Posts tagged ‘robots’

November 9, 2019

Robots just wanna have Fun

by duncanr

it’s playtime for nine Mini Cheetah robots at MIT’s Biomimetics lab

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December 30, 2018

Good strategy

by allthoughtswork

20+ Cynical Comics That Will Have You Exhaling Quickly Through Your Nose


October 25, 2018

Kill it! Kill it with fire!

by allthoughtswork

March 12, 2018

Skynet doesn’t want you to watch this

by allthoughtswork

February 11, 2018

Uncanny valley officially breached

by allthoughtswork

The uncanny valley is when “humanoid objects which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit uncanny, or strangely familiar, feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers.”

This is one of those times.

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September 1, 2015

Wire Cutters

by duncanr

two robots mining a distant planet meet up and . . .

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August 30, 2011

Two Chatbots Converse

by duncanr

Watch what happens when two Chatbox robets at Cornell Creative Machines Lab are hooked up together to see how they converse with one another

October 24, 2008

Redesigning the wheel

by Carmen

Whoooo, scary! The New Scientist magazine has discovered that the Pentagon are advertising for contractors to provide a “Multi-Robot Pursuit System” that will let packs of robots “search for and detect a non-cooperative human”.  One expert they asked for his views on this development said….. 

“What we have here are the beginnings of something designed to enable robots to hunt down humans like a pack of dogs. Once the software is perfected we can reasonably anticipate that they will become autonomous and become armed. We can also expect such systems to be equipped with human detection and tracking devices including sensors which detect human breath and the radio waves associated with a human heart beat. These are technologies already developed.”

Another commentator said……

“This is a clear step towards one of the main goals of the US Army’s Future Combat Systems project, which aims to make a single soldier the nexus for a large scale robot attack. Independently, ground and aerial robots have been tested together and once the bits are joined, there will be a robot force under command of a single soldier with potentially dire consequences for innocents around the corner.”

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