“superhuman” or “fancy puppets”

July 29, 2007 - MIT / robot / technogenesis

It Understands

At the Humanoid Robotics Group at M.I.T., a robot’s “humanoid” qualities can include fallibility and whininess as much as physical traits like head, arms and torso. This is where our cultural images of robots as superhumans run headlong into the reality of motors, actuators and cold computer code.

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