Post by Ted Nolan <tednolan> Post by David DeLaney
Plus which, non-humaniform robots have to cope with a world in which the vast
majority of the tools are made for: humans. This can cause difficulties, even
if the non-humaniform parts are "because the human bits there are so
INEFFICIENT, why not just have a fractal branching bush on the end of a
OK, I used the wrong word I guess. I'm not questioning "why make
them bipedal with five fingered arms and steroptic eyes in a head?".
I'm questioning "why should they pass for human?" I mean, C3PO has all
those advantages (though he's tempermentally unsuited for almost anything..)
but nobody thought putting a skin suit on him was a good idea.
Uncanny Valley issues, probably; if they DO have two arms two legs one head
maybe some fingers, eyes mouth ears? that's probably enough to put them on
the outward slope of 'creepiness' for many folks, since they're visibly NOT
human but are shaped like one. You have to get fairly close to human looks-
and-movement before it stops being creepy, it seems. (Yes, the porn industry
has been driving this research for some decades now. Doesn't mean it's not
Dsve, why you think the net was born?
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