Thoughts On Wired NextFest: When Do The Robots Start Fighting?

Thoughts On Wired NextFest: When Do The Robots Start Fighting?
Innovation

Yeah, yeah, we know your robot can blink and look just like you Mr Japanese professor, and yeah, yeah, we know your robot can walk just like a human who's recovering from a broken back, and yeah, yeah, we know your robot's got an Einstein mask - but really, when do they start doing something useful? Like fighting or at least dance contesting?

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 20 september 2007

Or dancing? Team PSFK hit Wired NextFest 07 in Los Angeles last week and there was a lot to great stuff to see – we’ll try to put a video together. We were a little disappointed in the robot displays. It’s just that we’ve seen them all on the blogs already and they’re all controlled by humans. Yeah, yeah, we know your robot can blink and look just like you Mr Japanese professor, and yeah, yeah, we know your robot can walk just like a human who’s recovering from a broken back, and yeah, yeah, we know your robot’s got an Einstein mask – but really, when do they start doing something useful? Like fighting or at least dance contesting?

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