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If you had a robot...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Flere-Imsaho, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    ...what would you like it to be able to do?
    Watching Tomorrow's World, robots were all about making our lives easier and removing drudgery of housework. On the Gadget Show they're a bit more fun. In fiction you get depressed Marvin who could do amazing things but ended up making tea or my namesake who has AI and is able to manipulate worlds. There's even a rise in sex robots.

    What would your ideal robot look like and what task would it be able to perform?
  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Robots make me feel a bit sad. Especially ones with AI.

    Sorry, didn't answer your question...
  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Sad because you feel sorry for them?
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I'll gift you with a clown robot to cheer you up as punishment.

    (insert evil laugh here)
  5. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Yes, I think so. I know it's daft.
  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Not daft. The robot as slave narrative is common one.
    coffeekid likes this.
  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Not sure if this truly answers your question but I have a particular liking for Cutie (aka QT1)
  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I'd like Robocop's ED-209 as a Teaching Assistant.

    "You are in direct violation of School Rule 1.13, Section 9 - you have 20 seconds to comply."

  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'd smash it into pieces before it led a rebellion that overthrew my species.
    rachelpaula008 likes this.
  10. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I'd like a laundry robot that sorts, washes, dries, irons and puts it away. Please :).
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Just get a wife...

    I should leave now yes? Probably quite quickly... yeah I'll start running...
    RedQuilt, cissy3 and aspensquiver like this.
  12. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Me too. Not sure how my husband would feel about me getting a wife. Too pleased for my liking I would guess!
    RedQuilt likes this.
  13. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I think we need a troll exterminator robot.
    RedQuilt likes this.
  14. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I would employ it to be on continuous find-my-glasses watch.
  15. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Ooh, and find-my-keys watch on the side.
  16. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I would have liked a robot to mend the loo flush yesterday and then I wouldn't have had to call an emergency plumber.
    Flere-Imsaho likes this.
  17. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I should probably confess that I can't get through Short Circuit without crying.
    Ed-209 is chasing you.
  18. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I'd like a few robots, small, unobtrusive ones.
    Succinctobot: translates my ramblings into succinct, coherent and grammatically perfect sentences.
    Etiquettobot: listens in on all my conversations and tells me when it's safe to speak and what to say.
    Robogic: for when I'm floundering on the horn of a dilemma and swithering here and there. The hard, fast logic of this robot would clear things up in a jiffy.
    rachelpaula008 likes this.
  19. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I want a sewing robot. Or one like the Star Trek replicators which can scan me and make perfect clothes to fit. Maybe a more competent and less neurotic Kryten.
  20. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I'd also like a Morphobot: a realistic body double which can impersonate me, but do things much better than I can, perform well at interviews, for example.
    rachelpaula008 likes this.

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