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Postby JR8 » Tue, 04 Aug 2015 6:16 pm

Not sure if it was art, and/or a social experiment; a 'robot' that went hitch-hiking across Canada, the US, and Europe before meeting it's demise in Philadelphia.

Outline:
http://cnn.it/1hfFN6k
'HitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot, gets beheaded in Philadelphia'

Critique:
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/hitchb ... 1721850503
'HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved'

[Some amusing USA vs Canada humour in the latter link :-D]
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Re: RE: HitchBOT

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 04 Aug 2015 8:35 pm

JR8 wrote:Not sure if it was art, and/or a social experiment; a 'robot' that went hitch-hiking across Canada, the US, and Europe before meeting it's demise in Philadelphia.

Outline:
http://cnn.it/1hfFN6k
'HitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot, gets beheaded in Philadelphia'

Critique:
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/hitchb ... 1721850503
'HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved'

[Some amusing USA vs Canada humour in the latter link :-D]

:P:P

Luckily nobody shot the 'bot...

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Re: HitchBOT

Postby bgd » Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:13 am

My mum always said never hitch alone.

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Re: HitchBOT

Postby the lynx » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 4:13 pm

I've been struggling to find out the purpose of this experiment (well the team is from a university, so it has to be, right?). Went to the official site, plenty of crap on the "family members" and "adventures" but nothing - NOTHING on the objective of the experiment. I'd be able to emphatise if I understand what they are doing...

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Re: HitchBOT

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 4:54 pm

the lynx wrote:I've been struggling to find out the purpose of this experiment (well the team is from a university, so it has to be, right?). Went to the official site, plenty of crap on the "family members" and "adventures" but nothing - NOTHING on the objective of the experiment. I'd be able to emphatise if I understand what they are doing...


It kept a few kids interested in the bot .. that's good reason enough I guess ..

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Re: HitchBOT

Postby JR8 » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 5:53 pm

the lynx wrote:I've been struggling to find out the purpose of this experiment (well the team is from a university, so it has to be, right?). Went to the official site, plenty of crap on the "family members" and "adventures" but nothing - NOTHING on the objective of the experiment. I'd be able to emphatise if I understand what they are doing...


Karl Poppers 'scientific method' requires one to assume no outcome, no answer... to proceed without assumptions. I wonder how such truly objective-free, arguably random, research would progress and succeed. Er, anyway, perhaps I digress.

Perhaps it is like a clinical psychology test, where the answer is found within how people respond to the proposition, rather than questioning the nature of the proposition itself? Does one have to understand a proposition to sufficiently (as opposed to 'correctly') answer it, I don't think so? If I say 1+1=3, it's (arguably) incorrect, but it's still an answer and has validity as such :)
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