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Anthropomorphism On The Battlefield
2013-09-23 04:01:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anthropomorphism is what allows humans to attach themselves to non-human objects, and new research indicates that it may affect soldiers on the battlefield. Julie Carpenter of the University of Washington found that soldiers can have an emotional attachment to robots they use on the battlefield. She discovered that as robots continue to evolve, so does the attachment a solder feels towards it. The researcher interviewed Explosive...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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