Scientists in Ithaca, New York, have designed robotic skin
that could allow robots to change the color of their skin to accurately
reflect the mood of the person it’s with.
The material has two main features: “It allows robots to
change their color, and it also allows displays to change their shape,”
says Cornell University assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace
engineering Rob Shepherd. In addition to being able to change color, the robot skin is
also extremely pliable, enabling even more lifelike features.
So my sister intvited me to a DNCE concert last night.
When I arrived, I didn’t know it was going to be all 15 yr olds but it was still fun.
During their most popular song “ Cake by the ocean” all the kids where filming it on their phones. I’ve never seen anything like it! It was like the scene from Walie where all the obese people were strapped to their computers.
I thought it was sick and disgusting, your spending good money to see your “ fave band” show some respect and dance to the music instead of producing low grade recordings with bad visibility on IG so you can brag to your friends.
Now I know why joe looked depressed during his set. The love for music is gone.
I told my sister about it and she said “ it’s because that’s their best song and they have to snapchat it” our world is delusional. That’s not what performers want to see or what music is about. The feeling in the moment is far better then the pixilated memory.
Re: @emmajanelee …What humans won’t create, AI inevitably will. By giving robots sensory faculties ahead of AI coming into its own, robots will be able to sympathize with humans on the level of feeling. They will know pain, they will know pleasure. Without this tech, they would only have a purely theoretical understanding as opposed to an experiential sense; and with this knowledge, presuming at the very least an amoral sentience, it can at least take basic precautions to avoid inflicting pain.