Space station astronauts have a new floating AI robot companion


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/30/space-station-astronauts-have.html


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Then, the connection is made over the internet…

Good lord, the ISS is getting Porn Hub!


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68AD


#5

The ultimate test: ask Cimon to open the pod bay doors.


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When the german Kommandant of the internationale Raumstation ordert the german build KI robot of the ISS to play some Kraftwerk, I was about to shed some tears of black-red-golden pride. Thats the most german thing I´ve seen in a while. Then the robot startet to disobey and talk back, on one hand some malfuntions are typical of a overengeneerd piece of german tech, buton the other hand you dont want an AI go rouge, ESPECIALLY not in space.


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And, eventually,


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“WHY, I AM JUST TRAINING FOR YOUR TESTICULAR EXAM, CREWMATE.”
{Ball collapses with a bang}
“READY. I AM READY. PLEASE REPORT TO EXAM CUBICLE.”


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I feel like you got the full name behind the acronym wrong. Surly CIMON must stand for “Crew Interactive MObile companioN” or “Crew Interactive Mobile cOmpanioN” or maybe even “crew interaCtIve Mobile cOmpaNion”.

Is there a term for these tortured acronyms that act like it’s ok to just go ahead and use whatever letters you like from the phrase being shortened?


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Hackronym?


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Was waiting for The Black Hole reference; was not disappointed.


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Wait, which one is the robot?


#17

Tamagotchi got a dad bod since I saw him last in the 90’s. Don’t feel bad, time has been tough on all of us since then.


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Unfortunately can’t smoke on the ISS.

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#19

But does it dispense beer?


#20

So, a floating iPad ?