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11 Helpful Movie Robots That Will Ruin Your Life
Bad robots: The very latest in artificial stupidity

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11 Helpful Movie Robots That Will Ruin Your Life | Andrew
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Film: Bicentennial Man (1999)

If he’d seen Chris Columbus's Bicentennial Man, Isaac Asimov might have added another law to his Laws Of Robotics – something like: “A robot must obey orders – unless it’s played by Robin Williams, in which case it can find love and gurn a lot”, or just, "Oh god, the horror!". Asimov didn’t live long enough for his carefully constructed scientific worldview to be dismantled so emphatically, but he did spawn the idea of a robot Andrew (Williams), NorthAm Robotics’ NDR-114 model, being given a positronic brain chip that makes it yearn to live as a sentient (and exceptionally annoying) kinda-human. So it’s his fault, really. Imagine your toaster turned into Malcolm X and you’ve got the nightmarish scenario he’d given birth to.
 

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Where's WALL-E? More

Posted by Satchel Pooch on Tuesday March 19, 2013, 18:56

2 Black Hole?
What! no Maximilian from the Black Hole!!! 'Maximilian, it's time to liquidate our guests" More

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What! no Maximilian from the Black Hole!!! 'Maximilian, it's time to liquidate our guests" More

Posted by chrashed on Friday March 8, 2013, 20:51

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No Ed 209? The future of law enforcement, that can handle everything in the urban environment... except stairs. More

Posted by Schnorbitz on Thursday March 7, 2013, 23:18

5 Japanese 'Doraemon' belongs to this group!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doraemon It's a robot cat from the future! Very helpful, but often with highly devastating result. It does enjoy decades-long celluloid releases, not only on printed media. More

Posted by terryl on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 17:35


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