Disney teaches humanoid robot to play catch and juggle

Rick

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The happiest place on Earth has taught one of its humanoid robotic subordinates (for now) to play catch and juggle with willing human participants in an impressive display of creepy animatronic autonomy. Thanks to Disney, mankind has just slipped several minutes closer...

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Rick

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It will probably be seized by the government and then taught how to hold weapons
Actually.. you know... I was thinking this is the perfect project for programming robots how to perfectly lob grenades at their human targets.
 
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It will probably be seized by the government and then taught how to hold weapons
Not likely. Once they install the Glock.ini and properly calibrate the articulation algorithms, a Boston Dynamics PETMAN unit will mysteriously show up and the Disney scientists involved with this project will mysteriously disappear. You never encroach on the territory of a firm with a DoD contract. :p
 

Pan Wah

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[SIZE=14px]The first paragraph seems to be saying that the robot can "juggle with willing human participants" - surely a breach of health and safety?:) [/SIZE]