WTF Did I Just Watch?: Strangling A Robotic Dinosaur To See If People Empathize With Robot Pain
This is the video shown to participants in a study conducted by the University of Duisburg-Essen to determine if humans feel empathy towards tortured robots. Basically it's some guy hanging and beating a Pleo robotic dinosaur for a minute straight. The test is obviously flawed because I hate robots with all my coal-black heart but I still don't want to see a DINOSAUR getting tortured. A humanoid robot? A humanoid robot I'd pay to take a swing at with a crowbar. Also, not to brag or anything, but I once drop-kicked a friend's Roomba off his balcony. Didn't even hurt my foot. He said he was going to make me buy him a new one but I just severed the friendship to save myself the $$.
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Thanks to Rhubarb, who only empathizes with living things and doesn't care if a robot claims it has feelings that just means it's lying and you should hit it even harder.