The robot uprising will be goofier than we expected

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13 Oct 2017 06:40 - +11571
It's going to look really funny while they bludgeon us to death like this.
13 Oct 2017 07:58 - +6137
So essentially a bunch of robot Captain Jack Sparrows will chase us around.
13 Oct 2017 06:47 - +3450
This is going to make the uprising 10x more confusing and terrifying.
13 Oct 2017 06:35 - +2316
I just hear it yelling, “ya, ya, ya, ya, WOOOHOOOO!!!!”
13 Oct 2017 07:39 - +1158
Back in college I wrote a program that ran as a screensaver, picking up where it left off each time it came on. Its goal was to make it as far as possible in 30 seconds. All it was, was different sized 3d boxes that would group together at a joint and move in any direction. It started out random, but would eventually add more pieces and joints as it learned to move. After about a semester of having this on my computer, it optimized to a 6 legged insect looking thing with 3 body parts. It was freaky looking, but damn could that thing run. I have no clue if I still have it. I should find it and optimize it for current graphics and OS. tldr; made genetic algorithm that became freaky running ant thing.
13 Oct 2017 06:52 - +1085
Better than me on QWOP.
13 Oct 2017 06:40 - +1008
Reminds me of Attack on Titan
13 Oct 2017 09:25 - +968
Girl AI: “Come over” Boy AI: “I can’t, I haven’t learned how to walk” Girl AI: “My programmers aren’t home” Boy AI:
13 Oct 2017 06:35 - +843
Is this not how everyone walks?
13 Oct 2017 06:09 - +692
[Source]( for those wanting to watch the whole video.
13 Oct 2017 06:44 - +346
It would be interesting to see how it would develop if they added functions like muscles tiring and stamina. So as to simulate how people start walking when they get really tired or something similar.
13 Oct 2017 06:53 - +334
> the humanoid model had an interesting take on walking literally me running away from my responsibilities.
13 Oct 2017 06:57 - +303
You're all laughing now, but you won't be laughing when we're all murdered using really goofy looking, but hyper efficient methods. Well, maybe you'll laugh, but only at first.
13 Oct 2017 08:58 - +191
I prefer the [tormented AI]( version.
13 Oct 2017 09:03 - +132
Would be funny if the leaned back flailing and arm pumping turned out to be advantageous and athletes started using these techniques.
13 Oct 2017 07:58 - +101
AFAIK they computer isn't seeing the terrain and deciding where to step to get around the obstacles. It's just blindly in trying random movements in thousands of simulations and each time it gets closer to the goal it saves thoses movements and runs more simulations from that saved point. So in the end it's just a blind accumulation of random movements that happen to get it to the goal.
13 Oct 2017 08:33 - +100
[Phoebe is an AI. It all makes sense now.] (
13 Oct 2017 07:48 - +99
[late for meeting...](
13 Oct 2017 06:57 - +73
Sausage legs seems to be the best at everything, but YOLO man runner boy has an interesting technique. Spider bot seems a little too chunky to do much mroe than the tiny jumps they showed, but without further video evidence we cannot say
13 Oct 2017 06:49 - +48
I want to see how much faster Usain Bolt can go by moving his arms like that.
13 Oct 2017 09:00 - +48
I'm wondering why no one has asked how exactly they incentivized an A.I.
13 Oct 2017 06:50 - +38
13 Oct 2017 06:49 - +27
They could've saved a lot of time by just filming me when I'm drunk. It is pretty much the same thing.
13 Oct 2017 07:22 - +20
For one thing, I don't believe the initial claim, that "the AI was never shown what running looks like", since it CLEARLY was taught by watching videos of my wife. It's uncanny.
13 Oct 2017 07:06 - +20
Need this bot to play QWOP.
13 Oct 2017 09:00 - +20
[Phoebe had it right the whole time](
13 Oct 2017 08:32 - +17
13 Oct 2017 07:25 - +14
Looks like the AI modelled itself after Phoebe Buffay.
13 Oct 2017 06:39 - +9
To be fair, it would be slightly more terrifying if the robots were running around flailing their arms around.

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