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One step closer to Ghost In The Shell
Topic by: ChiyoDad
Posted: June 10, 2005 - 9:41 AM PDT
Last Reply: July 7, 2005 - 11:33 PM PDT

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author topic: One step closer to Ghost In The Shell
ChiyoDad
post #1  on June 10, 2005 - 9:41 AM PDT  
At the Aichi World Expo in Japan, a prototype gynoid by the name of Repilee was exhibited; taking us one step closer to the world of Ghost In The Shell.

This website provides images and Quicktime movies of the earlier development version of Repilee. Her movements are still mechanical but they closely mimic normal human movement.
NLee
post #2  on June 10, 2005 - 12:17 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 9:41 AM PDT ChiyoDad wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> At the Aichi World Expo in Japan, a prototype gynoid by the name of Repilee was exhibited; taking us one step closer to the world of Ghost In The Shell.
> ---------------------------------

But where is her power source? Don't tell me there's a umbilical cord connected to her. All female androids are supposed to carry two mellon-shaped power units which generate power as they bounce and jiggle!
RandomEvent
post #3  on June 10, 2005 - 12:47 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 12:17 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> But where is her power source? Don't tell me there's a umbilical cord connected to her. All female androids are supposed to carry two mellon-shaped power units which generate power as they bounce and jiggle!
>
> ---------------------------------

That image is gonna be stuck in my head all week. Awesome! Thanks.
ChiyoDad
post #4  on June 10, 2005 - 12:57 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 12:17 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> But where is her power source? Don't tell me there's a umbilical cord connected to her. All female androids are supposed to carry two mellon-shaped power units which generate power as they bounce and jiggle!
>
> ---------------------------------

Note sure. Are you sure they're supposed to be power units and not missiles? I suppose the latter would apply only if they had built a battlebot.

BTW, a robot that looks like a human male is an android whereas a robot that looks like a human female is a gynoid. See the definition. I looked it up after watching enough anime.
ChiyoDad
post #5  on June 10, 2005 - 1:12 PM PDT  
We also have the robotic exoskeleton which is a forerunner of the man-machine battlebot.

According to the article from AFP, the target market of this technology would be the elderly. Just imagine grandma smashing through brick walls.
Cosplayer
post #6  on June 10, 2005 - 2:07 PM PDT  
When I saw that I thoght the dude was the robot! What a crappy robot. It's supposed to be either way too cute or dark or mysterious. That thing looks like my mom.
NLee
post #7  on June 10, 2005 - 2:08 PM PDT  
It won't be long before someone combines the technology of a gynoid with the Shell of a RealDoll. Just relocate those 'high sensitivity skin sensors' and we get one killer application.

Step aside AIBO. A man's new best friend has arrived.
shiori308
post #8  on June 10, 2005 - 4:03 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 1:12 PM PDT ChiyoDad wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> the target market of this technology would be the elderly. Just imagine grandma smashing through brick walls.
> ---------------------------------

My god, perhaps roujin Z will become truth sooner than expected.
ahogue
post #9  on June 10, 2005 - 4:06 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 1:12 PM PDT ChiyoDad wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> We also have the robotic exoskeleton which is a forerunner of the man-machine battlebot.
>
> According to the article from AFP, the target market of this technology would be the elderly. Just imagine grandma smashing through brick walls.
> ---------------------------------

Well, then you have Roujin Z. Not such a silly premise after all, I guess.
shiori308
post #10  on June 10, 2005 - 4:12 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 2:08 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It won't be long before someone combines the technology of a gynoid with the Shell of a RealDoll. Just relocate those 'high sensitivity skin sensors' and we get one killer application.
>
> Step aside AIBO. A man's new best friend has arrived.
>
> ---------------------------------

Hmmmm NLee... just make sure you wait awhile before you invest in one. You don't want your gynoid malfunctioning on you because of first year model bugs in the system. My Suzuki is a first year model and I blow a fuse all the time.
ChiyoDad
post #11  on June 10, 2005 - 4:25 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 4:12 PM PDT shiori308 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hmmmm NLee... just make sure you wait awhile before you invest in one. You don't want your gynoid malfunctioning on you because of first year model bugs in the system. My Suzuki is a first year model and I blow a fuse all the time.
> ---------------------------------

Yeah, what happens if its operating system hangs in the middle of some action and it won't let go? (Nudge. Nudge.)
Battie
post #12  on June 10, 2005 - 6:03 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 12:57 PM PDT ChiyoDad wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Note sure. Are you sure they're supposed to be power units and not missiles? I suppose the latter would apply only if they had built a battlebot.
>
> BTW, a robot that looks like a human male is an android whereas a robot that looks like a human female is a gynoid. See the definition. I looked it up after watching enough anime.
> ---------------------------------

If you really wanna get technical about it, a robot is neither male or female. Gender is assigned to an organism during incubation, and is useful only as reproduction (usually). So, technically, robots can't be male or female. :P

*muwahaha*
Cugat
post #13  on June 10, 2005 - 6:48 PM PDT  
On June 10, 2005 - 6:03 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> If you really wanna get technical about it, a robot is neither male or female. Gender is assigned to an organism during incubation, and is useful only as reproduction (usually). So, technically, robots can't be male or female. :P
>
> *muwahaha*

Well, for the sake of pedantry... I'd say that since robots in this context are being built to mimic human appearance, and most humans appear to be one sex or another (especially in the optimal sense that drives most designers).

Therefore robots will be called male or female, regardless of its reproductive ability/role.


Common usage of a term often overrides literal meaning of a term. Language, being used as a common point of reference to communicate, will be bent to suit the common speaker.

I think the rest of this message should be written by Tachikomas...
ChiyoDad
post #14  on June 10, 2005 - 6:59 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 2:08 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It won't be long before someone combines the technology of a gynoid with the Shell of a RealDoll. Just relocate those 'high sensitivity skin sensors' and we get one killer application.
> ---------------------------------


In malls everywhere, ... a new retail store called Build-A-Bot. Put 'em together the way you want and take 'em home. You can buy clothes but I guess that'd be optional.
IronS
post #15  on June 10, 2005 - 7:56 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 2:08 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It won't be long before someone combines the technology of a gynoid with the Shell of a RealDoll. Just relocate those 'high sensitivity skin sensors' and we get one killer application.
>
> Step aside AIBO. A man's new best friend has arrived.
>
> ---------------------------------

I can see where the android equivalent would be helpful to have around the house. He can do housework and basic repairs. He can do the cooking. He won't be messy or smelly or refuse to ask directions when he's lost. He can lift heavy boxes. He won't hog the remote. And he won't have to rest between "sessions", so to speak. ;)
Cugat
post #16  on June 10, 2005 - 11:11 PM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 7:56 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> I can see where the android equivalent would be helpful to have around the house. He can do housework and basic repairs. He can do the cooking. He won't be messy or smelly or refuse to ask directions when he's lost. He can lift heavy boxes. He won't hog the remote.


I can see where all those super-intelligent computer overlords are coming from when they reach out to destroy humanity now... :-)
shiori308
post #17  on June 11, 2005 - 2:22 AM PDT  
> On June 10, 2005 - 7:56 PM PDT IronS wrote:

> I can see where the android equivalent would be helpful to have around the house. He can do housework and basic repairs. He can do the cooking. He won't be messy or smelly or refuse to ask directions when he's lost. He can lift heavy boxes. He won't hog the remote. And he won't have to rest between "sessions", so to speak. ;)
> ---------------------------------

Ha! I really like where you are going with this IronS! I think I will invest in one. Dbooher was right, you are number one among the hot chicks that watch anime.

Cosplayer
post #18  on June 11, 2005 - 6:19 AM PDT  
You know, they're close to getting these things as smart as people. The PSP is 1% of a functioning human brain. So get 100 psps together, give it some boobs yur all set!
ahogue
post #19  on June 11, 2005 - 11:35 AM PDT  
> On June 11, 2005 - 6:19 AM PDT Cosplayer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> You know, they're close to getting these things as smart as people. The PSP is 1% of a functioning human brain. So get 100 psps together, give it some boobs yur all set!
> ---------------------------------

The PSP uses 1% of a human brain?!

Criminy, I knew there was something evil about those things.

[Runs through street screaming "PSPs are pee-puuuuuhl!"]
ahogue
post #20  on June 11, 2005 - 11:37 AM PDT  
Speaking of video games, if they've ported Dance Dance Revolution to the Playstation, how about a robot you can plug into your console? Imagine the games you could play.
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