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Old 03-15-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Exclamation We have to get Japan laid or else some bad **** involving robots will happen.

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TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese-led research team said it had made a seeing, hearing and smelling robot that can carry human beings and is aimed at helping care for the country's growing number of elderly.

Government-backed research institute Riken said the 158-centimeter (five-foot) RI-MAN humanoid can already carry a doll weighing 12 kilograms (26 pounds) and could be capable of bearing 70 kilograms within five years.

"We're hoping that through future study it will eventually be able to care for elderly people or work in rehabilitation," said Toshiharu Mukai, one of the research team leaders.

Covered by five millimeters (0.2 inches) soft silicone, RI-MAN is equipped with sensors that show it a body's weight and position.

The 100-kilogram (220-pound) robot can also distinguish eight different kinds of smells, can tell which direction a voice is coming from and uses powers of sight to follow a human face.

"In the future, we would like to develop a capacity to detect a human's health condition through his breath," Mukai said.

Japan is bracing for a major increase in needs for elderly care due to a declining birth rate and a population that is among the world's longest living.

The population declined in 2005 for the first time since World War II as more young people put off starting families.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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heck i put off starting a family and i live in america.
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:01 PM   #4
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What sane person wants to have kids anyway?
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:11 PM   #5
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those who want their bloodline to continue... or simply to create somethin that you can mold into a monster an send out to wreak havoc in the world
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:13 PM   #6
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What sane person wants to have kids anyway?

Those who are even slightly desirable to the opposite sex. Nobody expects you to understand.
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:20 PM   #7
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:30 PM   #8
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:32 PM   #9
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Kids = Parasites

Pretty much.
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:34 PM   #10
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kid born to unmarried parents = bastard
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:38 PM   #11
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Those who are even slightly desirable to the opposite sex. Nobody expects you to understand.
I don't want kids and I'm extremely desirable to the opposite sex!

...at least, my mom tells me I am.
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:12 PM   #12
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:37 PM   #13
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I hate kids. I am all for robots taking care of them. I am also for robots taking care of old people. Old people are basically kids. Why ruin the lives of perfectly fit people who are trying to live their own damn lives when a robot can take care of your old ass? Being old should be illegal.
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Old 03-15-2006, 05:27 PM   #14
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most females you talk to online tend to be jailbait, somethin about once there legal goin out wit people alot....
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Old 03-15-2006, 05:54 PM   #15
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Pronunciation means nothing to you, right?
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