Gangnam Autonomy

Arnoud van den Heuvel
December 16th 2012

"A robot is a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man. Its components are usually electro-mechanical and are guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own. There are concerns about the increasing use of robots and their role in society. Robots are blamed for rising unemployment as they replace workers in some functions. The possibility of robot autonomy and potential repercussions has been addressed in fiction and may be a realistic concern in the future."

(quote: wikipedia)

Imagine the hours of work that engineers put into the toy to let it perform this single task. To make sure that robot-autonomy stays passive and innocent? Or perhaps to preserve a 2012 hype for the ages?


The latter makes me realistically concerned...

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Vivek V Ram
Posted 19/12/2012 – 20:37

future of animation films!!

Arnoud van den Heuvel
Posted 16/12/2012 – 07:25

There are others....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMtMYO93CUo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmeJvkN4ntI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1erx0PHD-Gw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml9WORziVsI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lZSNM3hoF4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5aDd8DG8Jo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOSwypCD2t0

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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