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Kunal Gokhe
Kunal Gokhe
Mechanical
04 Feb 2019

Why are humans so fascinated with robots?

I think the fascination comes from the way we see ourselves in machines. Even if a robot does not appear to look like us, we still project our emotions and agency onto them. This is nothing new, if we look to loving a teddy bear or yelling at a car that has broken down. When things behave in a manner, which is not understood to us, we tend to assign that behavior a meaning to try to understand it. This tendency leads us to assign complicated meanings to even the simplest of machines. Robots seem magical, as they appear to exhibit attributes, which we tend to think of only living things having.

Shaif Jawed
Shaif Jawed
Electronics and Telecommunication
2mos ago

Yeah pretty much. Its in humans nature to get attracted to things he finds unique or something they have never seen before. Creating robots doesn't have a limited blueprint, we can create them as many times as we want using different components which makes creating them fun. Not to mention we know that using them would be a lot beneficial in our day to day life since we know that there are many things which are better to be left to robots since it might take much time or be more dangerous if we put our hands on them. They are just like magic, we can create whichever type of robot we want to use in our day to day life, from minor chores to heavy lifting. So finally I can say that robots are just like the reflection of their creator who created it, that's what makes it more interesting to create one ourselves.