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Tweenbots

Postby Schrödinger's cat » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:50 pm UTC

Kacie Kinzer has unleased human-like robots on Central Park. These robots have their destination displayed on a flag and rely on pedestrians to point them in the right direction. Her website http://www.tweenbots.com contains a video and photos of the public's interactions with these critters. Definitely worth a look.
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby She » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:11 am UTC

This is really cool. For a while, I seriously considered doing this myself, and if I somehow manage to get hold of the stuff necessary to build this I will consider again.

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Re: Tweenbots

Postby el_loco_avs » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:57 am UTC

Wow that's really amazing. And kinda heartwarming.
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Jos » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:25 pm UTC

Hm... reminds me of geocaching, but more public, sort of. Cool nonetheless.
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Mous » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:47 pm UTC

that's one of the most adorable things I've ever seen.

Seriously.
If i came across one of those at a park, i'd probably steal it for myself, which would ruin the whole thing.
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Xutar » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:56 pm UTC

Definitely a cool idea, too bad my town isn't big/busy enough to try this...

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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Saurus33 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:47 pm UTC

Curse the fates, kitties, for your title has been torn from your adorable paws.

Cutest. Thing. Ever.

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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Helios471 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:27 pm UTC

That was awesome.

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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Silvyr » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:35 am UTC

That's amazing. One of my friends showed me that last night :D

If I ever saw one with it's destination I'd pick it up and walk it over there to safety. ^.^
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby fyrenwater » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:25 am UTC

D'aaaaaaaaaaaaw. :3
It's great that people helped out a random smiling cardboard robot. I hope there's more social experiments!
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby reishka » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:50 pm UTC

I saw that the other day and ended up wishing I had run into one of them. :(

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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Gojoe » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:00 pm UTC

Aaawww! I would totally help the little guy out!
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Fuzzy Toaster » Sat May 02, 2009 4:27 am UTC

That is the most awesome thing I've seen in a long time.

I wonder if people would help it if it didn't have that adorable smiley face...
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Sartorius » Sat May 02, 2009 5:04 am UTC

I think the adorable smiley face helps a lot. It's so cute and little!

I want one.
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Gentlelady » Sat May 02, 2009 5:33 am UTC

This one is so adorable.

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Re: Tweenbots

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Sat May 02, 2009 8:33 am UTC

This is pretty awesome. I thought this would be a thread on some lame AIM bot.

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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Nomic » Sat May 02, 2009 2:20 pm UTC

I would probably ruin the whole thing by picking it up and carrying it all the way to it's destination.

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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Sasha » Sat May 02, 2009 11:10 pm UTC

I would probably ruin it by stealing it and reverse-engineering it and making more identical ones. With my name inside.
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby popprocks » Sun May 03, 2009 6:41 am UTC

Awesome.

I'd help a robot I saw on the street. I really would!

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Re: Tweenbots

Postby Mmmm, Pi » Sun May 03, 2009 11:58 am UTC

That's really sweet. I'd certainly help it out, just because it's cute.
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby TaintedDeity » Sun May 03, 2009 12:32 pm UTC

So, this many people would help a robot on the street, eh?
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby eternauta3k » Sun May 03, 2009 7:36 pm UTC

Would it be offtopic if I asked how many would help a hobo cross the street?

I'd definitely help the robot, it's cute as hell. It's begging for someone to give it GPS and maybe some form of communication to track it live.
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Re: Tweenbots

Postby megabnx » Mon May 04, 2009 3:07 am UTC

Fools!! Don't you realize it, these "tweenbots" are absolutely nothing more than Daleks in disguise. By helping them, you are undermining your own species!

But on topic(ish), I would so steal this thing...and then hide it in a really hard to get spot...and igve it a sign that says "SAVE ME!!!" Am I cruel?


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