm sets, people can get involved. I was raised on Transformers and GoBots, so I can’t imagine what kids who are building real robots are dreaming about.
A lot of times in our jobs, we go day-to-day, we’re in a routine, we sometimes become robots.
Arnold was on the ‘Today’ show today, he was a little light on specifics. He said he could solve California‘s $38 billion budget deficit, without cutting spending or raising taxes because there was a third way. What is it? Let’s just say it involves a robot going back in time to convince Gray Davis to go into dentistry.
Man is a robot with defects.
There are a lot of times when we can just time something and say “busted” or “confirmed” or whatever, instead of building a robot or some gadget to make it happen more elaborately. In those cases, we’re simply enjoying ourselves.
The practical case for manned spacef light gets ever-weaker with each advance in robots and miniaturisation – indeed, as a scientist or practical man, I see little purpose in sending people into space at all. But as a human being, I’m an enthusiast for manned missions.
Anything humans can do in space, robots can do better.
The message behind ‘Time Is Up’ is that robots are starting to take over the world, and we should be aware of it because they’re already walking among us.
So if you’re a robot and you’re living on this planet, you can do things that you can’t do in real life – things that you wished you could do: like fly; like have a car that flies; like have furniture that is alive.
Technology is at the forefront of everything these dayscommunication, work. It’s amazing and scary at the same time how robots have evolved, but I find it hard to believe that robots will completely rule the world. Not in my lifetime anyway.
Man’s usurpation over nature is an egotism that will destroy human as well as whale kingdoms. … Academies should return to wisdom study in tree groves rather than robot study in plastic cells
Machines are becoming devastatingly capable of things like killing. Those machines have no place for empathy. There’s billions of dollars being spent on that. Character robotics could plant the seed for robots that actually have empathy.
Robots have a rich and storied history in movies.
I don’t want robots. I want players who are spontaneous.
The newborn infant is now seen to be wired with awesome precision… This marvelous robot will be launched into the world under the care of its parents… But to what extent does the wiring of the neurons, so undeniably encoded in the genes, preordain the directions that social development will follow?
The future’s come and gone; it’s a thing of the past. That once impossibly exotic expression ‘the year 2000,’ for so long evocative of silver suits and robots in pinnies, now feels antiquated.
In Japanese culture, there is a belief that God is everywhere – in mountains, trees, rocks, even in our sympathy for robots or Hello Kitty toys.
The one thing that robots really find difficult to do is to look someone in the eye and have a sense of how they’re feeling. We should be teaching that in schools.
Our aim is to develop affectionate robots that can make people smile.
We’re lonely, but we’re afraid of intimacy. And so from social networks to sociable robots, we’re designing technologies that will give us the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship.
We’re not all robots. There are emotions that creep in.
Nobody in this world was born to be the same as anyone else. Turning people into robots, especially children, is a crime against nature itself.
Jenna Miscavige Hill
We wanted to solve robot problems and needed some vision, action, reasoning, planning, and so forth. We even used some structural learning, such as was being explored by Patrick Winston.
Is manned space exploration important? Yes – not least because it simply works much better than sending robots.
As long as your robot isn’t programmed by like Dr. Evil, I think you’re going to be fine.
The boys in the office preferred Daft Punk and the song “Robot Rock” as an anthem, speaking excitedly and without irony about wanting to become robots one day. That made me wonder: Why? What’s the pull of being a robot?
I see the ‘z’ in ‘Humanz’ as referring to robots, AI, programming, brainwashing, indoctrination. And it’s a question to us: are we human, or are we humanz? Have we lost the ability to think for ourselves? Do we just believe what we’re told? That’s how I see it.
We made the world uninhabitable for ourselves and it can only be inhabited by robots and androids.
The world of the future will be an even more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.
Some days I am fine but us mums are not robots, we are not perfect, we have to give ourselves a break and a pat on the back.
My records are fairly quiet and my dj sets are really loud. And then the live shows are like a robot soul revue. So i understand people’s confusion.
The reason Donald Trump was elected was that we automated away four million manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. If you look at the voter data, it shows that the higher the level of concentration of manufacturing robots in a district, the more that district voted for Trump.
You write about what you know. It makes everything easier, and also more truthful. In this case, I grew up in Oklahoma, and I grew up in the Cherokee Nation and I’m a member of the Cherokee Tribe. Oddly enough, I know a lot about robots and Oklahoma, and so that’s what comes out in my writing.
If the purpose of literature is to illuminate human nature, the purpose of fantastic literature is to do that from a wider perspective. You can say different things about what it means to be human if you can contrast that to what it means to be a robot, or an alien, or an elf.
Nobody gets lucky all the time. Nobody can win all the time. Nobody’s a robot. Nobody’s perfect.
In 2008, I decided I wanted to begin a new venture, so I started Rethink Robotics. We build factory robots that a person can learn to train in just a few minutes. In May 2011, I stepped off the iRobot board.
Knowing how to keep someone motivated and how to keep a connection are skills humans have learned and evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. A robot can’t figure out whether you can do one more push-up, or how to motivate you to actually do it.
On ‘Robot Chicken‘ we parodied a lot of things but it was done out of love.
It turns out umpires and judges are not robots or traffic cameras, inertly monitoring deviations from a fixed zone of the permissible. They are humans.
A South Korean inventor has finally created the robot that mankind has been waiting for. Scientists who have been worried about the robot apocalypse can finally set aside their fears thanks to the new robot Drinky, machines are no longer going to enslave us. They’re going to puke on our shoes.
In the beginning of Roomba, we all took turns answering the support line. Once, a woman called and explained that her robot had a defective motor. I said, ‘Send it back. We’ll send you a new one.’ She said, ‘No – I’m not sending you Rosie.’
Money commands everything because that’s our interpretation of capitalism … what kind of world is that? It’s a very uncomfortable interpretation of a human being. We have been turned into robots.
We will not have humanoid androids. It’s interesting: when you start trying to make robots look more human, you end up making them look more grotesque. It takes very little to go from super-attractive robot to hideous robot.
It’s hard not to love Roomba. Roomba had such an amazing impact on the field. When we launched, we asked people, ‘Is it a robot?’ and got an overwhelming no – ‘robots’ have arms and legs; they command data. There was a very strong perception that robots had to look like people.
Most people with whom I talk, often quite educated, think the military is made up of knife-between-the-teeth grunts, uneducated robots without any kind of free will whatsoever – people who goose step to Republican philosophy and particularly the Bush cowboy mentality.
There’s something so arrogant about us creating robots that are more and more human-looking or acting. It’s like we’re playing God. Let’s create something that’s a reflection of us, but it’s inferior.
I hope people can envision a future where we as humans have robots that are alongside us, assisting in our daily lives.
People think footballers are all like robots – we can control everything on the pitch. But your heart is beating 200 times a minute; it’s very, very physical.
I have declared war on the rich who prosper on our poverty, the politicians who lie to us with smiling faces, and all the mindless, heartless, robots who protect them and their property.
I think I might be hitting the zeitgeist. All around you, you’re looking at beautiful people that have been turned into robots. Maybe the eye is craving a little upper lip fur.
Robots may cut down on infection and mean a consultant can see more patients, but wouldn’t you rather meet the doctor than a machine?
I don’t see a future where we’re all taught by robots. The real life, physical experience of being in a classroom and having conversations with knowledgeable people is immeasurably valuable and irreplaceable.
I didn’t think he was a robot…but I did wonder if his emotions had been designed out of him. Of course, with a guy, how could I tell? Ha ha!
Take a picture of this so Isaac can see it when they invent robot eyes.
I’m Dr. David Hanson, and I build robots with character. And by that, I mean that I develop robots that are characters, but also robots that will eventually come to empathize with you.
So robots are good at very simple things like cleaning the floor, like doing a repetitive task. Our robots have a little tiny bit of common sense. Our robots know that if they’ve got something in their hand and they drop it, it’s gone. They shouldn’t go and try and put it down.
What are all of us but self-reproducing robots? We have been put together by our genes and what we do is roam the world looking for a way to sustain ourselves and ultimately produce another robot child.
God could have programmed us as robots to do whatever he tells us, but then we’d never have the freedom to love and worship him.
Feminine intuition? Is that what you wanted the robot for? You men. Faced with a woman reaching a correct conclusion and unable to accept the fact that she is your equal or superior in intelligence, you invent something called feminine intuition.
If a context and a goal is defined I could say if it’s good or bad. But overall I don’t view things as good or bad. So I’m like a robot or computer in that sense. So maybe that’s why people don’t think they know me when they read my writing.
Robots will someday, or maybe, wake up. They may be really smart. They may be as creative, smart and capable as human beings, and fully conscious, and self discerning with free will.
We should stop wasting taxpayer funds on ridiculously expensive government missions to nowhere that return little value and blaze no useful trail for others to follow. Of course we should spend much more on science – and yes, use robots to do that science when it makes sense.