Friday, June 24, 2011

6 Shocking Ways Robots Are Already Becoming Human Read more: 6 Shocking Ways Robots Are Already Becoming Human

Original painting by a robot of a skyline.

Second original painting by the same robot of a flower.


Original musical composition by a robot.

We all know the inherent strengths of robots: They do not tire, they do not question and they do not hesitate to crush our babies with their powerful, uncaring metal claws. But we're also well aware of their weaknesses: They cannot feel, cannot emote, cannot create and, perhaps most tragically of all, they cannot love. That's how we're going to beat them, when the inevitable robot apocalypse descends upon us -- with our humanity. You just can't engineer a soul.

Except you totally can. Scientists have already gotten a running start at it with these six robots that are treading all over the formerly exclusive domain of mankind. (read more)