October 20, 2010

Experiment Tests Robotic Violence

epsonbot.jpg

Slovenian Borut Povse somehow managed to get some of his coworkers to volunteer to let his robot, a small production-line worker from the Japanese firm Epson, punch them continuously. Some of the six allowed the violence to go on 18 times and then rated their pain. A majority of them said that it was mild to moderate. While Povse claims that the experiment was designed to learn how to keep robots from harming humans, we wonder if it is a good idea to tempt Isaac Asimov's law of robotics that clearly states "a robot may not injure a human being."

Via New Scientist

Read More in: Robot Science/Medicine

Share this Article with others: social bookmarking

Related Articles:

Came straight to this page? Visit Robot Snob for all the latest news.

Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 20, 2010 9:10 PM
Recent Comments
Post a comment









Remember personal info?




Please enter the letter "l" in the field below:
Please press Post only once. Submission of comments takes up to 20 seconds because of Spam Filtering.
Join the Mailing List Newsletter
Enter your Email

Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Navigation

Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

Archives

TechPiree

This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Powered by
Movable Type 6.3
All items Copyright © 1999-2017 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy