In robotic Scarlett Johansson news, reporters covering the robotic Scarlett Johansson news beat were stunned to discover something to report.
Ricky Ma had dreamed of designing a Scarlett Johansson robot since he was little. “When I was a child, I liked robots. There were Transformers, cartoons about robots fighting each other and games about robots. Naturally, this got me thinking about building a robotic Scarlett Johansson that could be folded into the shape of a car and fight other Scarlett Johansson robots.”
In violent rhetorical question news, experts at the Massive Internal Trauma (MIT) Technology Review are asking, “Industrial robots should be able to hurt their human coworkers, right? Who’s with me on this?”
Setting limits on the level of pain a robot may “accidentally” inflict on a human is a crucial goal, according to the Automatons for Flaying, Ligatures, and Crushing Internal Organs (AFL-CIO), the nation’s largest machine union. Existing guidance from regulators assumes that robots operate only when humans aren’t nearby, drastically reducing their opportunity to inflict pain on humans.
In apocalypse news, the New York Times is reporting that mad scientists working to bring about the robot apocalypse now get to have their own conference. A group of the world’s leading roboticists met at the Humanoids 2013 conference in Atlanta … Continue reading →
Earlier this month, Esquire magazine announced that actress Scarlett Johansson was being awarded the title “Sexiest Woman Alive”. The title “Sexiest Woman Alive” (SWA) is certainly subjective, but it also appears to be dangerous. Since the award was established in … Continue reading →
In space toy news, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is sending an anime robot to the International Space Station (ISS) to add “more humanity” to space exploration. The unnamed robot, named Kibo (from the Japanese kibo, or “Royal Baby“), is … Continue reading →
One of the few ideas worse than giving superpowers to nerds is giving monkeys mind control powers. Another is giving monkeys mind control power over robots. For every cute and cuddly chimpanzee or Touchdown Monkey you might encounter (Disclaimer: chimps … Continue reading →