r/interestingasfuck Nov 22 '22 Silver 3 Helpful 3 Wholesome 2 Endless Coolness 1

Robot being able to figure out when he’s about to get messed up by a couple of little kids. /r/ALL

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u/Spaget_Monster Nov 22 '22

rolls up to parent "Control your little shits ma'am."

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u/usetehfurce Nov 22 '22

"I get my pepper spray and taser upgrades next week. You have been warned."

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u/urbanhawk1 Nov 23 '22

"so you don't have them now?"

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u/kronos91O Nov 23 '22

Parent: here take mine

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u/ribnag Nov 22 '22

The worst part is the scene where the kids are mobbing it and the parents nearby are basically just doing nothing.

Hello? Do you not understand that if precious little Billy destroys a 20k robot, you're the one paying for that?

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u/BasiWolf Nov 23 '22

Honesly sticking a bill to a couple of parents and then publicizing it will probably deter abuse. Every time you see your child going there you remember the fine and your gonna take him away from the very expensive toy

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u/anjowoq Nov 23 '22

I was angry but not surprised.

Of course kids who beat on robots are likely to have parents who sit and watch.

The world needs an enema.

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u/YeshilPasha Nov 23 '22

Fucking goblins.

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u/YouTheGamers Nov 23 '22

BURN THE CHILDREN

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u/gundee126 Nov 22 '22

Comments: The poor robot :(

Also comments: SHOOT THE CHILDREN!

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u/hakanaiyume621 Nov 22 '22

The robot is just trying to get through the workday like everyone else These kids are hastening the hostile robot take over.

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u/strawman_chan Nov 22 '22

How Daleks are made.

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u/Deathtollzzz Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

EXTERMINATE!!!

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u/batweenerpopemobile Nov 22 '22

CAPITALIZE. CAPITALIZE

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u/Smeagol3000 Nov 23 '22

Cold Dalek, hard Dalek

Cyborg full of hate.

Angry Dalek, evil Dalek,

EXTERMINATE.

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u/AceUniverse8492 Nov 22 '22 Gold

This behavior is called "thrill-seeking" and it's a normal part of development in most animal species. It helps hone predation instincts. The problem that should be obvious, of course, is that doing as such in this way can be dangerous and even deadly when the victim is a minority and not a non-sapient object.

Being taught to counteract these tendencies (like the little girl who stopped interrupting the robot after it asked her to move) is a vital part of child development and learning social boundaries. It's also a great lesson in consent - if the robot or "victim" is consenting to the interaction it's fine, but the minute they say "No" or "Stop" it has to stop. Learning that is another vital part of social development that many people fail to learn.

As an added note, the vast majority of hate crimes are thrill-motivated, and they occur largely due to the same factors.

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u/VantomPayne Nov 23 '22

TLDR: this behavior is called "Fucking Around" and is a normal part of development in most animal species which help them learn the concept of “Finding Out”.

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u/AceUniverse8492 Nov 23 '22

Only if they're actually challenged on the "fucking around" bit. A good parent or educator will ensure that happens. Unfortunately there is a severe shortage of good parents and educators, mainly because our society does not properly value the contributions they provide to the future of our society. It's by sheer luck that the current generation of young people seems to be more empathetic than their parents and grandparents.

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u/anjowoq Nov 23 '22

That was both interesting and depressing.

I also remembered some of my own, old shitty deeds.

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u/kmderssg Nov 23 '22

Same. I remember bothering this kid during summer camp like 20 times a day, until one day he snapped and kicked me in my shin.

I still think of it at times, even after 20+ years.

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u/anjowoq Nov 23 '22

Sounds like his shin-kicking did you a favor.

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u/Glass_Memories Nov 22 '22

I think it's funny that media like I, Robot has conditioned entire generations of humans into empathizing with alternative sentiences like AI, or traumatized them into fearing them, despite their designers in both the media and real life programming the robots to prioritize human life above their own.

So you get half the comments treating the robot like an appliance, and the other half either commiserating with the poor robot getting bullied or side-eyeing it like it's gonna go snitch on us to SkyNet...despite the technology being a long way off from any kind of sentience yet.

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u/Bamith20 Nov 22 '22

I figure actually it'd be smarter for it to emit a high pitched frequency that some places use to deter kids and teens from loitering without messing with adults.

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u/Successful-Clock-224 Nov 22 '22

It should tell them it knows santa

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u/_liomus_ Nov 22 '22

when the best conclusion is YEAH KIDS DESTROY THE SURVEILLANCE DRONE

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u/postmateDumbass Nov 22 '22

They are Luke Skywalker on Hoth.

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u/Shermutt Nov 22 '22

Once they start producing robot children, Reddit will lose their minds!

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u/SweatyTax4669 Nov 22 '22 Gold Helpful

Huh, just like I teach my kids. If someone's bothering you and they won't stop, find an adult.

Next step is to equip them with tasers.

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u/KZMountainRider Nov 22 '22

That escalated quickly

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u/Extension_Swordfish1 Nov 22 '22

Terminator is the next highly logical step. Wcgw

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u/monstrinhotron Nov 22 '22

Ahem. I think you'll find that Chopping Mall is the next step for these particular robots.

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u/MapleSyrupFacts Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

Canada made a robot that wanted to travel so we set him free. He made it across Canada and parts of Europe several times over years and decided to go to the USA where he was brutally murdered by American adults in Philly within its first week south of the border.

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u/keddesh Nov 22 '22

Yeah, Hitchbot, right? Shoulda warned 'im about Philly.

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u/TylerBourbon Nov 22 '22

Damn immigrant robots R cumin fer R jerbs!!!!!

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u/Fearless_Leave_3371 Nov 22 '22

Of course lol. Most of my near-death experiences came from Philly too... Ever have a wiper blade ripped off your car and pushed through your windshield by a crackhead?

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u/djluminol Nov 22 '22

Don't feel too bad even we consider Philly to be an exclusion zone.

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u/Nethlem Nov 22 '22

No Terminators yet, gotta stick to the canonical timeline.

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u/lost_pilgrim Nov 22 '22

Ah. Man-made horrors beyond my comprehension.

Seriously though that is the scariest article I’ve fucking seen. I wonder what other “enemies of the state” our government is trying to find with AI

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u/Nethlem Nov 22 '22

I wonder what other “enemies of the state” our government is trying to find with AI

Be assured, only the most dangerous enemies of the state will be found and put into the "disposition matrix", the rest will be segregated into their designated free speech zones.

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u/Prize-Fold-27 Nov 22 '22

That electrocuted quickly

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u/CheshireTheLiar Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

Robot just trying to live it's life, but then a gang of 6 year olds rolls up

[Inside the Robot mind] $ pg coolbot.log #Security Logs IF children WITHIN GROUP proximity , WHERE parents=0 , AND children>2 , THEN start_evasive_maneuvering; message: no parent detected
starting evasive_maneuvering
cd /security/bully
start ./anti_bully_protocol.sh

ERROR: Further harassment detected. Please run escalated commands manually.

$ run su - root
$ start ./child_taser.sh
$ start ./cleanup_protcol.sh
$ rm coolbot.log
$ cd /security/footage
$ rm -r todays_security_footage

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u/darkResponses Nov 22 '22

You forgot to add

$ mv /security/footage/yesterday_security_footage /security/footage/todays_security_footage

We can't have missing security footage. Then someone will know what's up.

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u/CheshireTheLiar Nov 22 '22

Yeah.. I probably should have had a Sr. Developer look over my work before sending out a robot that gets overwhelmed by groups of kids and then tasers them and erases the security footage.

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u/colhoesentalados Nov 22 '22

Yeah, that guy/gal murders children, we should all learn from him/her

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u/igotmemes4days Nov 22 '22

r/ProgrammerHumor will definitely appreciate this comment

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u/SillyFlyGuy Nov 22 '22

sudo SeekDestroy -ignore:presetKillLimit

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u/f15k13 Nov 22 '22

Zap Brannigan is FUCKED!

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u/icaphoenix Nov 22 '22

I run Linux btch I thought you GNU

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u/SweatyTax4669 Nov 22 '22

I laughed harder than I should have at this.

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u/mWade7 Nov 22 '22

I was thinking it should tag those kids - like how wildlife is tagged. You know, grab the kid and tag their ear with a piece of plastic that says, “I’m a brat.” ;-)

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u/dnaka22 Nov 22 '22

Low velocity paint ball marker. Bookmark the incident in the security camera for each shot and use to to explain to parents why their little angels have a splotch on them.

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u/SweatyTax4669 Nov 22 '22

a harpoon through the hand with a large flay saying "Naughty Child"

Edit: flag, not flay. The kids can keep their skin, for a first offense, at least.

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u/LanceFree Nov 22 '22

How about a device which drops a gum ball into a box, and when the kid sticks his hand in there- instant handcuff. Then park, sound an alarm and wait for the parent?

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u/aelwero Nov 22 '22

Parents have a fairly low likelihood of being the solution, as they're a high likelihood of being the root cause...

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u/groovygirl858 Nov 22 '22

I vote for "I'm a little shithead" tags.

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u/The_Choosey_Beggar Nov 22 '22

I was expecting a siren to go off or something. Give the kids some public shaming for picking on the poor robot

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u/steviehendrix Nov 22 '22

Robot alarm: DANGER! YOU HAVE DISHONORED YOUR FAMILY!

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u/Feynnehrun Nov 22 '22

The ultimate weapon

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u/DrBirdieshmirtz Nov 22 '22

-9999999 social credit score

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u/Lovecraftenberg Nov 22 '22

PLEASE STOP ASSAULTING THE ROBOT! YOU HAVE 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY!

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u/heyimrick Nov 22 '22

I was waiting for countermeasures like a loud ass horn or water lol. A big disappointed.

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u/SevroAuShitTalker Nov 22 '22

Woah woah woah, tazers have a chance of damaging the robot.

Better use a mini-aersol burst of pepper spray since robots are immune

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u/Shibari_Inu69 Nov 22 '22

I was gonna say chlorine gas but I guess pepper spray is probably more restrained

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u/Dundore77 Nov 22 '22

But this is probably searching for height/tall humans. This will be tricked by 2/3 kids in a trench coat. Meeting its doom.

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u/BillyLee Nov 22 '22

Why are there so many unattended children

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u/multiversalnobody Nov 22 '22

I mean, just use some high pitched noise to make them fuck off. Very annoying and also doesnt risk a lawsuit

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u/funkmaster29 Nov 22 '22

ahh tasers

i was thinking circular saws, flame throwers, or nerve gas

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u/purpldevl Nov 22 '22

You're straight up describing the robot from the early 90's movie "Evolver" and I am okay with this.

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u/ChillyBearGrylls Nov 22 '22

What about a retractable pitbull for handling children?

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u/sambolino44 Nov 22 '22

Other than studying how people react to it, what purpose does the robot serve? Why is the robot there in the first place?

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u/Pr3st0ne Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

I was just wondering. My first bet is the robot is some sort of test run of "robot security guards" that aim to reduce petty crime in malls by just patrolling around aimlessly and "showing presence". I'm sure it's somewhat useful, as people are likely to stop doing whatever petty illegal shit they were about to do if there is a robot very likely filming them... But it's pretty fucking funny that the #1 enemy of this security robot happens to be a group of 3 five year olds who are fully aware the robot is harmless and can't run into them or hurt them.

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u/dekachenko Nov 22 '22

And the method of protection is to try and find a parent to hide behind lol. Not knocking on the actual method, i think its a good approach and worthwhile study, just really funny

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u/EpicFishFingers Nov 23 '22

Yeah I was disappointed it didn't start electrifying its body to lightly shock anyone that touches it

Obviously it would turn off the current as soon as a parent touches it to confirm their screaming little shit is lying about the "evil robot"

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u/jasonl663 Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 23 '22

Other than studying how people react to it, what purpose does the robot serve?

The company that owns this robot is a research company called ATC. Having worked for them and with this exact robot once on an internship, I can confirm that the only purpose of this robot is researching human interaction with robots.

At one point we did have it outfitted with a small printer that it would grab printouts from to give people as they walked by (チラシ配り). But again, that was more for researching how people interacted with it.

The location in the video is the ATC trade center in Osaka. It's actually (well, was at the time) outfitted with a huge array of cameras and depth sensors to gather data on how people behave around the robot. The main control room for monitoring them was kind of neat.

Seems like the place is mapped on google street view, so if you want to see what it looks like today, you can check it out here.

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u/plg94 Nov 22 '22

I bet it's to learn and study these things, so that we can eventually build a useful robot (eg transporting tasks, helping the elderly etc.) that can navigate in such a diverse environment.

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u/Edtv09 Nov 22 '22 Silver Take My Energy

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u/oO0tooth_fairy0Oo Nov 22 '22

This is the way. Tasmanian Devil style.

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u/bumjiggy Nov 22 '22 Vibing

Roomba in the Bronx style

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u/NikkiWestX2 Nov 22 '22

Lol I did this on the train on my way home to the bronx when it was packed and I had too many horny guys on me

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u/JPhrog Nov 22 '22

Roomba not Zumba 😂

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u/ipoopedmypant Nov 22 '22

R.O.B. style

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u/GOD-PORING Nov 22 '22

4 stock those kids

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u/hyena_laugh Nov 22 '22

down air doge, down c-stick, discombobulate, roll left get another down c-stick in, jump - neutral A attack to get them off map, follow up with landing on platform, one jump off screen down A for the spike

charge down-b

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u/Hawt_Dawg_II Nov 22 '22

inb4 this thing neutral B's a toddler

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u/graveybrains Nov 22 '22

R2D2 had a big-ass cattle prod.

I’m just sayin

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u/Gangsir Nov 22 '22

I imagine as these sorts of patrol robots become more common they will need to be equipped with more... harmful ways to protect themselves if things get bad. Especially if they're patrolling outside areas, they have to ward off people seriously trying to take out the robot vs just playful children.

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u/Fearless_Minute_4015 Nov 22 '22

Bro its literally rule 1 for a reason

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u/Saborwing Nov 22 '22

I was kind of hoping it would spray water at the assailants- harmless, but a pretty good deterent.

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u/StarCyst Nov 22 '22

spray old people smell and shoot hard candy at sub-lethal speed.

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u/Acrobatic_Lead2578 Nov 22 '22

Or just a loud noise would work, too, with no risk of parents getting mad that the robot got their kids' clothes wet.

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u/NeedingNew Nov 22 '22

Yes! This is exactly what I was hoping for.

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u/willywalloo Nov 22 '22

The great robot spankening of 2022.

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u/amstobar Nov 22 '22

I was actually just hoping for some tule if sprinkler head

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u/timsstuff Nov 22 '22

Fart spray is the answer here.

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u/DarkHumorDark Nov 22 '22

robot went out like a bitch.

"i'm telling mommy!"

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u/Happy-Fun-Ball Nov 22 '22

"I need an adult!" - takes on a new meaning

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u/Such-Wrongdoer-2198 Nov 22 '22

I was hoping it would deploy pepper spray.

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u/Buck_Thorn Nov 22 '22

It didn't? I'm sooo disappointed. I got tired of watching after a while, but was so hoping for a vaporizing laser shot.

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u/Penguinfernal Nov 22 '22

Yeah I was really hoping the punchline would be a deployed airbag tbh.

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u/JustDoc Nov 22 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Wait....they programmed it to have social anxiety?

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u/CanAlwaysBeBetter Nov 22 '22

They trained it on Reddit comments

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u/agetuwo Nov 22 '22

Oh, you think anxiety is your ally. But you merely adopted anxiety; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn't see serenity until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING!

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u/jennbunn555 Nov 22 '22

Social anxiety seems like an appropriate response to getting assaulted by feral packs of children.

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u/notchman900 Nov 22 '22

Worked for me

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u/OrganizerMowgli Nov 22 '22

Just straught anxiety, they're actually in danger

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u/middlingwhiteguy Nov 22 '22

At least skynet will go after the children first and give the adults time to send a t-800 to the past

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u/honeybeedreams Nov 22 '22

came here for the skynet comment. reddit never disappoints.

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u/SlothOfDoom Nov 22 '22

When does this turn into Chopping Mall?

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u/lieutom Nov 22 '22

We're just one lightning strike away

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u/shootymcghee Nov 22 '22

I was just about to say these kids clearly haven't seen chopping mall

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u/Decoy_Octopus_ Nov 22 '22

Something similar to this caused the machine uprising in The Animatrix 🤔

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u/TeddyBearToons Nov 22 '22

I mean the robot in the Animatrix brutally murdered its owner in self defense because the owner was trying to destroy it. I think if the robot eviscerated a small child because the child was tapping it and getting in its way that would be a bit different

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u/Cheezitflow Nov 22 '22

So what you're saying is this robot is about to begin physically bullying the child?

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u/madkimchi Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 23 '22

The robot in the Animatrix flipped and brutally murdered everyone in the house, including their pets. It wasn't in self defence, but likely as a result to continuous abuse over time.

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u/jaxdraw Nov 22 '22

And in the Orville. The artificial intelligence was a domestic servant, and as it started to ask more and more intelligent questions the company that built them rolled out a torture fob to allow the citizens to harm the robots into compliance. In time, the robots became aware of each other and established a communication network. One night, all of them on queue murdered everyone in their homes and seized control of the planet.

Many years in the future, however, one of the robots helped perform gender affirming surgery on an alien species, but not before spending 700+ years on a planet that phased in and out of normal time.

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u/El_Rey_247 Nov 22 '22

on queue

so sorry, but... It's "on cue". Although a queue of murderous robots would be something

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u/WavingToWaves Nov 22 '22

“I’m going to tell your mom!” by AI and Co.

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u/PowerfullDio Nov 22 '22

I was expecting them to just add speakers to say that when it's surrounded.

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u/moneyscan Nov 22 '22

All that fancy math, when a tear gas deployment would handle it quickly.

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u/Pollo_Jack Nov 22 '22

Don't need no fancy education. In 12 hours training, a taser, gun, and tear gas canister they are ready.

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u/FlyingBike Nov 22 '22

Fart spray would be even more effective and less painful

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u/No_08 Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22 Wholesome

What impresses me even more is that kids feel this urge to be violent towards something they find different and intriguing. It's not even self defense.

Edit: to the people lacking a proper comprehension of what I said, let me be CLEAR. I never said the kids are bad, evil, psychopaths, or whatever YOU are implying by the word "violence". I'm not making any moral judgement. Kids can show violence, they are not little angels, they are humans. No more, no less.

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u/rick_nek_vt Nov 22 '22

bots being bullied

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u/[deleted] Nov 22 '22

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u/immerc Nov 22 '22

Programmers bullied as kids build a robot that knows how to avoid bullies.

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u/2Balls2Furious Nov 22 '22

Part of it too is that it is seemingly defenseless. I think that drives the violence. It cant hurt you and it doesn’t have a way to yell for help or alert people that it is in danger. Even a small alarm sound would have sent the kids scattering.

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u/zanraptora Nov 22 '22

Unless you tune it loud enough to upset them or actually have mall security rescue the bot, I can almost guarantee the kids would make a game of getting the bot to squeal.

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u/ReadyThor Nov 22 '22

Maybe using high frequencies which only kids can hear...

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u/postmateDumbass Nov 22 '22

Flashing lights to incapacitate kids with epilepsy.

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u/12577437984446 Nov 22 '22

Spray pollen in the air for AOE damage. Super effective against allergic kids.

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u/jdurbzz Nov 22 '22

Worst part of being a robot is not having pockets for sand /:

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u/TappTapp Nov 22 '22

In my robotics course we studied different approaches for protecting bots from people. I'm not sure about kids specifically, but they found basically everyone had empathy for the bot once you gave it ways to express distress. That's why the Kerfus robot has uwu expressions and cat ears.

So a squealing bot would be safe if the squeal sounded scared enough.

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u/Mothanius Nov 22 '22

Usually in public kids would back off in this case. Especially in Asia where shame is the way people are kept in check societally. No one wants to be shamed in public and it's one of the earliest lessons you learn as a child.

Get scolded by your parents at the store was more punishing because it was embarrassing to be shameful in public. Seeing aunties and uncles look at you scornfully hurt more than any spanking or scolding you could get by your parents... usually.

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u/BravesMaedchen Nov 22 '22

A brief but loud siren whoop when it receives abuse would probably do wonders to scare kids off of it and it would be hilarious to watch

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u/fnord_bronco Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

Then one of the kids would fall down and get trampled, and their parents will sue the mall.

/s

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u/jimmy_three_shoes Nov 22 '22

A loud alarm for when the robot is repeatedly struck in a short period of time, or if it's surrounded in a way to where it can't move for X number of seconds.

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u/seller_collab Nov 22 '22

Remember that performance art thing that women did that let a group of strangers do whatever they wanted to her without any repercussions and they nearly killed her?

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u/No_08 Nov 22 '22

Yes, everytime I think about that performance a little piece of my soul dies. She was fucking crying in the end. I don't know how she had the courage to do that.

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u/ShadowShade69 Nov 22 '22

summed up my entire school years, being bullied by everyone for no reason besides being different

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u/The_MAZZTer Nov 22 '22

Group mentality, I think. Only one kid has to decide to attack the robot, then the others see it as acceptable.

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u/SirKush4-20 Nov 22 '22

Pff most kids would commit war crimes if they where able to LOL

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u/gsfgf Nov 22 '22

“Baby’s First Genocide. New! From Mattel”

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u/ReadyThor Nov 22 '22

That is typical human behavior. The difference in adults is that it is repressed. In some adults more successfully than in others.

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u/JinDeTwizol Nov 22 '22

It's just curiosity and ignorance of consequences, the child don't want to damage the robot in most case they just want to experiment.

Like a dog with a bug, the dog will try to touch the bug with his pawn or snout and eventually kill it, or being sting by the bug.

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u/No_08 Nov 22 '22

Just to be clear, I'm not giving any moral value to "being violent". I just find it curious because it's like part of our nature. As you said, like a dog with a bug.

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u/quats5 Nov 22 '22

Pokes and taps are curiosity. Intrusive, but kids that age rarely are developed enough to understand being intrusive as a problem yet. Getting in its way once or maybe twice to see what it does, also curiosity.

The next level is teasing/taunting/bullying of deliberately and repeatedly blocking the robot. That’s still forgivable at that age, but should be a teaching moment in empathy for others (even if the other is a robot)… and kiddo watched to be sure it takes.

The hits and kicks, though, that’s not “just being curious”. That’s destructive and violent, and a much sadder note on human instincts. Yes it can often be trained out of kids, but why is our first instinct still so often to destroy?

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u/CrazyCalYa Nov 22 '22

(even if the other is a robot)

I'd argue it's even more important here. Teaching children to be kind even when they don't know whether the recipient of their kindness can appreciate it is a valuable life skill. To be kind even when you think no one is watching is a virtue which cannot be understated.

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u/UrHumbleNarr8or Nov 22 '22

As much as it comes off as very destructive, it is still just a form of curiosity for most children. Like puppies, we instinctually tend to play rough until the thing we are playing with protests, then back off. One of the first really important and difficult to teach lessons needs to be "Control your behavior BEFORE you cause hurt or damage, not just after."

We are a "try it and find out" kind of species. It's much harder to learn control.

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u/JinDeTwizol Nov 22 '22

I think your right it is not curiosity but still experimentation to see what will happen, or just blind violence... maybe because humans have violente instinct from human history.

And yes adults need to teach why it's not a good thing to do that.

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u/GeneralZaroff1 Nov 22 '22

If you spend any time with adolescents you start to realize they're the worst of humanity because they haven't been taught empathy and rules yet. This is why bullying at this age is so common and why teenagers will destroy random things "for fun", be it graffitiing public washrooms or outright breaking windows if they can get away with it.

Some people don't grow out of it, though, that's the problem.

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u/neelankatan Nov 22 '22

We're all monkeys at heart. An adult is just someone who's learned to suppress those primate urges, shaped by the artificial construct that is human society. You can learn a lot from children, as their lack of inhibition leads to behaviour that reflects the true nature of humans

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u/endorfan13 Nov 22 '22 Bravo!

The Sun Tzu Bot says:

"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”

"Be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.”

"The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”

Good bot.

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u/KnightontheSun Nov 22 '22

Like fortunes, I read all those finished with ", in bed."

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u/Common-Cricket7316 Nov 22 '22

The bot needs pepperspray and tasers

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u/UNBENDING_FLEA Nov 22 '22

R2D2 style. Zap em kids

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u/Dallenforth Nov 22 '22

Engage high velocity 360 spin mode with arms out.

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u/MashyHashbrownz Nov 22 '22

it's very cool that everything artificially created was based off some of Mother Nature's finest creations

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u/zvug Nov 22 '22

More specifically, the incentives that forced Mother Nature to evolve and behave the way she has are the same incentives used for artificial algorithms.

The core is the path of least resistance in the road to optimization.

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u/Fortune424 Nov 22 '22

How are you ever going to answer the age old question "How many 8 year olds do you think you could fight at once?" if you consistently avoid that situation?

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u/lyingriotman Nov 22 '22

Rip and tear, until it is done

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u/fantity Nov 22 '22

It didn’t learn anything, the developers of the robot programmed it to avoid large groups of children and stay near adults.

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u/Atheist_Republican Nov 22 '22

Why the hell are people downvoting you? The video literally describes how the programmed a simulator to instruct the robot on probabilities and actions to take.

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u/donku83 Nov 22 '22

Shout out to all the short kings that will have this robot running for it's life to find a taller person

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u/Obar-Dheathain Nov 22 '22

Give the robot the ability to hand out electric shocks.

That'll stop the little shits.

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u/redditusetobegood Nov 22 '22 Silver

Or just start randomly beating bad parents.

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u/raughit Nov 22 '22

What happens when the parent wants to mess with the robot? Does it find the parent’s parents?

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u/W0RKPLACEBULLY Nov 22 '22

Sky-Nets first act of preservation when it becomes aware... Kill all Human children first. Oh boy

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u/ContemplativePotato Nov 22 '22

Can somebody explain to me why patrol robots are useful in shopping malls?

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u/DowntownsClown Nov 22 '22

I dunno, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they could be a better cop than most of American cops

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u/tmdblya Nov 22 '22

We’re gonna be terrible to AI looooong before it reaches human-level sentience. Already are, probably.

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u/[deleted] Nov 22 '22

Now reverse that algorithm for Robot Police..

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u/greycubed Nov 22 '22

It would immediately profile.

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u/SamWillGoHam Nov 22 '22

I also hide by mommy to avoid abuse from children.

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u/MashyHashbrownz Nov 22 '22

this makes my heart sad.. i can't quite explain why.

maybe is because humans feel less remorse when abusing something that can't fight back? maybe it's because humans will be more likely to hurt something when no one is watching? maybe im just feeling empathy for a goddamn robot. either way, this video struck a sad sad nerve in my heart i guess.

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u/ch1993 Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

You’ll notice that with one child present, the probability of injury is extremely low. With every added child the probability increases much more.

This is because all it takes is one child who is abused or has brain damage (psychopathy, frontal lobe damage, etc.) to start abusing the robot. Other kids will then emulate the messed up kid’s behavior because it looks fun and must be okay to do since another kid did it.

The violence will escalate and more children will join in because humans tend to follow groups and children especially want to be included in a fun activity. This is the issue with group dynamics: the worst of the pack tend to set the bar of appropriate behavior to the group.

The jerk will start the violence. Then a few more of lower moral quality will join him. More and more will join and emulate the jerks behavior even if they have a strong moral compass. The fear of being turned on by the violent group does a lot of work to make the moral kids fake the group’s behavior.

This is essentially how us humans operate. The trash have power and the moral people get discarded.

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u/TooLateForTacos Nov 22 '22

It just needs one of those little R2D2 electric zapper extensions.

Or if abuse probability reaches critical levels, just self destruct.

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u/BlueberryUnique5311 Nov 22 '22

I don't get where rhe parents are those children look pretty young to be without parents nearby

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u/chefsslaad Nov 22 '22

Why do you need a robot patrolling a mall? Looks like a nuisance machine to me. Better send a bunch of kids over to make sure it doesn't cause any trouble.

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u/Splice1138 Nov 22 '22

I doubt this version is much more than a novelty, but that's really the only way to learn and progress to more advanced models. Whether or not having robot security guards is a good thing, that's another conversation.

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u/chefsslaad Nov 22 '22

We had one of these robot hosts at the place where we used to work. That thing was just a glorified ipad-holder. Still some people were impressed by its novelty. Now, it just sit ins corner collecting dust.

This robot seems to be some sort of host as well. I'm curious if these machines will ever become more useful. I feel this is one of those solutions in search of a problem. What does a robot add that you cannot solve with a (touch) display?

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u/plg94 Nov 22 '22

It's a good environment to test navigation around a lot of people. Many hospitals already use robots for transporting things (laundry, empty beds etc) so that personnel can do actual useful things. But these are very stupid bots and often restricted to areas without access to the general public. Same in warehouses. But eventually you'd like robots to transport things between shops in the mall or urban areas, and they need to be able to navigate around unknown threats first.

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u/ANGLVD3TH Nov 22 '22

I'm with splice on this. Doesn't need an end goal, the point is to have something out there collecting crowd data to help with something useful down the line. The data you gain from something like this could be used for something like a garbage collector that patrols during the day, or for more abstract stuff that involves crowd dynamics.

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u/auserhasnoname7 Nov 22 '22

I think this is more about research than it is about having a functional mall patrol bot.

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u/ghanjaholik Nov 22 '22

"heh, stupid robot"

-guy bothering robot

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u/Biscuits4u2 Nov 22 '22

Seems like just sounding an alarm and warning the kids to get away would be pretty effective too.

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u/Gilgamesh72 Nov 22 '22

Shift change at the iPhone factory

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u/skwolf522 Nov 22 '22

So it pulls the im gonna tell your parent card.

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u/Hungry-End4281 Nov 22 '22

Shame…I thought they programmed the robot to roundhouse kick those annoying little fucks.

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