zondag 22 mei 2005

Robotic child-herding

What could a vacuum cleaner possibly have in common with an Eccky? Well, as long as you're talking about the Roomba Discovery, both are robots. And it's interesting to see what happens when children mingle with them.

"A young enough child theorizes that one property of "life" is when something seems to move with an intelligence and a purpose -- so a robot vacuum cleaner seems indubitably "alive." Silly, sure -- except how many times have you yelled at a car or a computer when it acts up?"

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