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Running with the robots

An AI San Fermin - cruel only to the deserving
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Develop smart robot bulls as an annual San Fermin alternative (use them in the bullfighting ring also, for that matter). The fans get their excitement, idiots still get gored on YouTube, and no bulls are harmed in the process.
globaltourniquet, Jul 24 2007


       If we can add some sort of electric tazer-like property to the robot bulls I'd be happier. Or cowardly-men seeking missiles.   

       (No matter how proud a tradition bull fighting is, I am *not* a fan)
Jinbish, Jul 24 2007

       Gored _and_ shocked - I'm for it!
globaltourniquet, Jul 24 2007

       Or maybe they could shoot those little color-filled pellets at people they get close to, rather than impaling them.
Call them paintbulls.
jutta, Jul 24 2007

       Running with the cars might be fun. On an Interstate.
ldischler, Jul 24 2007

       Part of my dreamscapes includes me running at freeway speeds in freeway traffic - too many hours logged on a motorcycle, I suspect.
normzone, Jul 24 2007

       How about Running With The Gulls, the goal being to avoid being targeted?
theircompetitor, Jul 24 2007

       Gored - fixed. Duh. Shows you how much of a fan I am of this nonsense.
globaltourniquet, Jul 24 2007

       Darn! I was hoping this would be a silicon valley event with herds of nerds and geeks (a group of which I am a proud member!) chased by BattleBots style fighting robots.
Galbinus_Caeli, Jul 26 2007

       I'm all for this, but your bullbots would have to have very particular properties:   

       -make sure they smell like a sweaty angry beast   

       -make sure they spit out copious amounts of stinking and sticky saliva as they run   

       -same with pee and caca and sweat   

       The race is very bestial and a live enraged bull is an awesome animal.   

       That's why it should never be killed, only smelled and watched.   

       Good chemistry can easily mimick saliva, sweat, pipi and caca.
django, Jul 26 2007

       [marked-for-tagline] /it should never be killed, only smelled and watched/
Texticle, Jul 27 2007

       "Running with the cars might be fun."   

       You should post that. That's good. It might actually be possible, as possible as bulls anyway.
geo8rge, Jul 29 2007

       Talking of Robots and Spain... The Spanish title for Will Smith's sci-fi Asimov movie is "Yo, Robot."   

       That's just the kind of thing Will Smith would say as well.
theleopard, Jul 30 2007

       Good call! After all, real bulls can't shoot fire from their noses or have glowing red eyes, and robots can't feel pain.
Joolin, Nov 03 2009

       //electric tazer-like property// horns of course.
FlyingToaster, Nov 03 2009


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