As you can see, while the AI possessed the robot, the similar AI goes into the TV and displays an image of itself. The AI image mimics the movement of the possessed robot. When the robot walks by the TV, the AI image walks from right to left until the robot walks pass by the flat screen TV. This only happens to a specific hi-jacked robot. If the robot talks, then the AI image talks simultaneously(temporarily built-in speaker). I believe, in this case, the AI temporarily builds sensors to detect the robot and its movements. I just want to make sure if this scenario is a possibility.

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  • $\begingroup$ Badly worded. Yes it is possible. 1. any robot that can move should have those sort of centers. 2. Any videogame (console, VR, AR or otherwise) would have the ability to show the information on the screen. $\endgroup$ – Necessity Mar 20 '17 at 4:26
  • $\begingroup$ I forgot to mention on how the TVs are on(meaning TV shows, sports, etc. are displayed on screen). The AI must of override the TV to show an image of itself imitating the movements of the robot. Once the displayed image moves to another screen, the TV will resume to its task, showing a TV channel. $\endgroup$ – Anonymous Inquirer Mar 25 '17 at 9:48
  • $\begingroup$ This would be like reverse "mocap" any ways completely off topic. $\endgroup$ – anon Nov 27 '17 at 14:43

No particular reason you couldn't. It would all depend upon what sensors the AI had available on the possessed robot and in the room to create the illusion of the TV screen character interacting with the robot.

This security camera has the basic functionality you need. Your AI may use its powers for good or for evil. Ulo uses it for cuteness!


  • $\begingroup$ I can see how it relates, as Ulo's eyes move while an object moves in the surveillance camera. The eyes are made from LCD, and they are like the computer images you see in arcades, TVs, and computers. The eyes acts as if the person is moving. $\endgroup$ – Anonymous Inquirer Mar 21 '17 at 6:45

I would say that it would be possible, yes.

Given the technological advancements necessary for the existence of an AI that can decide to possess a robot and a TV at will - whatever the reason may be - it would be sufficient to assume that even a simple thing such as a TV would have some built-in intelligence and sensors.

Technology such as the XBox Kinect which can accurately track a person's movement might be commonplace in TVs at that time and may serve the AIs needs.

Seeing that the robot is possessed by the AI, the AI would automatically know when the robot talks, or probably talk through the robot, and to render the speech and talking animation on the TV is as simple as transmitting that data to the TV over the internet, or perhaps WiFi (no microphones needed).


You may want to elaborate on why the AI would want to do this, this way we could give more specific and detailed answers.

  • $\begingroup$ This scenario is from an AI trying to hi-jack robots. This feature adds to a great effect and also reveals the AI's true self. It's one of the things that this AI can do. Some say this feature is a little creepy. $\endgroup$ – Anonymous Inquirer Mar 21 '17 at 6:28
  • $\begingroup$ Once the specific AI in the robot walks passed by a TV screen, the screen resumes to a normal state. All the built-in parts would be deconstructed by the similar AI, and the similar AI would move onto the next TV available. $\endgroup$ – Anonymous Inquirer Mar 21 '17 at 6:51

Wouldn't the robot have most of the necessary equipment?

To move around a humanoid bot would need pretty soffisticated cameras, motion sensors, possibly even sonar to navigate and interact with the world. The screen could be as simple as your typical "smart" TV, adding a webcam may be helpful, but I'm not sure if it would be required.


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