Just curious…In reading this article I found it a little odd that the rovers were anthromopomorphized they way they were.
I don’t read a lot about this type of technology and wondered if the words used to describe the rovers were for a lay audience. Or is it the designers and those who work with the rovers that use words more associated with humans than machines.
Here are a couple of examples that seemed odd to me:
“The rovers are in **good health ** and in good shape,” said John Callas, the rover project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
“During the storm, each of the rovers spent a couple of weeks sleeping most of the time.”
“The rovers would only **be awake ** a very short amount of time each day to save power.”
And there is a bit of it in the replies to this thread:
“Those two **little guys ** deserve a permanent place in a museum.”
I am just wondering if the more advanced technology becomes, the more people will be describing it using human terms like “awake” and “sleeping” rather than “powered up” or “turned on” or “turned off?”