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Texas Student Attends School As a Robot

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the bully-proof dept.

Education 218

kkleiner writes "Freshman Lyndon Baty's immune system is so fragile he can't risk being surrounded by people his own age, yet he attends classes at his high school in Knox City, Texas every day. All thanks to a robot. The Vgo telepresence platform is a four foot tall bot on wheels with a small screen, camera, speakers and microphone at the top. Baty logs into the robot remotely from his home, using his PC and a webcam to teleconference into his classes. Baty can drive Vgo around his school, switching between classes just like regular students. For a boy that has spent much of his life sick and isolated from his peers, Vgo not only represents a chance at a better education, it's also an opportunity for freedom and comradery."

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Typo (4, Insightful)

XanC (644172) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084390)

You misspelled "Sheldon Cooper".

Re:Typo (0)

Kensai7 (1005287) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084400)

Haha. Just what I thought. He's from Texas too! :p

Re:Typo (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084912)

Butters: I gotta put in my suppository. Can you help me?
A.W.E.S.O.M.-O: What?
Butters: Remember I said I put that medicinal suppository in my anus? It will be so much easier having you do it from now on.
A.W.E.S.O.M.-O: Um, actually, A.W.E.S.O.M.-O is not programmed for that function.
Butters: A.W.E.S.O.M.-O, I thought you were programmed to do whatever I tell you. Yeah, that's pretty good. Get it up there good and deep.
A.W.E.S.O.M.-O: Lame.

Re:Typo (2)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084404)

You misspelled "Sheldon Cooper".

Damn! You beat me to it. However we need to figure out what Dr. Cooper is doing back in high school...

Re:Typo (1)

nospam007 (722110) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085066)

'You misspelled "Sheldon Cooper".'

I'm sorry but it says "Moops" here.

Re:Typo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085246)

Moors!

Re:Typo (1)

halfEvilTech (1171369) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084410)

That was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw this, guess the writers for the Big Bang Theory where on to something afterall.

but in a more annoying way.

Re:Typo (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084666)

The first thing that popped into my head was "How many seconds before 'kick me' is taped to the back of the robot"?

My AI can beat up your honor roll student.

I can get to school in under 12 parsecs.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Re:Typo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084760)

*knock* *knock* *knock* Penny. *knock* *knock* *knock* Penny. *knock* *knock* *knock* Penny.

(I can't help it. I just had to say it. Of course, I also couldn't help typing this, as Sheldon is far too compressible.)

Re:Typo (2)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084932)

Strange. You would think that Sheldon would say something like "3 * ((3 * knock) + Penny)".

Re:Typo (2)

elsurexiste (1758620) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084910)

I was thinking more like the Bubble Boy... Why don't they give him a giant hamster ball?!

Re:Typo (1)

zero_out (1705074) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084984)

That was the most hilarious episode I ever saw! BAZINGA!!!

Déjà Vu (1, Interesting)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084412)

The first step toward surrogates [wikipedia.org] ?

Re:Déjà Vu (2)

KhabaLox (1906148) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084734)

God I hope not. The movie was the worst piece of crap that Bruce Willis has ever been in, and yes, I have seen Color of Night. [imdb.com]

Re:Déjà Vu (2)

phoebe (196531) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084748)

A similar story is covered by the 2005 Japanese film Hinokio [wikipedia.org] , after an accident a house-bound student attends college via a robotic avatar.

Re:Déjà Vu (1)

suso (153703) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084876)

Actually, I thought the coolest part of that video is where it docks itself. I wonder how that's done accurately because honestly the tech itself doesn't seem too sophisticated. Could do something like that as a home project. Sounds like a good hackerspace project actually.

Re:Déjà Vu (1)

thedonger (1317951) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085060)

I like the part where he docked with a cheerleader under the bleachers. That happened, right? I am too lazy to RTFA, so I just imagined what I would do with a robot surrogate.

Re:Déjà Vu (2)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085120)

Even with a robot, you're not getting any cheerleaders.
Maybe even especially with a robot, you're not getting any cheerleaders.

Re:Déjà Vu (1)

RevWaldo (1186281) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085006)

I was more thinking of the 70s classic The Boy in the Plastic Bubble [wikipedia.org] . Travolta first attends high school using a two-way video link, then wearing a space suit.

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Re:Déjà Vu (1)

Canazza (1428553) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085298)

I remember an old CBBC show called "FoT" that basically had this, except it was made up (that was the premise of the show, it'd show a short clip of something that was either "False or True", giving the show its name).
I only remember it because the filmed it using my class. And it wasn't a robot, just a speaker/camera. This *was* 1996, and it *was* BBC childrens programming, they probably didn't have the budget.

Robots around us more every day. (1)

Tynin (634655) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084434)

Little steps like this will only help foster the coming ubiquity of robots around us in our every day life. Very cool times (mostly).

Wait, is that... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084442)

Sheldon?

I do the same thing... (0)

goto11 (116604) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084450)

I am a gelatinous orb from Alpha Centauri. I visit Earth as a robot disguised as a human. I use dial-up to post to slashdot, though.

Re:I do the same thing... (2)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085252)

And with the 8.48 year ping times mean that you can post on Slashdot just in time for the dupe!

That means... (1)

sltd (1182933) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084456)

No playing hookie to get out of school. Do not want.

Re:That means... (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085042)

You could still be sick enough to not attend class even if by robot proxy.

He's a bubble boy (1)

MrEricSir (398214) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084492)

"A bubble boy?"
"He lives in a bubble!"

Re:He's a bubble boy (1)

XanC (644172) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084602)

Boy!

My mom needs to see this (2)

WiiVault (1039946) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084520)

My mother is one of those people who is very skeptical about the positive influence technology has had on our society. To her the more automated and advanced our culture is the less productive we are. She only ever hears about massive digital consumer data losses, or crashed/hacked ATM's. While I think we all agree that technology isn't always the silver bullet we want it to be, I do think examples like this help to demonstrate that we really are making progress. Even 10 years ago this poor young man would be totally isolated from the classroom learning atmosphere. While we still have a long way to go, when I speak with my disabled friends, they often remind me of how much innovation has improved their lives even in just the last 20 years.

Re:My mom needs to see this (1)

swanzilla (1458281) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084562)

Send her the link...

Re:My mom needs to see this (5, Insightful)

maxume (22995) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084592)

Just buy her a washtub, a box of candles and a few cord of wood.

Then make a habit of throwing away her fresh foods during the winter.

Re:My mom needs to see this (1)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084798)

Buy candles?! Luxury! Make the wench make the candles from rendered fat like a proper chandler!

Re:My mom needs to see this (2, Informative)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084792)

Your mom needs to get a vibrator.

Re:My mom needs to see this (0)

NotAGoodNickname (1925512) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084860)

Well she does have a point.
Number of people using robots to attend school == 1
Number of people who lost their privacy due to Facebook == millions

Re:My mom needs to see this (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085102)

Number of people who can keep in touch, know exactly where they are, and do work anytime/anywhere using laptops and smartphones and GPS == millions.
Number of people who can keep in touch, know exactly where they are, and do work anytime/anywhere using laptops and smartphones and GPS == millions.

So it's a wash.

Re:My mom needs to see this (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085264)

...and do work anytime/anywhere...

and do work all the time/everywhere. Not necessarily a good thing.

Still missing a big part of school experience (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084528)

Good luck getting a girl to climb into the back seat of a car with this "robot". The prom could also be awkward. On the bright side, the robot probably doesn't have to attend the mandatory PE classes.

Re:Still missing a big part of school experience (2)

PPalmgren (1009823) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084606)

Hey now, there's all kinds of people in this world, you never know...

Re:Still missing a big part of school experience (2)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084688)

Exactly what kind of attachments are available for this robot?!?

Re:Still missing a big part of school experience (1)

sorak (246725) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084830)

This quickly went from "sad sick kid", to "inspiring story of overcoming adversity", to "anime porn"...Funny how all roads lead to that end.

Re:Still missing a big part of school experience (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084944)

Rule 34...

Re:Still missing a big part of school experience (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085020)

Exactly what kind of attachments are available for this robot?!?

Anybody else thinking of the "anal intruder" from the movie "Top Secret"? Yeah. I thought not. It looked kind of like a jackhammer with a fist on the end of it.

Re:Still missing a big part of school experience (1)

Archangel Michael (180766) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085202)

It is a fully functional android, programmed in multiple techniques.

Re:Still missing a big part of school experience (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084686)

He'd better hope it's a secure connection. I can think of a few things that would be funny to do with a remote controlled robot if I could commandeer the thing. (especially since it has a camera on it)

Re:Still missing a big part of school experience (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084712)

You mean like, "Oops! Sorry, wrong locker room!"?

Re:Still missing a big part of school experience (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085194)

I didn't go to prom, and I turned out.... well, okay, you have a good point.

Hostile Environment (4, Interesting)

ThinkWeak (958195) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084556)

I think this is a great thing and it's nice to see something like this being given a chance. However, I wonder how long this thing is going to be functional inside of a school. With kids in the halls traveling between classes, weather, random bullying, how long will it take before this thing is broken? I can't imagine it will survive being knocked over more than a couple times.

Bullying a robot (1)

KatchooNJ (173554) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084600)

I think I would pay good money to see some bullies picking on a robot. LOL

Re:Bullying a robot (2)

theuhstuf (1153693) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084962)

One of the other kids will probably hack it and drive it out into traffic.

Re:Hostile Environment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084630)

This. With the way kids act in most schools, I'm amazed the robot has not had someone toss a trash bag over the camera, pull the battery, and throw it into a dumpster just because they could. Depending on the school, being able to destroy something like could mean big bragging rights.

Re:Hostile Environment (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084726)

Good point. Sounds like the Vgo makers need to come up with a "safe for high school" model that includes a taser and smoke bombs.

Re:Hostile Environment (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084800)

No guns? Why do you want to underarm it compared to the enemy?

Re:Hostile Environment (1)

cptdondo (59460) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084746)

IANAL but isn't $6K worth of damage a felony in most jurisdictions?

I think that would provoke a response from the cops. While I don't discount the possibility, I think the kids know that it's bad juju to mess with this; sort of like smashing the windows on the principal's car.

Re:Hostile Environment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084940)

IANAL but isn't $6K worth of damage a felony in most jurisdictions?

It would be if the perpetrator was an adult. But a minor? The justice system for minors is laughable.

"On the count of first-degree murder, we find the defendant guilty." "I impose the maximum sentence allowed by law: one month without XBox. *gavel*"

Re:Hostile Environment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085026)

Value of damage is irrelevant. Assuming the kid is a minor, (s)he'll get the obligatory 1 week in juvie... and only something that strict if the kid mouths off at the hearing... and then sent back to school. Hell, with some kids, having been in juvie is a badge of honour!

Re:Hostile Environment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085050)

I think kids know that it's bad juju to mess with this

I dunno about that. The kids at my high school did some pretty stupid stuff, and not much would happen. Example: The response to the bullet in the locker rooms was that everyone wear ID cards on lanyards.

Re:Hostile Environment (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084782)

I suspect it does not have the ability to right itself, so all you have to do is knock it over for hours of entertainment.

Re:Hostile Environment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085162)

Your comments shows you are malicious and immature. The statement that you would be entertained for HOURS by a tipped-over robot shows you are either insane, a liar, or both.

Re:Hostile Environment (2)

timeOday (582209) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084878)

Wow, that's a reversal, the idea that an environment is too hostile for a robot so we should send in a child. Normally we assume the opposite [youtube.com] (worth a watch).

In this case, the pathogenic environment of high school is so hostile to this particlar student that it would actually kill him in short order (immunodeficient). Second, able-bodied students have the same problem [nytimes.com] . Third, the robot has a $1,200 / year maintenance contract. Fourth, you could always add some accessories [roboticrevolutions.com] .

Can't Wait for More (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084560)

I've been following the robotics telepresence scene ever since I stumbled upon Anybots [anybots.com] whilst paroozing YouTube. I really think telepresence is a market that can fund more research and development into humanoid robots (at the very least, it draws less eyebrow raises as the sexbot industry). We have a lot of companies making money off specialized, robotic floor cleaners and lawn mowers, but if we really want to develop an all-purpose robot that can handle a lot of the work that we humans can, we need to put R&D into things like dynamically balancing on two legs, controlling limbs with dozens of actuators, and mapping motion commands in those limbs to sensor readings.

I know there are a lot of companies working on these problems already, but in order for them to remain, they have to get funded somehow. I honestly think telepresence robtos may be one of the best ways for companies to generate revenue while working on more advanced stuff. I hope to see more in the coming years!

What's wrong with sexbots? (4, Insightful)

tekrat (242117) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084776)

Personally, I think you're more likely to get funding to build sexbots. There's *how many* Japanese companies that build multi-thousand-dollar sex-dolls already? And there's at least two in the USA that make high-end sex-dolls (and too many making cheap inflatables)...

Although there may be eyebrow-raising, most (male) people are secretly rubbing their hands together (and other things) at the prospect of an autonomous sex-bot. And while telepresence may be nice, whoever corners the market for sex-bots is going to make Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg look like paupers.

Although you may not believe it, Futurama has it right. Sex-bots might be declared illegal in some future, because it will seriously impact reproduction, it may lead to low number of human to human pairings as well as having half the population (women) wondering how they are going to compete. See: Chobits/Persecoms

Re:What's wrong with sexbots? (1)

foobsr (693224) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085046)

Personally, I think you're more likely to get funding to build sexbots.

Really?

Quote [army.mil] : "Telepresence can be defined as a human-computer-machine condition in which a user (a Soldier) receives sufficient information about a remote, real-world site (a battlefield) through a machine (a robot) so that the user feels physically present at the remote, real-world site."

CC.

Re:What's wrong with sexbots? (2)

SydShamino (547793) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085128)

Chance of funding, in descending order of application:

Military
Sex

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Business

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Health/Education

Re:What's wrong with sexbots? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085076)

Although you may not believe it, Futurama has it right. Sex-bots might be declared illegal in some future, because it will seriously impact reproduction, it may lead to low number of human to human pairings as well as having half the population (women) wondering how they are going to compete. See: Chobits/Persecoms

Are you kidding? A serious challenge to women's monopoly on pussy would be the best thing to happen to the human race. Imagine how much kinder and less manipulative women will become. If there's anything on this Earth that needs to be taken down a peg or two it's the average female ego that has learned through the eons to take it for granted that there will always be other suitors, so the mate she has now is "expendable" and "replacable" and it's somehow okay to toy with him using his desires. Currently, women unilaterally make the decision to terminate 80% of all relationships that break up, particularly marriage.

Shit man. With sexbots being common it might not be so damned difficult to find a good woman. They'd have to learn to offer something that a sexbot can't, like love and good conversation and real kindness and intelligence. The impact on reproduction isn't necessarily a big deal. Imagine how few babies will be born out of wedlock to people who had no intention of becoming parents and are neither financially nor emotionally prepared to raise a child. Imagine less contention for resources and the standard of living that would be available to an Earth with say, a population of 1 billion. Imagine fewer "crimes of passion" like all the murders and domestic disputes that happen as rival males competing for desirable women is greatly reduced.

That's a pretty tiny and fragile robot (1)

moxsam (917470) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084578)

Won't it get bullied?

Re:That's a pretty tiny and fragile robot (1)

RevWaldo (1186281) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085156)

Rig it up with a black fedora and trenchcoat - it'll be fine.

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And the ultimate anti-bullying system... (2)

WoRLoKKeD (1142351) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084586)

Twin heat-seeking Hunter-Killer missiles and swivel-mounted gatling guns on either side of the screen.

Re:And the ultimate anti-bullying system... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084732)

I, for one, welcome our new robotic missile-armed high-schooler overlords.

Re:And the ultimate anti-bullying system... (1)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085082)

Please welcome a bullet into your left temple.

External Study (1)

martinX (672498) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084604)

As far as an education goes, isn't this the equivalent of external study?

Perfectly natural (5, Interesting)

OhHellWithIt (756826) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084648)

At first, I thought the whole idea was just too weird. But then I thought about how kids interact with each other in Facebook chat rooms, and I'd say that it probably feels pretty natural both to Lyndon Baty and his classmates.

Re:Perfectly natural (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085240)

Til some jerk knocks his little robot over. Gives new meaning to the term cyber bullying.

Last Picked in Gym Class (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084682)

...I would expect....

Just because he's stuck in a bubble... (1)

sixteenbitsamurai (1070810) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084694)

doesn't mean he can't cause trouble!

Texas? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084700)

How did this not happen first in Japan :P? Oh well, perhaps they'll catch on, then all those sick girl stories can quit their whining and go to school anyways. ;P.

Sports (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084706)

He may have an unfair advantage with sports, being as the robot should not tire or feel pain.

Re:Sports (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084826)

He also has an unfair advantage for the snoring courses where you just have to drag your cadaver to and not even pretend to listen to pass. Wouldn't you have loved to put a dummy into class while you go and have fun?

That's cool but... (1)

phxhawke (35260) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084736)

...I just hope there isn't some idiot that decides to bust it up or do anything else stupid to it out of malice.

Re:That's cool but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084994)

I was just thinking about that. I wonder if he's ever been cyber bullied?

He'd be pretty easy to throw in a locker or chain to a women's bathroom stall in-between class. The possibilities are endless and hilarious.

Re:That's cool but... (1)

flimflammer (956759) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085070)

I was thinking about that, myself. I have to wonder if anyone has ever snuck up behind it and tipped it over or something. I'm sure the school has issued notices about the expensiveness of the item so messing with it is expressly prohibited, but kids don't really care about that crap.

There's a small legal problem with telepresence (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084744)

Oregon has a specific exclusion for schools, but if you leave the mike open in most other contexts, you run afoul of the wiretapping statutes.

Re:There's a small legal problem with telepresence (2)

Vancorps (746090) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084936)

Wiretapping only applies to recording and retaining audio, not real-time transmission especially in a public place. Plenty of students across the country will record their classes to refer back to later while studying and there's no need for exceptions in the law to allow for it.

I for one... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084790)

"Okay class, I'd like you all to welcome our new overl-- er, "student" Lyndon.
Lyndon, is there anything you'd like to say to the class?"
"DEE STROY"

It would be better... (1)

mmmmbeer (107215) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084882)

if his classmates didn't keep sticking "Disconnect my batteries" signs on his back.

Technology opens exciting new possibilities . . . (2)

StefanJ (88986) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084946)

. . . for mockery and bullying.

"No, NO! Not the wire cutters!"

"I'm not a battlebot! I'm not a battlebot! Please take me out of the arena I'm not . . ." ggzzzzzZZZZZ-CRASH!

"OK, who put caltrops under Lyndon's Bot's wheels?"

PC only? (1)

Cutting_Crew (708624) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084960)

Is it just for a PC? I think i saw at least 2 or 3 people using macs during that infomercial. Unintended?

Not really that new except for the condition (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35084966)

When I was in the 3rd grade there was a boy who had had polio and teleconference into class. This was in 1958, the phone company even back then had some teleconferencing tech. (It was an independent phone company btw not bell). So the difference is Video. And recall that in the mid 1960s ma bell was all hot over videophones (they were at disneyland and the worlds fair among other places). So at that time it was just a question of cost the tech existed. Now again here it may be that the costs have decreased enough that its economically justifiable.

Vgo the Carpathian? (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084968)

Check that robot for slime, STAT!

I'm all for cool tech, but... (1)

UDChris (242204) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084972)

why didn't they just set up video tele-conferencing equipment instead? The bandwidth and equipment should be easily available, I gotta think that it would be a cheaper solution and get the same effect. What am I missing here?

Bullying 2.0 (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#35084978)

I recall a time when i made a hockey player at my high school look extraordinarily stupid once in class - not a difficult thing to accomplish for that particular jock - and he retaliated after class by tripping me in the hallway from behind. If similar action was taken against this robot the consequences could be costly...

2 min in the sin bin is not much (1)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085296)

2 min in the sin bin is not much

cure instead? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085074)

Bubble boy syndrome can be cured with gene therapy. Why is this kid still sick?

Travolta-bot (1)

twebb72 (903169) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085150)

They attempted a similar robot when John Travolta came down with this affliction in the 80s. They couldn't teach the robot the hand jive so the whole project was scrapped.

Well (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35085166)

Now we know what happened to Robot Jones.

Big deal (2)

clyde_cadiddlehopper (1052112) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085170)

I used to attend as a zombie. Especially those 8 am classes in Differential Equations.

"Don't hold my hand..." (1)

monktus (742861) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085212)

"it's creepy."

Wow (1)

Windwraith (932426) | more than 3 years ago | (#35085306)

I just want to be this kid's best friend. So I can say "My best friend is a robot".

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  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>