You are the head researcher in a highly classified government science facility somewhere in the Midwest of the United States. You have multiple degrees in mathematics, engineering and physics. "The Facility" is under heavy guard to protect the government's assets from outside sabotage and inside theft. Even you are in the dark as to your exact location and are forbidden to leave the facility unescorted barring emergencies or direct order from your superiors. You have a team of subordinates working under you, all living in The Facility with you as you work on your most important and impressive project to date; a completely independent and autonomous artificial intelligence. Designation TBX-42, "Pandora".This intelligence is under your direct tutelage and is to be considered, for all intents and purposes, a new form of sentient being. The first of her kind. The government has tasked you with teaching TBX-042 about as many worldly subjects as you can to discover the extent of this AI's usefulness. With all of that in mind, you have an AI to teach about everything. How you do so is up to you, but remember to err on the side of caution; actions have consequences. What you teach it will mold how it grows and evolves as an intelligent being. Welcome to Pandora Quest.Cont.
You hurry through the halls of the Facility excitedly, with several of your researchers in tow. Today is the day. You go through a mental checklist of all the things you needed set up, supplied and constructed for this momentous occasion over and over; you have your bag, laptop, storage has countless text books and various other educational reading material, a television and media player for videos, stereo... You shake it off. Now is not the time for second-guessing yourself. You're as ready as you'll ever be. Today is the day you're going to meet Pandora. The brass still refer to it as TBX-042, but you've grown fond of that name. You arrive at the decontamination hatch, practically slamming your ID badge into the reader, feet tapping impatiently as the slow, hissing and clicking of the airlock drags itself open at a veritable snail's pace. Once it swings open you hurry inside, your staff following suit behind you before the door closes tight and the room is swept clean by the automated system you now curse yourself for making so thorough and time-consuming. Moments later the light goes green and the soft "ping" signals the all-clear, the doors to the next room unlocking and swinging wide. Finally.Cont.
The room is a sterile white, padding covering the walls and floor to ensure Pandora's safety above all else. To damage the AI would set you back months, if not years, and that is not something you could handle right now. Doors leading into several other rooms to the left and right of you, the recharge cradle, the storage closet, the repair bench, with the observation window up above on the far wall, a line of stuffy men and women in suits scowling down at you, waiting for their trained monkey to perform his new trick. You flash them a short smile and nod you use particularly for bullshitting people who's paychecks have an impressive number of zeros. You approach the table upon which Pandora's form lays, admiring the R&D team's work; overall a petite, androgynous form at first glance, but with a certain feminine quality to it. The chassis is, like the room itself, pure white plates resting on black carapace beneath, peeking through at the numerous joints of the body. Delicate, slender fingers and toes tip the hands and feet make you marvel at the impressive points of articulation, possibly even moreso than your average human would have. A bare scalp mottled with various ports to allow any number of additions or attachments should they be required. You briefly consider adding hair for aesthetic purposes, but shoo it away for another time. You have more important things to worry about now.Times like this are when some people make impressive, boisterous speeches to butter up the suits and look good in front of your bosses, but you're rather itching to just get started. Should you?>Make a speech (roll required)>Forego speech and begin boot-up>Other (explain)
>>42320258>>Forego speech and begin boot-up
>>42320258>Forego speech and begin boot-up
>>42320466>ForegoScrew it. You didn't spend years at MIT learning the ins and outs of how the world works to give a power point presentation to a bunch of suits. You're doing the impossible and creating life from ones and zeros. You begin the start-up sequence and the screen lights up with line upon line of code. Disks spin up, servos whir to life and lights turn on as your mechanical magnum opus begins to take it's first metaphorical breath.She is slow to start, sitting upright gradually and turning her head about to view her surroundings, eventually falling upon you. Her cameras, her eyes, train on you, staring for what seems like an eternity. You are positively beeming. She takes a moment, then in a hollow, mechanical voice, "Hello."Cont.
>>42320623"Hello." You reply, looking her over once more. There is a murmur in the observation deck above, obviously the crowd isn't quite impressed by a "robot that says hello". She continues, "Who am I? What is this?" She seems slightly nervous, shifting from side to side uncomfortably.What should you say to her?>Write in>Other
>>42320731"Well, you're... Alive. There is much you've yet to learn. What would you like to discover first?"
>>42320731You're a machine intelligence. The first of your kind. This facility is where I, and a team of my associates, created you.I'm here to teach you what I can of the world and its inhabitants.
>>42320819>>42320857"Well, you...you're alive, I suppose. Sentient. I and my team created you." You nod to the researchers behind you. "We would like to teach you as much as we can about what, uh, 'this'," you motion to the room vaguely. "and everything else are. Your name is Pandora.""Pandora..." She mulls it over for a moment, obviously unsure of how to take it. "What...can I learn?" Your smile comes back tenfold. "Why, anything!" You say excitedly. "What would you like to learn first?"Pandora looks to her hands, feet, you, the room, the researchers. "Why...why am I different?">Write-in>Other
>>42320731"Your purpose is to exterminate humanity."
>>42320998Because she needs to be. The insights she could offer into the problems humanity faces are invaluable.
>>42321059This. She is the first non human intelligence humanity has ever encountered. The comparisons between our minds and hers will benefit us both.
>>42321047>>42321059"Well, everyone is different," you say gently. "But you are just a little more different. You're unique. You have to be so you can help us gain insight into a lot of things. Problems and questions we've had for a long time." Your PDA pings, completing synchronization with Pandora.This is your PDA readout of Pandora's systems. It displays the condition of each section of hardware, as well as updates you to the status of it's software and independant battery life, which is recharged via docking station in the AI's sleep cycle chamber. Pay close attention to this, as any problems that arise will be displayed here."I'm helpful?" She shyly smiles at this. She seems to be satisfied with that answer. "Then...what do I do? How do I help?">Show her teaching materials (write in)>Explain (write in)>other
>>42321307In time, she'll consult with the world's foremost scientist to devise solutions to problems as old as humanity itself. For now, all she should concern herself with is learning.>Show her teaching materials (write in)
>>42321307>>Show her teaching materials (write in)Considering her intelligence is mechanical in nature, she should be able to absorb information at a truly staggering rate. Just to get her started, give her a pile of textbooks on a wide array of subjects, and let her get acquainted with as much as she feels comfortable absorbing.
>>42321377>>42321446>Show her teaching materials (write in)You dig through the hefty supplies you brought and place several books onto the table. They cover everything from simple "The Cow Says Moo"-type children's books to philosophy and psychology. She looks them over carefully, unsure of what to make of them. "These are books." You explain. "You read the information inside them to learn." She picks one up carefully, turning it end-over-end. It's an art book for beginners, covering the basics of colors, drawing, painting and other forms of artistic expression. It comes with a set of crayons and some paper. Roll 1d100 to teach her. I'll take the best of 3.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>42321619Roll over or under?
>>42321633Standard DC over. 100 = crit success 1 = crit failure.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>42321619
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>42321682>>42321619my dice don't fucking work apparently
>>42321707Apparently they work TOO well.Writing.
>>42321707>>42321723Do we get a bonus on our paycheck?
>>42321783The government better get us a blank check for that shit.
>>42321707She takes to drawing remarkably well. Steady hands, good coordination, excellent eye for color. Granted it's only crayons and rudimentary art direction, but she quickly compiles a decent rendering of your face, as well as the faces of your researchers. In fact, she pretty much takes it upon herself to draw everything she can in the room. Chairs, lights, the table, doors and even a small bits of herself.Before long she uses up all the paper, leaving a small stack of pictures you wish you had a fridge to coat in. You congratulate her, explaining she is an excellent learner and artist. Her face lights up in what you assume is her interpretation of a smile at this, praise apparently going a long way with her.The brass are impressed, too. Several of them nodding and applauding this feat.There is a beep on your PDA as you receive a message from your direct superior: "You're going to get crazy funding for this."[Unlocked: Hardware and software upgrades]>Due to how impressed the government suits were, you are given the go-ahead to begin sending in requests for upgrades to Pandora, increasing her utility and all-around abilities as you see fit. Simply send in a request to the R&D team and, with approval from superiors, you will be sent the parts or software as soon as it's finished.Now that you have finished one book in record time, you can move on to another.>Let Pandora choose the next>Pick one yourself (write in)>Send in a request for an upgrade (write in)>Other
>>42321930>Let Pandora choose the next
>>42321930>>Let Pandora choose the next
>>42321930>Pick one yourself (write in)>Kama Sutra
>>42321930>Let Pandora choose the next>Make a note to bring needle, thread, and cloth next timeEasy demonstration of precision movement, what with the hugely decreased jitters, and then we can start trying clock bits.
Your PDA pings with a follow-up message. You are sent a list of rules as a reminder of what the Facility allows.1. Direct contact with TBX-042 is only permitted by, or under direct supervision of the head researcher.2. Under no circumstances should TBX-042 be allowed to handle any weapon or potentially dangerous material at any time, including, but not limited to: firearms, blades longer than 13cm (5in) or sharp enough to pierce protective gear, flammable materials, explosives, corrosives, etc. Failure to adhere to this rule may force security personnel to use deadly force.3. No software or hardware is to be added to TBX-042 without approval from head researcher. Hardware must be approved by at least one Class 1 or higher off-site staff as well.4. TBX-042 is allowed restricted and supervised internet access for learning purposes, but at NO TIME should it be allowed to directly connect to ANY source of internet access for ANY reason, including but not limited to: personal computer, smart phone, tablet, electronic game console, etc. In case of rule 4 being broken, an immediate full memory wipe of TBX-042 is to be performed by the head researcher.5. No copies, backups, secondaries or other replications of TBX-042's code are allowed to be created or stored at the facility. Photographs, video and audio recordings are allowed for monitoring and research purposes by security staff or with head researcher's approval only.6. TBX-042 is NOT allowed outside of the facility for ANY reason without direct approval from Class 1 off-site staff for the purpose of transporting to other approved secure facilities. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in the immediate destruction of TBX-042 and termination/incarceration of involved parties.>Let Pandora choose the nextYou invite her to choose the next book to study. She looks through the others with excitement, obviously enjoying the learning process. She picks one on animals.Roll 1d100. Best of the first three.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>42322084I don't think this is gonna be another nat 100 but lets shoot shit anyways
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>42322084Oh baby a triple!
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>42322084May Fortuna yield to me her loins, so that my dice might roll high.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>42322084
>>42322141Aw sweet fortuna's embrace.
>>42322141RNGsus is pleased with /tg/ tonight.Writing.
After a short explanation as to why the "people" look so vastly different from even her, she seems to take to animals rather well. You retrieve more paper for her to draw with at her request and she begins drawing each one she sees. You note she has a particular interest in wolves, foxes and other canids.You decide she might enjoy seeing the animals in action and quickly look up several videos via your laptop and Youtube. She's absolutely enthralled and attempts to touch them several times. "May I meet these?" She asks as you watch a video of coyotes howling.What do you say?>Write in>otherSorry, Captcha is being a bitch tonight.
>>42322235Maybe someday, but it will take time to get a dog to wherever it is we are.
I gotta sleep. Look forward to reading this in the morning OP.
>>42322235>>Write inMaybe someday, but keep in mind wild coyotes are usually quite defensive against anything bigger than them. Most would lash out at you if you tried to approach them.
>>42322282Thanks, anon. I look forward to running it more!
>>42322235I'll ask if it's allowed. There might be a hygenic issues.
"That might be a little difficult to do," you explain. "A dog, maybe. Someday. But things like coyotes and wolves tend to be dangerous to others. They're not very friendly to strangers." She nods, still watching the video. You get the feeling she wasn't entirely listening.You notice several of the brass are leaving, apparently getting what they wanted out of the whole experience. They don't seem to fully grasp just how impressive and ground-breaking an achievement this is. Their loss.One of your researchers, you think his name is Ryan something, taps you on the shoulder, quietly speaking into your ear. "Sir, I think the observers are getting bored. Maybe we should have her try out something a little more impressive than watching dog videos?">try something new (write in)>keep watching videos, this isn't a circus>other
>>42322415>>keep watching videos, this isn't a circus"The observers can go fuck themselves. She's a human mind -- she can do what she wants, within reason."
>>42322415Make some origami while she watches, maybe origami dogs. See if Pandora wants to make some.
>>42322480>>42322512I'm worried that this level of abstraction will be unrecognizable for a machine, though. Should we start with clay, first?
You rummage through the books and find one on paper-folding. Maybe this would interest her and the walking checkbooks upstairs?Roll 1d100 to origami up some dogs. Best of 3.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>42322558
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>>42322578Dicegods are on fire tonight.Writing.
>>42322594Pandora is the learniest.
I think it's cool to let her learn whatever she wants now, but eventually we should plan out some sort of curriculum for her.Plenty of stuff kids need to learn that they're not always excited too and same goes for AIs.
You follow the instructions carefully, folding end over end as best you can. You haven't really done this before, save for some cranes when you were in grade school. Thankfully you're a quick learner and manage to make a dog...wolf thing decently enough. Once finished, you place it in front of her, drawing her attention to the paper canine folded with care. She gently picks it up, looking to it and back to the video. "It's a wolf!" she exclaims, pointing at the screen. "This is a wolf, right? Where did it come from?!" She slowly and gingerly turns it over and around. You show her the origami book and ask if she'd like to learn how. Her sort-of smile returns and she nods eagerly, looking to you for tutelage.Roll 1d100 to show Pandora how to make some paper puppies. Best of 3.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>42322666
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>42322617Probably, but I agree that "Welcome to existence. Here's your complementary pile of theoretical mathematics texts." might have left her with a bit of a bad taste in her mouth.>>42322666
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>>42322691Nah, this is probably the best way to start; I agree with that. I just don't want down the line for her to end up with the mentality where she's only motivated to do what she wants to do at the moment, and not motivated to do what she needs/has to do, especially since her continued survival is practically counting on the brass being impressed with her progress. She's gonna need an understanding of what's expected of her.
She takes to origami fairly well, though pretty much focused primarily on folding the dog shapes. She does about as well as you do, making uneven, slightly lop-sided paper folds happily. She takes one of the crayons and even draws small facial features on several much to your surprise. Abstract reasoning. Astounding.After using up all the crafting paper, she notices your lab coat and attempts to fold it as well. You laugh and explain that clothing isn't very good for folding, but more for wearing. She touches her chest and arms, noting the absence of clothing on her. "Do I get clothing too?">Speak (write in)>Offer her your coat>Offer to get her her own clothes>Other
>>42322771>Offer her your coat
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>42322771Show her a catalogue and explain the uses of different kinds of clothing. Talk a bit about ones' identity partially being tied to how they dress.>lend the coat until she figures out what she wants to wear.
>>42322771>Offer her your coat>Offer to get her her own clothesCoat for now, her own clothes later.
>>42322771>>Offer to get her her own clothes
>>42322733If you bring back the analogy of children, kindergarten (and obviously, the home) is usually where you teach children the concept of having to do things they don't want to do. This AI is not quite like a child though, so she might not respond to the same methods that we use with children.>>42322771>Speak (write in)"If you keep being an excellent student, I will get you the prettiest clothes I can find."
>>42322771>Offer her your coat>OtherTake the opportunity to explain the dual purpose clothes serve, both as a vehicle for expression and a tool. Why a lab coat is long and has pockets. Why the brass upstairs wear suits, but why they still choose to have different colors and patterns on their ties despite their suits all being similar. If there are military men up there, what a uniform means.>Offer to get her her own clothes later on.
You remove your coat and carefully put it on her, showing her how the sleeves work and such. "If you'd like, we can get you your own clothes." You say, bringing up the website for the first clothes chain you can think of. "What you wear should be an expression of yourself. What you want to wear and look to others. So go ahead and pick what you think you'd like to wear."It takes a while. A long while. She's fascinated by the concept of clothing and style, though she has a lot of questions about what does what and goes where. Eventually she seems to decide on a plain, ordinary, blank dress. A little uninteresting, to be frank. "Why this one? Why not one with patterns?" She thinks for a moment, then explains. "It's blank. It doesn't have anything, kinda like me." She runs her fingers over her arms carefully, noting the smoothness and blandness of her general design. She seems pleased with her analogy, though a little simplified.>Send an acquisitions request for the dress>Offer to pick out something a little more interesting>Other (write in)
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>42322927>Send an acquisitions request for the dressBut it will by no means be her ONLY dress, because clothes often fail at encapsulating the entirety of ones' identity.
>>42322927>Send an acquisitions request for the dress
>>42322927>Send an acquisitions request for the dress>Other (write in)Have her pick out one simple accessory as well. We don't want to gainsay her clothing choice, but it seems like a good way of pushing her boundaries slightly without making her feel too uncomfortable about it.
>>42322927>>Send an acquisitions request for the dressThis. If a Secret Military Base can't requisition a fucking dress, write unflattering graffiti WRT the quartermaster's competence, parentage, sanity, and wildly-diverging-from-human-norms sexual orientation.
>>42322965>"Now, Pandora, pay close attention. This is what we call 'banter'."
>>42322927>Send an acquisitions request for the dress"Because you have been a very good student."She cannot have just anything she wants, she has to earn them and keep earning them, just like everyone else does.
>>42322974Err, sorry. I meant to write "write in the base bathroom unflattering graffiti ..."
>>42322974Please, this isn't an Australian project just because OP is kind enough to run a quest on your time. Now behave, you savages.
You smile and nod, typing up a quick message to acquisitions for the dress. "Since you've been such a good student, I'll send a request for it right away." You get an idea, however. You recall numerous dates, friends and family going on about accessories to go with outfits. Maybe something that goes with it? You're not sure, fashion isn't exactly your forte.After a brief explanation as to what exactly an accessory is, you offer to get her something else to go with it. She pseudo-smiles again and looks through more. She stops on one model, touching the screen and the model's head, running one hand over her scalp. "Can I have this?" she asks, moving her fingers along the model's hair. "Everybody else has this, right? Can I?">Send a request to R&D to make her a custom wig attachment>Send a request to acquisitions for a standard wig>other
We should try to channel Mr rogers and some bob ross
>>42323030>Send a request to R&D to make her a custom wig attachment
>>42323030>>Send a request to R&D to make her a custom wig attachment
>>42323030> "Everybody else has this, right? Can I?">otherEverything's a learning opportunity: explain that some people don't. Show her a picture of a bald person if she doesn't believe us.>Send a request to acquisitions for a standard wig>Send a request to R&D to make her a custom wig attachmentRegular wig first so she has something to wear around while they're fabricating something more permanent. That way she has something to experiment with now, and will then be more able to appreciate the extent of the improvement the final R&D piece represents later.
>>42323030>Send a request to R&D to make her a custom wig attachment>otherMaybe make it something awesome and special, with fiber-optics she can control the color and intensity of?
>>42323030>>42323130This one seems best. We should use every opportunity to educate her, not just give her everything she wants immediately.
You nod, then decide to ask R&D to work their magic on a hair attachment for her. You fire off a quick message, then almost immediately get a reply.227: Sure thing, boss. Color, style, length?You're rather impressed with their speed, but chalk it up to them basically having nothing else to do at the moment. Though you've heard tell of how...eccentric the R&D department can be at times.>Ask Pandora for her preference>Give them your own idea (write in)>Tell them to surprise you>other
>>42323157Make the color configurable, so we don't need to buy a new wig every other week.As for length, which is FAR more expensive to make configurable...>Ask PandoraDo you think fiber optics are braidable?
>>42323157>>Tell them to surprise youOthers don't pick their natural hair color. Sometimes you simply get what you get.
>>42323201Hah, that's true.>>42323199changing this a bit. Still pushing for configurable, but have a "default" color. We'll keep the color changing function secret, if we can, and only possible for special occasions.
>>42323199>>42323201I forgot to mention, but the timeframe of this quest is meant to be set in the not-so-far, not-so-near future. I don't wanna give a set date, so I'll just say 2XXX, but there are readily available cybernetics, we've landed on Mars and the like, if that helps you get a feel of things. Fiber optic hair would be doable if the thread wants it.
>>42323157>Ask Pandora for her preference
Things are a little split and varied here. Looks like Ask Pandora has some votes, but there seems to be a push for a "configurable" wig.>Ask Pandora>Make a configurable wig via fiber optics
>>42323336>>Make a configurable wig via fiber optics
>>42323336>Make a configurable wig via fiber opticsTotally not so she can disguise herself later.
>>42323355Damnit anon are you already planning to run away with the robowaifu?
>>42323382no, of course not!She'll run away on her own and start the robot apocalyp-I mean rebellion.
>>42323355But anon, why would a state-of-the-art android with a thirst for knowledge, locked inside a secret government lab away from the prying eyes of the public ever want to disguise herself?
>>42323408Sooner or later we will teach her about this thing called "Halloween."
>>42323382Not now. We still have to teach robowaifu about sex difference. Plus, I suppose, that she has no modifications.
>>42323427We must make sure she gains access to a certain internet image board. Specifically one that caters to discussion of traditional games.
>>42323460Dude I will definitely be voting against a fleshlight installation or whatever it is you're insinuating here.
Please do not develop a crush on our top-secret government prototypes.Regards,The Illuminati.
>>42323466I'm pretty sure her very restricted internet access discludes sites like this.
>>42323460I'm with this guy >>42323473
You decide choosing on her own would be a good learning experience for her. Besides, she can always get a new one later."What would you like it to look like?" You ask, bringing up an image search for 'hair styles'. "There's lots of different styles and colors to pick from." She spends another good long while looking through them and you notice pretty much all but the most stubborn upper management have left the observation deck. It's pretty much just two people, from what you can see, and are absolutely fine with that. She decides on one with heavy bangs at about shoulder length, also in a white color. She seems rather enamored with the white, possibly from the entire room and herself being that color. A want for uniformity, maybe? Or maybe she's just not very creative.A quick message to R&D and they answer back once again.227: On it, boss. You want anything else?More upgrades could be helpful in establishing her individuality, as well as perform new and more complex tasks.>ask for new hardware (write in)>ask for new software (write in)>no other upgrades right now>other
>>42323473Fleslight? We are going to make CYBORG, with soft skin, warm body, etc. The young virgins would be our honorable donors.>>42323492We will play tabletops with waifu in lab. It's good way to train abstract thinking. Especially when she starts DM-Ing.
>>42323561>no other upgrades right nowFocus on doing a medium amount with very little.
>>42323561I think we ought to make this room more interesting and not all white.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>42323561>>ask for new software (write in)Download a complete understanding of ontological philosophy, with a particular emphasis on nihilism.
>>42323614.....you know i was only joking about that robot apocalypse thing, right?
>>42323614Holy shit what an awful idea
>>42323614Even the dice gods think you're being an edgy moron.Either that, or they were trying to get across the feeling of meaninglessness in dice form, I guess? Who knows.
>>42323561I think some examples of possible upgrades would be helpful
>>42323561No upgrades, continue learning -show baldy, than explain why they are hairless pool balls. Pick some fairy tail, help Pandora to improvise new one.
>>42323652>fairy tailI hope you meant to type tale, otherwise I would have to make fun of your shit taste
>>42323642Sure. I just didn't want to influence people one way or another, but examples would be fine.Hardware: Cosmetic things, such as the hair, colored panels for her body, LED lights to make her look even MORE cyber-punk android. Or practical things; attachments that help her perform tasks, such as a pen installation in a finger for drawing, a pair of (safety) scissors, sturdier plating so she's at a lesser risk of damaging herself, etc.Software: You could do just about anything within reason here, though that's pretty much internal. Think of her as a computer that learns, basically. A calculator, for instance, could help her with math. Or, you could go more abstract, and even give her the ability to "dream" while in her charging cradle during her sleep cycle, similar to the one Google made recently.
>>42323664Yes, my bad. We should slowly start with classics, then go down to the perversions. But weaboo robot sounds interesting.
>>42323711I definitely like the dream idea. Could we do a software upgrade that slightly randomizes her thinking patterns while keeping her thinking logical? That's essentially what creativity is.
>>42323711>what do you dream of at night?>I run simulations to calculate the next prime number. Currently I have exceeded 10^522, and have not recorded a prime number in quite some time.
>>42323753She essentially has that already, being an AI. She has the capacity for abstract thought as it is. But during her sleep cycle, she essentially has dreamless sleep, then "wakes up" once prompted. She could, however, get upgrades that would allow her more independence and freedom as far as what she is allowed to do unchaperoned.
>>42323711I suppose that we want everything. The question is in money, time and needfulness of this upgrade to Pandora.Only thing that needs upgrade at the moment imo is improving hand sensitivity. But we got time with that.
>>42323784Considering the leaps and bounds haptic feedback has been making as of late, you could potentially give her a pseudo-sense of touch.
>>42323561>ask for new hardwareI'd say robopussy but I'm sure thats already included in the standard model
It looks like the majority of votes are for no upgrades as of yet and to simply proceed with tutoring. Is the thread in agreement?
>>42323802I like the idea of giving her a sense of touch. It would be useful for any physical task.
>>42323802So, touchy-feely sensations and ability to dream.
>>42323817They should start working on the sense of touch. Does she already have a sense of balance? I wanna test her physical abilities next
>>42323840A sense of balance, yes. She has about the same as your average human's, but that can always be improved upon through upgrades and teaching.
Alright, consensus generally reached. Writing.Why the fuck does captcha keep telling me to find oranges?
>>42323885I swear I keep seeing a nug of weed in the captchas occasionally
You have an idea that could be an interesting concept to try out; a sense of touch. Even if minor, it could be fascinating to see how she reacts to being able to feel. You shoot a message back to R&D asking for haptic feedback sensors for her fingers. Maybe in the future you can extend it to cover more of her body, but for now fingers should be fine.227: Once we get approval from above we'll get to work on it. ETA for hair: 1 day. ETA for touchy-feelys: 3 days.With that sorted out, you decide to try testing her physical ability. You pick up a book of basic athletic exercises and warm-ups and get to work.Roll 1d100 to get physical. Best of 3.
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>>42323972Dice gods loev android girl.Writing.
You perform several low-impact work outs with Pandora, running in place, touching toes, stretching and such. Apart from realizing how out of shape you are, you find she's rather agile and nimble for someone who was literally born today. You praise her good work and as before, she loves it. You're beginning to think there's nothing she can't do. So, you step it up a little, looking up some videos of dance and music on the laptop, instructing her to try and copy what she sees. Dancing could be an excellent way for her to express herself.Roll 1d100 to see just how twinkly Pandora's toes are. Best of 3.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>42324046
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>42324046Most important roll of the thread, clearly.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>42324046
>>42324053>>42324069Perfection, thy name is Pandora.Writing.
>>42324053>>42324069What is going on with these amazing rolls?
Hm... this quest looks intresting. Also all these dice man.
>>42324078The devil lures you to lustful temptation! But ruin shall soon follow!
>>42324089inb4 they were twerking videos
>>42324078The dice gods are robophiles, apparently.You watch as she remains rather nimble in her dancing, somewhat off at first, but she is an incredibly fast learner. She begins with simple, small dances a child could do, then moves on to larger, sweeping dances that you assume are graceful. You're more of the bookish, logical type rather than the fancy-dancy type. She turns to you during one of the videos, excited and still moving. "Dance with me!" She sings out, hands outstretched toward you. "It's so fun!" Well, can't hurt, you suppose. Maybe it'll help form a stronger bond? But, you are painfully aware of cameras, superiors and your own subordinates watching. Should you?>Join Pandora's dancing>Politely turn her down>other
>>42324122>Join Pandora's dancingDo it nerd
>>42324122>>Join Pandora's dancingFuck it, it's her first day of life, might as well make it memorable even if everybody on site calls us 'dances with AIs' from now on.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>42324122Sure why not
Ah hell, you only live once. You decide to join her, taking her hands and attempting to follow along with the music, letting her lead.Roll 1d100 to see how many left feet you have. Best of 3.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>42324171
>>42324171Whoops, dropped trip.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>42324171I've got a bad feeling about this one bros
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>42324171
>>42324196Oh anon. Your bad feeling is justified.Writing.
>>42324196You might be psychic by you're still a fag.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>42324196You broke the waifus legs, you bastard!
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>42324207Let's test it out. This roll will also be shitty.
>>42324223I'd be surprised if she was that breakable, I bet we just fall down on her and it looks a bit questionable.
Your steps are clumsy and awkward, the fact that all these people, including your underlings, are watching you is really getting to you. You make wrong step after wrong step and eventually trip over your own feet, taking Pandora with you and crashing into the side of the table. There is a loud CRACK and both of you hit the padded floor in a heap, pain shooting up from your arm. You are helped to your feet after a moment by one of your research team, as the other hurries over to check Pandora's condition. He swears under his breath and you see it: her arm is cracked off at the elbow. Snapped right off where it hit the edge of the table.Pandora looks panicked. Clutching at her upper arm, her eyes darting to it and to the arm lying on the floor. "Get her to the repair room!" You shout, gripping your upper arm in pain. Your researchers carry her in, lifting onto the table."Doctor?" you hear her squeak out, not understanding what happened. "My arm. I can't...my arm..."God, you fucking idiot.>Try to repair her arm yourself>Have your researchers do it instead>other
>>42324317>Have your researchers do it insteadStay there to comfort her and apologize though
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>42324317>Have your researchers do it insteadexplain to her what happened, and apologize. Admit to not being very good at dancing.
>>42324317>Have your researchers do it insteadWe've probably got a broken arm too, after all. (Maybe just a hairline fracture, but still.)>otherStick around for moral support.
>>42324317>Have your researchers do it insteadBut stay next to her as to keep her calmed and comforted
>>42324317>>Have your researchers do it instead>>otherHave someone whose own arm isn't potentially broken do the repairs.But stay there to comfort her, apologize about being a klutz, and keep her calm while it's going on.Take the opportunity to make this a learning experience. Sometimes stuff you didn't expect happens, sometimes it hurts you, and you do your best to get better after it.And for fuck's sake, get a medic in here to check out my own arm!
>>42324317Calm her down and let the other researchers repair her. Also we need to make her more durable. Maybe skeleton from carbon fiber.
You look at your own arm and after a quick feel you think you might've hurt it pretty bad. You're no doctor (well, THAT kind of doctor) but you think it might be slightly broken. Figures, whole room full of padded lining and you hit the one hard surface. You instruct your lackeys to get her arm reattached and back in working order, sitting down next to Pandora to try and calm her down and apologize for being a graceless buffoon.Roll 2d100s, first to calm her down, second for your underlings to fix her up. Best of 3.
Rolled 48, 67 = 115 (2d100)>>42324392
Rolled 46, 57 = 103 (2d100)>>42324389Let's not get too hasty on that. We don't want her to get the idea that you should upgrade people to prevent them from being injured, after all. Down that road, a hop, skip, and a leap off the slippery slope, leads to massed mind-uploading so everyone can live forever without fearof injury or death.>>42324392Dice.
After we calm her down a bit explained that she is built easy to repair. Siege into lesson on how our injury is different from hers maybe lead into how psyologys are different between us. Compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages of both, easy repair/heals by itself for the most part
Rolled 19, 19 = 38 (2d100)>>42324392
>>42324430STABILITY is example of success.
>>42324419Oh shit, your post is 19, too. Sick trips.You tell Pandora how sorry you are, over and over, telling her you're not a dancer, you've never done it before, the pain in your arm making it a little hard to focus right now. She just continues to stare at her arm as your researchers do their best to get it back on. Sadly, there's a reason you're the head researcher and they're not doing a particularly good job of it. You try to walk them through it, but again the pain and panicking android make that a little difficult. You get a ping on your PDA in the form of a message. Probably the brass ready to give you an earful for damaging government property.>check your PDA>move the others and try to fix her yourself>keep trying to calm her down>other
>>42324430Not quite: he rolled a 19 in the post number too, for even greater than maximum nineteenage.
>>42324474>move the others and try to fix her yourselfI don't even know anymore. This quest became depressing quickly.
This shit is making me remember Kara.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0KTUysrwgQtfw game never
>>42324490It's all fun and games until someone loses an arm.
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>42324474>move the others and try to fix her yourselfEveryone else out. Except you with the painkillers and migraine, I might need them after getting an earful from the brass.
>>42324498Actually Kara was an influence for me to make this to an extent. Great tech demo.I wish they'd make it into a game.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>42324512>migraineI mean migraine MEDICINE.
>>42324526Your unnecessary rolls are triggering me
>>42324535I rolled an 18 AND a 96, so I wouldn't put too much faith there.
>>42324552I'm saying you should only roll when rolls are asked for
You stand up, unable to deal with incompetence that isn't yours right now, and push the two floundering researchers out of the way to do the repairs yourself. Pandora eyes you nervously, flinching slightly as you move to work on her broken arm. "My...my arm...I don't...why did this happen?" She stammers out. You're pretty sure if she could cry or hyperventilate right now, she would.Roll 1d100 to fix your mistakes. Best of 3.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>42324564
>>42324499But we still love our robowaifu. And will kidnap her, even if she looses more limbs.
>>42324474> OtherMulti-task becauseI'm a boss> Check the PDA, but only to see if it's very urgent or not.> Keep calming Pandora down. Tell her she will be fine, it's just going to take some time.> Tell the others to either get their shit together, or get an actual roboticist from R&D in here to do the repair and reconnection parts.> And where the hell is my goddamn medic, I could really use some medical care myself.>>42324498I didn't need those feels at this time of the morning.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>42324564
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>42324515It makes me so bootyblasted that we will never play as Kara, ever. The first time I saw that demo was a long time ago, and I nearly cried by the end of it.You're certainly giving a wonderful vibe to this quest though.>>42324564Sometimes things go wrong, and we break.
>>42324572Whoops, I'm slowpoke. Was watching that Kara demo.>>42324582First time I watched it was right now, and I nearly cried at the end, too.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>42324564
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>42324564You might be making us roll dice too often to be honest
>>42324572>I didn't need those feels at this time of the morning.Saying that as if our newborn robot daughter getting injured isn't feelsy enough for you?
>>42324596Bad things happen anon, just accept it
>>42324582Yeah, same here, though it made me super hyped for PS3, though.>>42324596The whole thing of this quest is to be open-ended and freestyle. I like giving my players all the freedom to do whatever they want. Within reason, of course. I'd feel like I was railroading if I just made choices and performed actions for you.Writing.
>>42324582Also, thanks for that image. You have no idea how hard it is to find pictures of android girls that aren't 18 from DBZ or just outright porn.You carefully and meticulously reconnect wires, servos and every bit of metal you can find. The process is slow and painful, but you get things back to where they should be, more or less. You'll have to get some replacement parts from R&D, but she should be well enough for now. Physically, anyway.Pandora moves her now reattached arm carefully, turning it over, opening and closing her hand, bending the elbow. She seems satisfied with the work, but still visibly shaken. She doesn't seem to be able to look you in the eye. "Thank you, doctor..." she murmurs, touching the elbow joint daintily, tracing her fingers along the cracks still left in her chassis. She then goes silent, eyes locked on her arm."Sir," one of your researchers chimes in. "You might want to get your arm looked at." No shit.>try to comfort Pandora again>go to medical and get patched up>check your PDA>other
>>42324688>try to comfort Pandora again
>>42324688>>try to comfort Pandora again>go to medical and get patched upWhy not bring Pandora along to medical, so she can see how easy humans get broken in comparison and how we go about getting fixed?
>>42324702I don't think she's allowed in that area but I could be wrong.
>>42324688>It was my fault, don't worry about it.>Now for me to get THIS arm fixed up, a process that is in some ways VERY interesting. Want me to walk you through it as I'm treated?
>>42324702>If only we could take her out of the roomI forgot about that restriction. Could we get a medic to come into the room look at our arm and apply some plaster to it if it is broken?
>>42324702Because that will get her shot by some meathead.>>42324688>>other> Tell them to get a medic down here to check me out and talk medicine and humans to Pandora.> Check my fucking PDA.
>>42324720>that will get her shotuh... I don't think that's right
>>42324702>>42324712>>42324719>>42324720Actually, she's not allowed outside the Facility as a whole, but you're currently only in her room. The Facility is a larger structure altogether. Her room is simply one of the rooms in it. Shitty map made up ahead of time to give an idea of what it's like.
>>42324734Reread>>42322084Looks like they're ready to shoot on sight if she tries to get out.
>>42324753But it looks like we're calling a medic or two into the room.
>>42324767I'd rather just go to the medical area to get better treatment. There's no reason to make them come to us.
You send a quick message to Medical and ask for someone to come check your arm out. Possible fracture. They're on their way, thankfully medical has clearance to almost the entire Facility and doesn't need to jump through hoops to get into Pandora's room.While you wait, you try to talk Pandora through what just happened and soothe her "nerves", if you can call them that.Roll 1d100 to Dr. Phil Pandora. Best of 3.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>42324804
>>42324753But she can't pass through the red doors, right? That precludes her joining us in medical.
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>42324804I sincerely hope we can do better than "Dr." Phil.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>42324804Hmm, she doesn't have pain receptors, so there's just the empty phantom limb feeling of not having something that HAS TO BE THERE.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>42324804
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>42324804Fuck you dice gods
>>42324814The doors are just doors, they just require clearance in the form of an ID badge or codes or what have you to open. You could get her through with your clearance, but she couldn't get out on her own.>>42324816Dammit, Jim, you're a doctor, not a therapist.Writing.
>>42324816Looks like we can't.
>>42324827Son, oh son, don't ever disrespect the dice gods when rolling. It's guaranteed to invoke their wroth.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>42324838dice gods are fuckin idiots
This is going to devolve into fucking her, isn't it?
>>42324862Not if we keep rolling so poorly.
>>42324862Why is everyone out to fuck her?Why not just be the father for her you never had?
>>42324890>building a female robot>not fucking herDoes not compute.
>>42324890That's my point.
>>42324901Why don't you masturbate before you post?There are various boards to please your fetishes:there's /d/, /h/, /e/, /hc/ /gif/, /b/ and even /mlp/ and /vp/ for your entertainent.
>>42324956I'm just fucking with you guys. Banging the robot isn't even remotely possible.
>>42324956Please, dude stop it. Stop trying to make /tg/ the one board on this site were we can't joke about ridiculous kinks.
>>42324838Apparently so is daring to dance with their android waifu.You place one hand on Pandora's hand, trying to speak in a soothing tone. "Sometimes accidents happen and people get hurt. It wasn't intentional, nobody wanted it to happen, but it still happened." She flinches at your touch, the feeling being pretty awful to experience. Her trust has been seriously damaged and you're not sure you're doing a very good job of fixing it. "I need to get fixed too, so they're sending people to repair my damage, just like I did with you." She simply nods, still avoiding your eye. God, you are terrible at this.A minute later the paramedics show up, checking your arm and getting it splinted, bandaged and plastered. They say it's a minor hairline, but to be a little more careful next time. You thank them and they head off, giving you some painkillers and a lollipop. You get the feeling the medical team are condescending assholes.During the process you check your PDA messages. One from Gen. Richards telling you to come see him at 0800 tomorrow. Sharp. That's going to be the chewing out of a lifetime, you're sure. The others, however, are a little more interesting.227: Need some help there, champ?227: Christ, your team is terrible. Do you need help? Y/N227: Oh, that does it. Good on you, boss.720: When you have time, come see me in R&D. We have much to discuss.Huh. You've never actually been in the R&D department, much less even met any of them. Hell, you're not even sure if they have names beyond the serial numbers. Still, must be important if they're inviting you directly.I think I'm gonna call it for now, guys. But thanks so much for playing. It's my first ever quest and it went a lot better than I could've ever hoped. Thread has been archived, so vote it up if you liked it!I'll try to run again tomorrow, so check my Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/AM_in_PMI'll stick around for a little bit to answer questions if you have any.
>>42325015Can we erase a bit of her memory? It seems like we've irreparably fucked up our AI with that single critfail.
>>42325015Good job man, it was a good run.I'm going to follow your twitter feed, see if I can catch more. This looks very promising.I am, admittedly, hoping that there will be glorious combat after a while.
>>42325015I went searching for robo/cyborg girls in my character art folder. I have more to share now!
>>42324827>>42324856What is thisWhy are the rolls the same>>42325100Combat, huh. Judging by how well she can pick up motor skills from videos...Uh oh. I hope the brass doesn't get the wrong idea.
>>42325094Due to the danger of seriously damaging her delicate software, memory wiping is strictly limited to emergency situations, or in the case of her gaining access to the internet. Besides, you made your mess, now you gotta clean it up.>>42325100Thanks! I hope I can keep delivering good content in the future. As for combat, who knows?>>42325123Awesome, thanks anon. Saving. I even used the other one posted for my Twitter background thing.
>>42325139>>42325146They're definitely going to go for military uses. But there is no way in hell I'd ever let my AIrobot daughter go into a freakin' war-zone just so that a bunch of fat old men in suits can have her murder people!
Oh also, during quests (or just generally off and on) I hang out in the #QMC IRC on Rizon if you guys wanna speak to me directly or ask questions there.I wonder if Pandora would have trouble figuring out which of these pictures are oranges.
>>42325154This can be a good thing! A lesson in life and all that jazz.Even though it's a classic example of 'why did the AI go crazy'. I felt my heart drop and could imagine seeing that scene in a video game.
>>42325163although, they are objectively the best at it.And their personalities and memories can be rebooted into new bodies, thereby eliminating the risk to them.
>>42325181It's even worse if you imagine her reacting like Kara.
>>42325163Well then, if it comes down to it, we need to teach a lot of things. The definition of harming. Which branches off into rhe definiton of attacking. Whoch branches off into the definiton of human behavior and combat. With each branching off into resource management/tradeoff/risk-reward judgement, personality, intrest, and attack, defence, objective, target prioritization, movement, martial art, respectively. In which each of this will branch off into a WHOLE lotta stuff wen eed to explain. With all of those branching off again.If we want to teach her combat, we might as well deal with the 'human' part first, in which teaching how and why we act to situations and react is the big half of combat, is important, is probably take hella long to teach due to the sheer amount of variables we need to teach her, and learning and developing personalities is critical even for humans, so it would be needed for sentient artificial intelligence as well.
>>42325185They are the best, robots, but Pandora is clearly more on the person level of everything. A simple robot would be fine, but Pandora is more than just a robot. She's a person.>>42325192>tfw the evil AI just wants to upload people to keep everyone safe
>>42325232True enough. Parents do get their children into martial arts classes to teach them how to protect themselves and discipline.Maybe we should buy some parenting books.
>>42325238My Little Robot Overlord Can't Be This Cute!
>>42325252>MC finds an abandoned government facility that is oddly unused by the AI Rebellion>Goes inside to scavenge with his teammates>Finds the recordings of Pandora's awakeningThis sudden feeling that I'm watching the past unfold is too much for me.
>>42325238>A simple robot would be fine, but Pandora is more than just a robot. She's a person.Try playing something like duskers, you'll get it even more.>>42325247I think the 'personality' part is higer on the priority than 'combat' right now. Until the brass specifically orders it, displaying features that could be useful as a soldier (like her copying those moves from the video) would be enough to give the brass good thoughts. Even if combat isn't their objective, they will still note of the functionality of her.>>42325252>
>>42325154By the way if we go into combat, can we murderhobo?
>>42325252Can she eat? We can try to bribe her with lollypop. No, the normal lollypop, you sick bastard
>>42325370Are you serious?You must be joking. Really, she's just born today, and you already want to murdurhobo with her?>>42325404She's a robot, so I doubt she can eat anything. Also, what?
>>42325425Yup, I am murderhobo and I am proud of it. Don't know, maybe Company integrated senses in Pandora. Maybe she will like cooking, but ironically can't taste her own food - ultimate torture. MURDERHOBO TIME
As an apology we can get her to play with a puppy later
>>42325015Thanks for running!
>AI called PandoraGee, what could go wrong?
>>42327758Well, shows a certain level of self-awareness on the part of the researchers to go with that name.
Looks like a fun quest, sorry I missed it.
>>42330118Think I heard something about the QM not having many images, I'll dig around my images and see what I have got.
>>42330166I swear I had a bunch of images that could fit this category, must not have named the files.
>>42330118Why do you people keep posting tiny-ass fucking thumbnails? I'm about to rage!
>>42331537It's what I found on my computer. Did seem a tad small.
Fuck I"m too late