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RE: How robots could run and walk like animals and humans
I'll take a robot Nurse 6 days a week and twice on Sunday. It would be wonderful if all people were programmed in this world for compassion, understanding and even warm civility, but, it just is not the case. Quite the opposite acutally. The robot won't tire out, will be ever vigilant, can and will be programmed to respond to needs in a seemingly compassionate and caring manner. Cover the 'bot with a furry "critter" suit and watch how pedatric patients respond, as they do already, with less sophisticated robotic cousins, and small, fluffy animals already utilized in some facilities. Why shouldn't we use robots as helpers in dangerous and demanding situations? The arrival of the robot age is inevitable, if not timely. Short sighted luddite biogtry helps no one, and is ultimately hurtful to patients, doctors and nursing staff that are already using multiple cybernetic aids.
Posted by bmeyers@...
9th Jun 2010