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29 Nov 2012 01:07 PM   |   23510 clicks   |   Popular Science
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The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
Got that beat

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29 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  
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I'LL BE BACK .... at 3 PM for Wapner, Wapner at 3...

29 Nov 2012 01:04 PM
James!    [TotalFark]  
It looks like the Greendale Human Being.

29 Nov 2012 01:10 PM
12monkeys     
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29 Nov 2012 01:11 PM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
If they can make Autismdroids, surely someone can make a working sexbot.

29 Nov 2012 01:11 PM
SwissArmyGnome     
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/black is traditional...

29 Nov 2012 01:12 PM
Rahsa Naba Doe-ah Gola Wookiee Nipple Pinchy     
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29 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
dj_spanmaster     

12monkeys: [broccolicity.files.wordpress.com image 440x304]


Yes, that's worse.

29 Nov 2012 01:14 PM
BigLuca     
I think they use it like, "Jimmy, we are going to put this robot next to your bed to watch you sleep until you stop having autism." I bet that shiat would clear up in one night.

29 Nov 2012 01:14 PM
moothemagiccow    [TotalFark]  
i'm sure the poor aspies won't be able to tell

29 Nov 2012 01:15 PM
GameSprocket     
Yay! Talking toilet seat lid!

29 Nov 2012 01:16 PM
Gyrfalcon     
Yes, I'm sure that will snap those withdrawn kids right out of their shells.

29 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
Louisiana_Sitar_Club     

Rahsa Naba Doe-ah Gola Wookiee Nipple Pinchy: [i.imgur.com image 250x230]


Never do that again.

29 Nov 2012 01:19 PM
Carn     

xanadian: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x313]

I'LL BE BACK .... at 3 PM for Wapner, Wapner at 3...


I thought terminator #2 was by far the scariest. Liquid metal is no joke. The woman terminator was too hot to be as scary.

29 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
LesterB     
I'll just leave this here ...

Uncanny valley

29 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
Zmog     
Posted 06.01.2010

Time to bring back the old "It's not news" tagline?

29 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
Mega Steve     

12monkeys: [broccolicity.files.wordpress.com image 440x304]


Yeah, I'm gonna agree with you on that one

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I'm not designed for that, human

29 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
Kevin72    [TotalFark]  
You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.

29 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
abfalter     
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29 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
12monkeys     
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29 Nov 2012 01:24 PM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
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PLOOKING... TOO... HARD!

29 Nov 2012 01:24 PM
PsyLord     
That picture made me think of:

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29 Nov 2012 01:25 PM
for good or for awesome     

moothemagiccow: i'm sure the poor aspies won't be able to tell


fark your mother.

29 Nov 2012 01:27 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
Hell, we used to watch scarier ones every morning on the tube!
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29 Nov 2012 01:31 PM
Private_Citizen    [TotalFark]  
I'm going to go out on a limb and say none of the people involved in that project have kids or remember what it was like to be one.

That thing has a bright future as a horror movie villian.

29 Nov 2012 01:31 PM
thy crotch     
humanoids are capable of expressive gestures and facial expressions.

if only something else was capable of "expressive gestures and facial expresions"

29 Nov 2012 01:34 PM
Matrix Flavored Wasabi     
The scientist quoted in this article, Simon Baron-Cohen, is one of the world's leading experts on autism (I've read so many of his studies for tangentially related work) and is indeed related to Sacha Baron-Cohen. I think they're cousins or brothers, but I can't remember.

29 Nov 2012 01:35 PM
Lunaville     
I don't understand the apparent obsession some researchers have with trying to get autistic children to interact with robots. The children I am acquainted with, who have an autism diagnosis, interact with technology just fine. It's interacting with people that they struggle with.

29 Nov 2012 01:35 PM
Qwertyette     

Kevin72: You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.


And the lack of evidence proving both is even more dangerous! Oh won't somebody please think of [the scientific method]!

29 Nov 2012 01:36 PM
blazemongr     

Lunaville: I don't understand the apparent obsession some researchers have with trying to get autistic children to interact with robots. The children I am acquainted with, who have an autism diagnosis, interact with technology just fine. It's interacting with people that they struggle with.


Which is why the robot has a face.

29 Nov 2012 01:39 PM
IP     
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29 Nov 2012 01:39 PM
MaliFinn     
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29 Nov 2012 01:39 PM
12monkeys     

Kevin72: You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.


On one hand, this totally screams out troll to me. But on the other hand, anti-GMO/HFCS nut cases are always super eager to spew their smug all-natural nonsense anywhere they can. So I'm going to have to rate it a 4/10 with the possibility of adding a point or two if you get any bites.

29 Nov 2012 01:39 PM
Some 'Splainin' To Do    [TotalFark]  

Kevin72: You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.


I think you forgot to mention chemtrails.

29 Nov 2012 01:40 PM
fruitloop     
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Can you fark it?

29 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
Bathysphere     
I seem to recall some creepier ones with hair, made for the same purpose a while back. Anyone remember this?

29 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
Bpjosep     
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29 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
Gyrfalcon     

blazemongr: Lunaville: I don't understand the apparent obsession some researchers have with trying to get autistic children to interact with robots. The children I am acquainted with, who have an autism diagnosis, interact with technology just fine. It's interacting with people that they struggle with.

Which is why the robot has a face.


Wouldn't it be better to have them interact with people? I hear those also have faces.

29 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
Smeggy Smurf     

Kevin72: You know what is causing the leap in autism? Aspertame in diet soft drinks drunk during pregnancy. And the GMO corn in high fructose corn syrup isn't helping.


Aspertame made big Pharma figure out how to "diagnose" more forms of extremely expensive to treat "disorders" that only they can provide the "cure" for? Damn I want to get that stuff into whatever real estate agents and homebuilders drink. I could fix the housing market all by myself in a matter of weeks.

29 Nov 2012 01:43 PM
reklamfox     
Maybe the scientists have reasoned that if they can get autistic kids to interact successfully with a terrifying robot that interacting with a regular human won't seem so scary in comparison?

29 Nov 2012 01:43 PM
funk_soul_bubby     
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29 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
sp86     

29 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
hdhale     
Subby has issues with clowns too I would imagine...

29 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
Fark Reddit or bust     

fruitloop: [i171.photobucket.com image 479x320]

Can you fark it?


Why would you want to?

29 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
dopekitty74     

Gyrfalcon: blazemongr: Lunaville: I don't understand the apparent obsession some researchers have with trying to get autistic children to interact with robots. The children I am acquainted with, who have an autism diagnosis, interact with technology just fine. It's interacting with people that they struggle with.

Which is why the robot has a face.

Wouldn't it be better to have them interact with people? I hear those also have faces.


The point is that they resist interacting with people, but like technology, this is intended as a bridge of sorts, and their parent was in the room during the trials. The children who responded well to the robot, also interacted more with their parent than they normally would.

One kid even went so far as to recognize the frustration his teachers feel with him when the robot wouldn't do something he wanted it to do.
/read the whole article

29 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
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29 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
Let's let those autistic children interact with something a little less freaky, like the Robot Philip K. Dick.
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29 Nov 2012 01:50 PM
imfallen_angel     
Stopped reading at:

"Yet autism is treatable"

Then started to wish the heads of all concerned would assplode for being this stupid.

If it was treatable, it wouldn't exist.

Another freaking study that if anyone around me reads, will offer their "new knowledge" about my kid and how she can miraculously be "fixed".

God, how I hate these articles and so-called research.

/has autistic daughter

29 Nov 2012 01:50 PM
SixPaperJoint     

hdhale: Subby has issues with clowns too I would imagine...


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