Freefall 1431 - 1440
Freefall 1431

Robot tailors and robot consciousness

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I must return to my job site before inventory is taken. Good bye, Ms. Ambrose.
Good bye, Abby. It was a pleasure meeting you.
I should check on my robe. Dvorak should be done washing it.
Assuming he hasn't caught it on fire, disintegrated it, or mutated it into a giant killer dishcloth.

Flying robot from “Johnny Sokko and his flying robot”, known as “Giant Robo” © 1969

Freefall 1432

Robot tailors and robot consciousness

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I'll admit that I'm worried. Rule based safeties can't stand up to full artificial consciousness.
I was raised by a good family. I've figured out ways around my safeguards and have still chosen to be moral.
Though every now and then I lie awake at night wondering if I've really chosen, or if I've just hit a second line of defense.

Megadeus of negotiator Roger Smith из мультсериала “The Big O” © 1999

Freefall 1433

Robot tailors and robot consciousness

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Do your
part.
RECYCLE!

Noo Noo – self conscious self-propelled vacuum cleaner from Teletubbies © 2001
I don't get the hat story. О_о_О (Жирафик Рафик)
Walked on the hands of different robots and just returned to Flo, as there is this retarded sucker… (Robot Spike)
But then why does she give her hat to the robot? О_о_О (Жирафик Рафик)

Freefall 1434

Robot tailors and robot consciousness

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Now I'll have to ask where Dvorak is. People without noses have no idea how rude it is to erase a scent trail in the middle of a stalk.

G.I.R. – robot assistant Invader Zim © 2001
Dogs lose their sense of smell in the presence of ammonia compounds (Robot Spike)
And to a human being, that much ammonia is like a hoof punch on the nose. Another thing is that there are no humans here, only robots, which have no sense of smell. And yes, the vacuum cleaner got what he deserved. :) (KALDYH)

Freefall 1435

A stop with Qwerty

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Oh. Hello, Ms. Ambrose.
These guys would be more fun if they had a startle reflex.

The robot from the sketch “A Grand Day Out” by Wallace and Gromit © 1994

Freefall 1436

A stop with Qwerty

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I smell old smoke. There's been a fire.
A little one, yes.
Are you okay?
Yes. I was making an improvement to your robe and it suffered… collateral damage.
On the plus side, I now know it's fireproof first, then laminate.

Replicators from the Stargate series, first appeared in “Nemesis” © 2000

Freefall 1437

A stop with Qwerty

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You destroyed my robe.
Technically I destroyed your owner's robe.
The way you're set up, you can't own anything… Did I turn on the exhaust fans?
No.
Then I suggest we continue our conversation while running this way very fast.

Zeta appeared in season 2 of Batman Beyond. His design is more humanized in the spin-off “The Zeta Project” © 2000

Freefall 1438

A stop with Qwerty

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What are you doing that requires exhaust ventilation?
Well, I was working with some solvents when I noticed they were peeling the paint off the back wall.
So I said to myself, “Whoa! That can't be good for my insides!”
Let me rephrase. What were you doing NOW that requires exhaust ventilation?

Beast from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab patrols rooms with white walls until the batteries go dead. It then uses optics to look for a black socket on the walls and plugs in a special device. After charging, it continues patrolling © 1960

Freefall 1439

A stop with Qwerty

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Now? Oh! I made a bullet out of carbon fibers.
It can punch through plastic or thin aluminum and then fragments into a cloud of conductive carbon fibers. Takes out electronics in a jiffy. The problem is the carbon fibers are light enough to go airborne and go everywhere!
Poison. You've invented a robotic poison.
I didn't mean to! I was trying to come up with a fast way to stop runaway waffle irons and the idea just sort of popped out!

Elmer and Elsie (ELectro MEchanical Robots, Light Sensitive) built by W. Grey Walter. They housed light, touch, motor and control sensors, and two tube analog computers. With a simple design, they exhibited complex behavior © 1948.
And now I'm getting scared. (Жирафик Рафик)

Freefall 1440

A stop with Qwerty

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Have you told anyone about your carbon fiber bullets?
Information wants to be free!
Dvorak, these things are dangerous. The carbon can be cleaned off with an air hose and vacuum cleaner! It's a near perfect weapon for robots to mug other robots with!
And you just put that out on the net, didn't you?
Information wants to be free!

Electro, produced by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1939 for the New York World's Fair, was capable of 26 movements and responded to commands given through a microphone. His faithful companion Sparko had two motors and could serve, bark and wag his tail.

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