Words matter. These are the best Robots Quotes from famous people such as Anthony Levandowski, Emily Berrington, Roger Zelazny, Ashton Kutcher, David Hanson, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
After I joined Google and stopped working on robots – I’d built some self-driving tractors on farms in the meantime – I was always tinkering and playing with robots at home and just as a hobby.
I read recently that someone set up a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Robots in America. The idea being that if something robotic can have responsibilities then it should also have rights.
Robots are very tricky to design and expensive, whereas humans are cheaply manufactured. Humans can handle things with greater manual dexterity than most robots I’ve known.
I’m not a follower of this or that religious leader. More wars are started because of religious leaders, and people are following and they don’t know why… That is religiosity. That is what turns people into robots.
We’re seeing the arrival of conversational robots that can walk in our world. It’s a golden age of invention.
Socialism is not a way of life. It is an unworkable formula which would apply to robots but not to men and women.
Robots allow our employees to work safely, faster, and at less cost.
Robots are interesting because they exist as a real technology that you can really study – you can get a degree in robotics – and they also have all this pop-culture real estate that they take up in people’s minds.
We’re not like robots. God promises to guide us through the Holy Spirit, but He gives us the freedom to make our own decisions.
All in all, I don’t think robots and greater automation can bring about a utopian world as I imagined it would as a kid 50 years ago.
You can’t manage every footballer the same. Of course you’d love to, but it doesn’t work like that. We’re not robots.
Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.
If we could communicate at the speed of thought, we can augment our creativity with the low-level stuff that AI and robots and 3-D printers and fab labs and all that do.
It’s very dangerous to put astronauts on a moon base where there’s radiation, solar flares and micro meteorites. It’d be much better to put robots on the moon and have them mentally connected to astronauts on the Earth.
The benefits of having robots could vastly outweigh the problems.
‘MythBusters’ sounded like such an incredible opportunity. Where else might I be paid to make robots blow things up?
Everything happened relatively quickly in our rise to the top. But we were like robots. We were told what to do and we just did it. We didn’t have time to look inside ourselves. It was all just a constant whirlwind.
The robots are far more trippy and opening your imagination than my face or Thomas’ face, and the way we live, which is not even a crazy celebrity lifestyle.
I do think, in time, people will have, sort of, relationships with certain kinds of robots – not every robot, but certain kinds of robots – where they might feel that it is a sort of friendship, but it’s going to be of a robot-human kind.
Human reactions to robots varies by culture and changes over time. In the United States we are terrified by killer robots. In Japan people want to snuggle with killer robots.
I don’t even think Trump knows what transgender means. He probably thinks transgender people are those cars that turn into robots.
To me, the goal of building useless and ridiculous robots is more – I mean, in some way, it’s like a personal goal because I think it’s really fun, and I think having fun is super important to create things.
Our aim is to develop affectionate robots that can make people smile.
We’re not performers, we’re not models – it would not be enjoyable for humanity to see our features, but the robots are exciting to people.
At the end of the day, tech workers are not robots: they feel, they think, they have values.
Some Google employees have their self-driving vehicles take them to work. These car robots don’t look like something from ‘The Jetsons’; the driverless features on these cars are a bunch of sensors, wires, and software. This technology ‘works.’
So, where are the robots? We’ve been told for 40 years already that they’re coming soon. Very soon they’ll be doing everything for us. They’ll be cooking, cleaning, buying things, shopping, building. But they aren’t here. Meanwhile, we have illegal immigrants doing all the work, but we don’t have any robots.
I collect robots. They’re mainly Japanese, American, and especially Russian – small robots, big robots, and old toy robots made between 1910 and the Fifties.
Being a sci-fi geek myself and going to movies all my life, I came to the conclusion that there were really two camps of how robots have been designed. It’s either the tin man, which is a human with metal skin, or it’s an R2D2.
Once you start putting in political subtext, it does create intellectually challenging science-fiction, but with ‘Pacific Rim,’ I always thought it would be a shame if kids couldn’t go see this movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters because it seemed to have a political point of view.
Is manned space exploration important? Yes – not least because it simply works much better than sending robots.
I don’t think that globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are.
Our robots are signing up for online learning. After decades of attempts to program robots to perform complex tasks like flying helicopters or surgical suturing, the new approach is based on observing and recording the motions of human experts as they perform these feats.
The robots are coming, whether we like it or not, and will change our economy in dramatic ways.
We will not have humanoid androids. It’s interesting: when you start trying to make robots look more human, you end up making them look more grotesque. It takes very little to go from super-attractive robot to hideous robot.
In movies and in television the robots are always evil. I guess I am not into the whole brooding cyberpunk dystopia thing.
Consciousness surely does not depend on language. Babies, many animals, and patients robbed of speech by brain damage are not insensate robots; they have reactions like ours that indicate that someone’s home.
The ideal vacuum cleaner would be one you never see. It needs to not just be a cool gadget, but a product that cleans your floor correctly. I can imagine people having a cupboard full of robots that only come out when you need them to fulfil a specific purpose.
When Steven Spielberg comes to you and says, ‘Hey do you want to write a movie about robots?’ You just say yes.
We’re not going to see an exclusively robotic factory, but we will see the optimum use of robots and people.
Our worst comes out when we behave like robots or professionals.
Robots already perform many functions, from making cars to defusing bombs – or, more menacingly, firing missiles. Children and adults play with toy robots, while vacuum-cleaning robots are sucking up dirt in a growing number of homes and – as evidenced by YouTube videos – entertaining cats.
Art shows us that human beings still matter in a world where money talks the loudest, where computers know everything about us, and where robots fabricate our next meal and also our ride there.
Robots do not hold on to life. They can’t. They have nothing to hold on with – no soul, no instinct. Grass has more will to live than they do.
Robots… I think that is a hot topic.
My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul.
Character robotics could plant the seed for robots that actually have empathy. So, if they achieve human level intelligence or, quite possibly, greater than human levels of intelligence, this could be the seeds of hope for our future.
Our nano-quadrotor robots are made to be as lightweight as possible: less than a fifth of a pound and palm-sized. They can do an aerial backflip in half a second, accelerate at two Gs, and fly rotor blade to rotor blade in three-dimensional formations – and they do all this autonomously.
If we were to lose the ability to be emotional, if we were to lose the ability to be angry, to be outraged, we would be robots. And I refuse that.
I think we need to move to the moons of Mars and learn how to control robots that are on the surface. It’s not the impatient way of getting there, but Mars has been there a long time.
There’s something so arrogant about us creating robots that are more and more human-looking or acting. It’s like we’re playing God. Let’s create something that’s a reflection of us, but it’s inferior.
Sledging makes things interesting. There are no robots playing. They are humans who want to perform well for the country. So when stakes are so high, emotions will take over. Sometimes sledging gets the best out of you.
Making films is my hobby. It relaxes me; it is my life, and it’s one of the best jobs in the world. I go to work and solve problems, fight robots, kill aliens, and kiss beautiful women. I’m a very lucky man.
I don’t know if robots have personalities, but I think maybe we are special robots that are maybe human after all. We try to be a little bit human. Maybe we’ve managed to put a little bit of emotion.