TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby Markus Waibel on 04 Jul 2008, 08:27

TIME Magazine has just picked what it considers the "Cutest Robots" (http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0 ... 74,00.html). Their list features "Wall-E" as well as Fujitsu's HOAP-3 humanoid robot, which you all know from our podcast logo. However, overall the selection leans heavily towards bulky humanoids and we are looking forward to YOUR nominees.
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Re: TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby Bender on 07 Jul 2008, 11:19

here's mine... Keepon!

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Re: TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby Johnny 5 on 07 Jul 2008, 13:10

Dog lover's might like Sega’s New Dream Dog (http://www.segatoys.co.jp/yumepet/yumeinudx/index.html):

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SEGA's "Dream Dog" robot dog.
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Personally I don't think it's very cute tho.


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Re: TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby nano on 07 Jul 2008, 16:47

Agreed for Keepon!

Other than that I think Pleo is cute...
http://www.pleoworld.com/
small is beautiful
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Re: TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby Johnny 5 on 07 Jul 2008, 19:51

Forget animals, this is so much cuter:



(See also viewtopic.php?f=9&t=29)
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Re: TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby Johnny 5 on 08 Jul 2008, 10:35

For a good laugh and some more cute robots check out http://lolbots.com/?cat=3

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Funny robot: I made you a car ... but I ated it!
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(The lolbot concept is simple but brilliant btw: Find a picture and add a funny caption.)
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Re: TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby Marvin on 08 Jul 2008, 14:29

What a depressing forum section. Of course I propose myself. But I just know the reactions - the Boston Globe has you humans and your definition of robot cuteness figured out: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/080706_wall_e/
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Re: TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby Marvin on 08 Jul 2008, 14:43

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Re: TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby nano on 11 Jul 2008, 10:31

I don't think the cat robot is cute... I think it's already way down in the uncanny valley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_Valley). Even though Wikipedia says that "stuffed animals" should be high on the human likeness curve.
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Re: TIME Magazine picks "Cutest Robots"

Postby Johnny 5 on 23 Jul 2008, 19:14

WowWee's latest:

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