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Offline VekseidTopic starter

Creepy Awesome
« on: March 18, 2008, 01:36:19 AM »
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Offline The Great Triangle

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 01:39:46 AM »
For some reason, that thing scares me.  I don't think it knows why it isn't helping the turtle. 

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 01:41:42 AM »
This thing is cuter

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Offline The Great Triangle

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 01:51:26 AM »
Somehow, that pokes a phobia center in an even deeper part of my brain. 

Oh to fear the things that normal people fear...

Offline Elvi

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 07:21:55 AM »
Awwwww....what were they doing to those poor things?
Making then slide around on ice, mow their way through deep snow and mud....the humanity of it all....*sniffs*

Seriously, I am very impressed....the pack dog only lost it's balance once!
Though I'm afraid that my heart goes out to that poor little one, rough terraine yes, caking it in mud and then attempting to drown it.....NO!...

Offline strangely made

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 09:02:01 AM »
Those things are great, Big Dog is a bit noisy but apart from that just amazing robotics.

The robot Snake was even better.

Offline Elvi

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008, 09:29:17 AM »
I watched these again, with Strangely and it struck me as to why I was having the reaction I was.
These things move and behave so much like animals, that it is difficult not to 'humanise' them.
I actually felt sorry for the little one, when it had to crawl through the mud and got lost in the water.
I actually thought the guy, who 'bumped' the bigdog on the ice, was being unfair.

It's a strange reaction, I wonder if anyone else had it too, after all we don't feel sorry for our washing machines, but would we feel guilty having a bigdog being our beast of burden?

Offline Spookie Monster

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2008, 09:20:52 PM »
O.K., I just read

I watched these again, with Strangely and it struck me as to why I was having the reaction I was.

as

I watched these again, with Strangely and it struck me as to why I was having the erection I was.

I'm starting to spend too much time here at Elliquiy, I think. :o

Oh, but the robots are interesting!

I mean, not that interesting...

Really, it's not like I'm getting super turned on or anything...

Spel

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2008, 10:20:37 PM »
I watched these again, with Strangely and it struck me as to why I was having the reaction I was.
These things move and behave so much like animals, that it is difficult not to 'humanise' them.
I actually felt sorry for the little one, when it had to crawl through the mud and got lost in the water.
I actually thought the guy, who 'bumped' the bigdog on the ice, was being unfair.

It's a strange reaction, I wonder if anyone else had it too, after all we don't feel sorry for our washing machines, but would we feel guilty having a bigdog being our beast of burden?

There was a story (I forget where) about a commander overviewing a test of a mine-finding robot, calling it off after all but one of it's legs had been blown off, feeling it was too inhuman to continue the test, watching it try to scrape along on one leg.

Offline Caeli

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 02:21:01 AM »
... Those last twenty-five seconds when it was kind of... running... then hopping... was really creepy. -_____-;...

Offline Elvi

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2008, 05:23:44 AM »
There was a story (I forget where) about a commander overviewing a test of a mine-finding robot, calling it off after all but one of it's legs had been blown off, feeling it was too inhuman to continue the test, watching it try to scrape along on one leg.

And I can see why....

It's funny, I am not a, 'awwwww...look at that poor little bunny, I can't kill that....', sort of person, but I still had that gut reaction.
It does make me wonder how, when the time comes, (and it will), how society actually will view mechanoids.

Offline MagicalPen

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2008, 06:36:39 AM »
I've read that humans are totally repulsed  by things that look human that really are not. For instance, I heard the CGI in Beowulf was amazing, (or in graphically generated movies in general). The technicians have the technology to make the character 100% life like but do not, most noticeably the eyes remain un-human, because Humans would be completely repulsed by something that looked identical to them.

Offline Elvi

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2008, 06:46:01 AM »
Then why, are 'we' attracted to any animal that has eyes similar to us?
(ie: forward facing, as in the great apes, gorrillas etc.)

Though, I wasn't actually refering to having 'replicants', I was refering to mechanical devices such as those in these clips, who are far more 'animal/insect' in their movememnts and build.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2008, 06:47:52 AM by Elvi »

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2008, 02:20:46 PM »
Oooh... that was so creepy. I kept thiking of having one of those things chasing after you, relentless in pursuit of its prey, with all kinds of robotic arms to use on a poor captive... *coughs* Uh.... anyway... uhm... very cool, but also creepy. I can't wait till we get some AI stuff and we can have the robot revolution for real! Just so you know, I'm totally siding with the 'bots!

Offline Elvi

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2008, 08:05:47 AM »
What do you find creepy about then Apple?
Both Caeli and Triangle have also echoed that sentiment and I honestly can't see what it is that is causing that reaction.

Offline strangely made

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2008, 08:26:56 AM »
When I first saw Big Dog I thought of one use immediately, then I realised that the buzzing would be bad news.

No way would it be any good for carrying loads when escaping the shambling hordes of Undead, they would be able to home in on the sound from miles away.

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Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2008, 02:23:14 PM »
Sure it would. Its a decoy. Set it off in one direction and you go another.

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Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2008, 05:19:01 PM »
I could go into the whole hording instinct of Ghouls but that would derail the thread even further and you'd all think I was weird.

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Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2008, 05:30:02 PM »
I have a friend who has made serious plans for surviving a zombie apocalypse  :D

Weird is entirely relative.

Offline Elvi

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2008, 05:32:33 PM »
*coughs*

And you think Strangely hasn't?

Offline strangely made

Re: Creepy Awesome
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2008, 05:32:50 PM »
What a complete oddball *looks around nervous* wouldn't catch me doing that ...no way...must be a freak ...