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Advanced Social Skills For Humanoid Robots

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the attention-in-the-uncanny-valley dept.

Robotics 92

Lanxon writes "A pan-European team of robotics researchers began a project this year that could see humanoid bots interact with groups of people in a realistic, anthropomorphic way for the first time. The 'humanoids with auditory and visual abilities in populated spaces' (HUMAVIPS) project has the ambitious goal of making humanoid bots just a bit more human by building algorithms that will enable bots to mimic what psychologists call the 'cocktail party effect' — the human ability to focus attention on just one person in the midst of other people, voices and background noise."

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92 comments

Wait ... you mean ... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153006)

soon robots will have better social skills than I do?

Aren't they at that level already? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153138)

But you might also be able to install some software that would give you suggestions on how to make you more social, so it's not all bad.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

SpaceLifeForm (228190) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153144)

Only if they are loaded with oxytocin.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

nicknamenotavailable (1730990) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153374)

Only if they are loaded with oxytocin.

That doesn't make sense.
Robots don't have nipples [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31160312)

He was probably thinking of oxytocin [wikipedia.org] and autism.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (-1, Offtopic)

Rennt (582550) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153158)

This - more insightful then funny.

It is a shame you posted AC, and I have no mod points.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

stms (1132653) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153186)

Unfortunately soon robots will have better social skills than most slashdotters.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154636)

An orphaned lemming (with a speech impediment) living in a cave in Uzbekistan has more social skills than most Slashdotters.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#31155132)

Yes, but will they be able to talk about Linux?

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

kandela (835710) | more than 4 years ago | (#31155826)

So then, soon slashdotters will be complaining that they don't know how to talk to robots?

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153260)

Soon?

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

goldaryn (834427) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153748)

soon robots will have better social skills than I do?

You could be it's wingman at cocktail parties

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153760)

It's worse than that: soon machines will ignore us completely in favor of big boobs!

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153794)

machines will ignore us completely in favor of big boobs

Aww.. Don't give up. You would still have a chance.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

pinkushun (1467193) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153874)

You posting as AC proves that they already have better social skills than you.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

niftyguy (1745152) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154030)

Also dance better, play violin better, and cook better.

But we'll still have the market cornered on pooping.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154034)

soon robots will have better social skills than I do?

Exteeerrrmiiinnnnatteeeee! Exteeerrrmiiinnnnatteeeee!

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

Ukab the Great (87152) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154178)

You'll feel even more inadequate when they pass the Turing test you've repeatedly failed.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31155060)

As long as no one passes the third Turing Test we're all OK!

Hmmmmmm (1)

arcite (661011) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154264)

Is it really a necessity for my future sexbot to have social skills? I'm sure there'll be a 'conversationalist bot' when the need calls for one.

Re:Hmmmmmm (1)

mrzaph0d (25646) | more than 4 years ago | (#31158054)

well, you don't want to fall into the habit of having too many bots. i mean one for telling time, one for making phone calls, one for reading. you want one robot that does it all, and you want it to do it all well. what if you're in an orgy and after awhile everyone's tired and just want to talk about politics? you'll sure be glad you have a "all-in-one" bot instead of wishing you'd brought your "coversationalist bot."

hm. an all-in-one bot at an orgy. may not be the best idea after all.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

S77IM (1371931) | more than 4 years ago | (#31155510)

When you welcome your new overlords, they will graciously thank you for your hospitality.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31165424)

Best. Meme. Joke. Ever.

Re:Wait ... you mean ... (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#31156956)

Sure, you're joking... but I actually don't like to be in crowds for precisely that reason; I have no filters, I try to follow every conversation simultaneously and inevitably fail. I can't even parse what the television is saying if someone else is carrying on a conversation in the same room. Locking onto one audio stream and ignoring all others is a non-trivial skill; I wish our charismatic robotic overlords good luck in this endeavor.

Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153038)

In Star Wars, we are introduced to two primary types of robots. One is a protocol droid, the other is much more utilitarian (a mechanical JS Mill, if you will). The protocol droid is almost completely useless. It is insecure, fragile, and clumsy. The utility droid is clever, handy, and quick.

Why are we working so hard on creating protocol droids when utility droids are so much better?

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

sexconker (1179573) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153092)

Because protocols are profitable.
Once you sell a swiss army knife, the dude can use it whenever, however.
License a protocol, and you've got gold, Jerry, gold!

And don't get any ideas.
I've already patented the bodily fluid transfer protocol.

(Slashdot's collective mom is lined up to be the BFTP server in our first trials. Yes, anonymous logins will be available.)

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153120)

The people who are interested in buying protocol droids have oodles of money to spend on shinies. The people who are interested in buying "utility droids" either a) already have some (car factory robots), though they're usually less mobile, or b) can just hire cheap labor in Asia instead.

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (4, Informative)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153148)

That's not true. Sometimes it is necessary to have a droid who understands the binary language of moisture vaporators. That's something even poor moisture farmers need.

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153238)

Not everybody has a nephew hanging around to put restraining bolts on the droids and argue with them. And even if they did it might not work out well. If I was to buy a robot to help my elderly mother it would have to be able to communicate with her, because she definitely isn't going to communicate with a R2 unit. Two days ago I tried to set up a new mobile phone for her but she didn't like the SMS interface (apparently Nokia phones "just know" what she wants to type) so she kept the old one.

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31154258)

Why didn't you enable T9 on her new phone? Although it's possible that her old phone's T9 dictionary has a large number of custom entries (names, places, slang, all that jazz), so even that might not do it..

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 4 years ago | (#31160502)

The phone I was trying to set up for her is my Motorola and the implementation was sufficiently different enough to turn her off. I suppose the point is that as people become more set in their ways the user interfaces they interact with have to adapt to their expectations.

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

rgravina (520410) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154514)

She's talking about the predictive text feature.

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154684)

Tell him to make sure it speaks Bocce.

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

Rennt (582550) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153198)

C3PO was an android, R2D2 was an astromech. This explains everything.

Androids can never be more then imperfect imitations of people. Robots controlled by a strong AI are MUCH more interesting.

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153244)

YES, Star Wars explains EVERYTHING. Now, what if the midi-chlorians were actually nanobots? If Lucas came up with that, Star Wars could have been much more interesting.

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153240)

Yeah, because Star Wars perfectly resembles... no IS... reality, and everything in it is completely true!

How about climbing out of your Star Wars bed, in your Star Wars themed basement, and going outside? Without the Darth Vader mask! ;)

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 4 years ago | (#31163244)

How about climbing out of your Star Wars bed, in your Star Wars themed basement, and going outside? Without the Darth Vader mask! ;)

But you'll die without your mask!

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (2, Insightful)

Gamer_2k4 (1030634) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153288)

Why are we working so hard on creating protocol droids when utility droids are so much better?

Except that a protocol droid IS a utility droid under the right circumstances. C-3PO knows "over six million forms of communication"; that's extremely useful for diplomats, foreign exchange students, travelers, etc., etc., etc. Not everyone needs a garbage can that can plug into their computer and display low-res holograms. Heck, C-3PO was needed most of the time so that people could understand just what in the world your "clever, handy, and quick" droid was trying to do or say. For a more relevant example, let's say that R2-D2 is a Linux computer C-3PO is a Mac. Tons of people still use the latter, don't they?

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153310)

let's say that R2-D2 is a Linux computer C-3PO is a Mac. Tons of people still use the latter, don't they?

It's pretty mean to bring up the weight problems of Linux users.

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (1)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154724)

C-3PO is a Mac

Lying unfinished in a mudhut for years, with only one eye when everyone else's droids already had two, but ended up looking very gold and shiny at the end of the movie ?

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31155442)

C-3PO is a Mac

Lying unfinished in a mudhut for years, with only one eye when everyone else's droids already had two, but ended up looking very gold and shiny at the end of the movie ?

So the original poster worked at NeXT, what's your point? :)

Re:Yanee dah poo noo, ho ho ho (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153352)

And what about all the other sorts of droids in the Star Wars universe? There are more than two you know. And that is not even considering Episodes I to III.

Wrong fiction (1)

Snaller (147050) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154480)

We are trying to create Rommie from Andromeda - hubba hubba!

Cocktail Party Effect (1)

sexconker (1179573) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153070)

"The human ability to focus attention on just one person in the midst of other people, voices and background noise."

But the title says "advanced social skills".

Is your robot going to sit there sipping a drink, nodding and smiling? I can make a retard do that.

If your robot going to sit there, chugging a brewski, yelling "WHAT? WHAT? YEAH THAT SOUNDS COOL!"? I can make a drunk frat boy do that.

Here's a tip, researchers: HUMANS don't have the ability* to focus on one person at a cocktail party. Humans focus on the booze, the snacks, and the sex. We don't give a fucking shit about whatever mindless story some guy is telling (for the 20th time).

*In cases where we are able (not loud, person talking is coherent, available food is too shitty to be distracting), we are smart enough to choose not to.

Make a robot that picks up chicks, then we'll talk.

Re:Cocktail Party Effect (3, Interesting)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153118)

You, my friend, have hit the nail on the head. Social interaction is not defined by a behavior pattern, but by patterns driven by desires, or goals as they term them scientifically. It's great to get a press release when you figure out how to mimic some human behavior, and more great when you get a program to mimic human thought. The trouble really comes when you try to mimic humans, they are unpredictable, non-logical, and down-right antagonistic to programmatic function. Build me a robot with low self-esteem and we can have a conversation. Build me a robot that can sell used cars, we have a few months of conversation, build me a robot that can sell oil to Arabs and we have a deal. Build me a wall street robot and we have a government contract !!!

Re:Cocktail Party Effect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153162)

...a robot with low self-esteem...

Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and I have to listen to idiots at cocktail parties...

Re:Cocktail Party Effect (1)

value_added (719364) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153672)

Build me a robot that ...

Personally, I'd settle for one that "looked" the part, even if all it did was say "Guy killed me, Mal. He killed me with a sword. How weird is that?" Or something like that.

Re:Cocktail Party Effect (1)

master_p (608214) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154050)

Those features can easily be programmed into a robot; all that is required is pattern matching towards a specific goal.

Re:Cocktail Party Effect (1)

KnownIssues (1612961) | more than 4 years ago | (#31155528)

Social behavior in humans is certainly driven by desires, but that doesn't mean a behavior pattern of enough sophistication couldn't mimic human behavior so accurately that a human couldn't distinguish between it and a real human (although I personally believe the most successful artificial human behavior will use the same drives and desires as real humans). Humans are not unpredictable or antagonistic to programmatic function. What they are is complex. They are seemingly unpredictable because they are more complex than we have the means to explain at this time.

There was a time when science couldn't explain the motion of the planets. There was a time when science couldn't explain the functioning of biological organisms. We can explain those now. Yes, humans are the most complex, but to think that we are so special that we are somehow "outside" nature is hubris. Someday we will laugh at the time in our past when people thought that humans were somehow something new in nature that would never be explainable or simulatable.

Re:Cocktail Party Effect (1)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 4 years ago | (#31179226)

you should have gotten points

Re:Cocktail Party Effect (1)

nobodylocalhost (1343981) | more than 4 years ago | (#31158100)

There are plenty of wallstreet robots. The famous leaked source code for goldman sachs's analytics bot is one of them. Most of our economy is run by machines already. The human factor only comes in from massive amount of small investors, which makes the market less predictable. Even so, there are machines that can analyze emotional level of the masses and make a fairly accurate prediction.

Re:Cocktail Party Effect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31176154)

There are plenty of wallstreet robots. The famous leaked source code for goldman sachs's analytics bot is one of them. Most of our economy is run by machines already. The human factor only comes in from massive amount of small investors, which makes the market less predictable. Even so, there are machines that can analyze emotional level of the masses and make a fairly accurate prediction.

And great machines they were, just incapable of error.

Re:Cocktail Party Effect (1)

Bakkster (1529253) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154936)

Here's a tip, researchers: HUMANS don't have the ability* to focus on one person at a cocktail party. Humans focus on the booze, the snacks, and the sex. We don't give a fucking shit about whatever mindless story some guy is telling (for the 20th time).

*In cases where we are able (not loud, person talking is coherent, available food is too shitty to be distracting), we are smart enough to choose not to.

Make a robot that picks up chicks, then we'll talk.

You don't expect that the point of this might be to create a robo-bartender, -waiter, or -maitre d' rather than a robo-partier? When you order your vodka-cranberry or Shirley Temple, the bartender needs to be able to focus on you or he won't understand what to pour you.

Besides why would you want a robot picking up the available singles at a party? Unless you want a robot that lures them away so you can knock them unconscious...

Suggested tag... (3, Funny)

Zoxed (676559) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153084)

> Advanced Social Skills For Humanoid Robots
> ...
> team of robotics researchers ...

That story should be tagged "what-could-possibly-go-wrong" ;-)

Re:Suggested tag... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153780)

or "It seemed like a good idea at the time" ;-p

Re:Suggested tag... (1)

nkcaump (1016816) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154114)

I'm a little surprised that it's not tagged "Skynet"

fiqrst (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153100)

Re:fiqrst (1)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154738)

I wonder if this auto-posting software will ever become sentient, and pass the Turing test ?

They still need robots to be more 'human' (0)

Kitkoan (1719118) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153124)

Doesn't matter how much you make them talk and respond like a person. As long as someone know they aren't talking to an equally intelligent human, they won't address it as fully intelligent. Think of people talking to little children, baby's and animals. Baby talk or at least being a little more patient and phrasing things a little more simple to understand. And if they won't talk to the robot like a normal person and 'dumb down' they conversion with them, the computer will have to look for very subtle clues of what to ignore and to expand upon or just dumb down the conversion to the level they are being spoken to which defeats the idea of this. Until robots can pass for human in movement and appearance, its just a bad loop.

Re:They still need robots to be more 'human' (1)

timmarhy (659436) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153392)

i don't think you are giving animals enough credit. my dog will run in out of the rain and find a shady spot when it's hot. plenty of people are too stupid to even manage that much. not only that he knows when i'm pissed off at him so he scuttles off and stays away for a while, lots of people are too stupid to realise when they've annoyed another person.

Re:They still need robots to be more 'human' (1)

Kitkoan (1719118) | more than 4 years ago | (#31160008)

You mis-understood me. I'm not saying that they are stupid, it's that people won't treat them as an equal on an intelligent level. How smart they are isn't the same as how smart and or equal they are perceived and thats what I mean.

First post bot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153210)

Will definitely lead to more advanced trolling than man can ever aspire to.

No (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153222)

Geeks teaching robots social skills. The jokes just write themselves.

Way to go ! (1)

BESTouff (531293) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153404)

Knowing the average nerd has no social skill, how about making those cocktail-party-robots trainers for us nerds ? Think about it. Personal Social Home Trainer. Now with opposite-sex-target-locking mode.

Forget the Robots! (2, Funny)

hedgemage (934558) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153406)

What about advanced social skills for MEEEEEEEEEEE?

Cool (1)

Alien1024 (1742918) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153442)

Can we use this technology on brain implants?

not likely to be very good (0)

Moheeheeko (1682914) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153464)

Robotics researchers programming social skills....lets face it, if they had social skills, most of them wouldn't be in robotics.

Re:not likely to be very good (0)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#31155070)

Well, probably the true reason is that they hope that if they find an algorithm for social skills, they can follow it themselves.

CANNOT BELIEVE IT (1)

Fotograf (1515543) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153484)

let me then be first to welcome our social skilled robotic overlords

Realistic Interactions (1)

nomad-9 (1423689) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153528)

John Connor: No, no, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk. You don't say "affirmative", or some shit like that. You say "no problemo". And if someone comes on to you with an attitude you say "eat me". And if you want to shine them on it's "hasta la vista, baby".

The Terminator: Hasta la vista, baby.

Re:Realistic Interactions (1)

gestalt_n_pepper (991155) | more than 4 years ago | (#31155744)

Never train a social robot from an adolescent male's skill set.

And after the party.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153542)

Where do people go after coctail parties, and what do they do? Finally, we know what the first software upgrade will be for the sexbot they launched in Las Vegas. Talk about perfect hostess (or host, if you prefer - that's another mod).

Can I get an upgrade? (2, Insightful)

Lord Bitman (95493) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153592)

focusing on one person in a crowded room, being able to hear what one person is saying despite a lot of other talking and background noise I don't care about? I don't have that super-power, where do I sign up?

Re:Can I get an upgrade? (1)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 4 years ago | (#31157984)

That's a super power? I guess I'll have to add that to my list.

Programmers giving robots social skills? (3, Funny)

tomalpha (746163) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153730)

I think the small part of my brain that handles irony just segfaulted

Here's a tip for you (1)

jonaskoelker (922170) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154708)

I think the small part of my brain that handles irony just segfaulted

If you're at a cocktail party and need to take a core dump, it is considered good manners to excuse yourself, explain where you are going but not in any great detail what you are doing there, and then taking said core dump in private.

In other words:
printf("Sorry, I'll have to go to the bathroom\n");
while(not at_bathroom()) move_to_bathroom();
mutex_lock(bathroom_door); // TODO: skip the wait queue?
char *p = 0; *p = 0; // FEATURE: dumps core
mutex_unlock(bathroom_door); // BUG: never reached
return;

Re:Here's a tip for you (1)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154778)

Oh, so you're the dirty bastard who never flushes his buffers ?

Hello, real world! (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153856)

Just checked through the research proposal (not much info, sadly), and am both disappointed and pleased.

First of all, there is almost nothing new on what the researchers want to do there.
Cocktail party problem has been described and aimed at a gazilion times, and many groups have been dealing with that kinds of problems, even in the context of robotics (see work at Honda in Germany).
Already at the end of the 90s, people at MIT people were already researching in attention systems.

On the other hand, finally roboticists are focusing on relaxing the severe scenario constraints they put into their systems so that the algorithms can work, instead of going for the small delta in the "cognitive" ability that grants them the next paper, but does not solve the underlying problems.
Robotics needs to face the same real world we and the animals do (e.g. Boston Dynamics's big dog), before we can speak of any type of intelligence.
And for that, I'm glad they get my taxpayer euros.

*Sigh* (0)

HyperQuantum (1032422) | more than 4 years ago | (#31153880)

Now if only I could master those 'advanced social skills' as well...

skila (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31153970)

They should start by modelling George W Bush - to make the learning curve less stee. Then they can probably achieve a robot with the intelligence of a politician within 1 year rather than 3 required for intelligent conversation... Maybe then we can all get back to making robots that kill people - yeah!

Warning, possible off topic (1)

cntThnkofAname (1572875) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154166)

... "the human ability to focus attention on just one person in the midst of other people, voices and background noise."

I don't think this is a strictly "human" trait. My dog doesn't have a problem listening to me over other people calling his name at the same time. Whether he can partake in the utter waste of time called "small talk" is still, however, unknown to me.

Robot stole my girlrfiend (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31154504)

Robots will have better social skills than I do.

Robot stole my girlfriend! :(
Now she only wants to talk to him, she never talks to me anymore.

Somone's thinking a-head! (2, Funny)

RealErmine (621439) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154598)

From TFA:

NAO comes with a 500MHz CPU, although an improved head with double the computing power is expected before the end of the year.

At least they are smart enough to put the CPU in the head. This makes the robot easier to disable once it starts using its new-found social skills to ask about the location of Sarah Connor.

Obvious Use (1)

KidPix (1512501) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154940)

"to focus attention on just one person in the midst of other people, voices and background noise."

They want a computer algorithm that can single out a specific voice in a crowded area and convert it to a text feed...

Who thinks this will be of more interest to the intelligence community than the we-just-want-to-build-a-friendlier-robot comunity?

Us nerds (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31155270)

Considering how most of us nerds likely have some form of autism, why don't we get these social skills instead?

I for one.. (1)

zawarski (1381571) | more than 4 years ago | (#31155302)

...welcome our extraordinarily congenial overlords.

RE4 Prototype (3, Funny)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 4 years ago | (#31156056)

"Welcome, stranger."
"Oh, hi."
"What are ya buyin'?"
"Nothin'."
"What are ya sellin'?"
"Nothin'."
"Come back anytime."
"Oh, OK."
"Welcome, stranger."
"Aaah!"

Re:RE4 Prototype (1)

Nathrael (1251426) | more than 4 years ago | (#31156870)

I don't usually do posts like this, but...

Sir, you just made my day. It's a shame I don't have any mod points right now.

Chobits (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31156784)

Looking forward to getting mine!

Re:Chobits (1)

rdnetto (955205) | more than 4 years ago | (#31197170)

I consider this post disturbingly prophetic...

This is not the first bot to do this?! (1)

MrBrklyn (4775) | more than 4 years ago | (#31159628)

This is not the first example of this and the article is factually wrong. There is on they have been working on in Hollywood for quite a while that was featured on Scientific America on PBS.

Ruben

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