Robots One Step Closer To Killing Us All

Spidey329

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Think that's interesting, watch the new episode of Through the Wormhole. It's on robotics. Some pretty advanced stuff in the works, they're teaching them how to learn, and how to develop their own language.
 

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If it's so smart, how come it didn't kick the guy's ass who hit him with that wrecking ball?
 

weebling1

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We're safe till someone developes a much better battery, or pocket fission/fusion generator, but the one with the red warning light is scary.

(so dangerous it's got a warning light so you can run....while it laughs....not that running helps... HAclickHAHAclickHAHAHA)
 

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Think that's interesting, watch the new episode of Through the Wormhole. It's on robotics. Some pretty advanced stuff in the works, they're teaching them how to learn, and how to develop their own language.

Scariest thing I have read today. That's where we will lose the advantage.
 

Outamyhead

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At 1.26, it looks like he's starting to rave out, just needs some glo-sticks.
 

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It has often puzzled me why they are trying mimic humans.

2 legs makes little sense. 3-4 are better.
Articulation of fingers should apply to all limbs.
No front or back. Both sides should function equally.
Fixed length geometry. Legs/Arms should be able to get longer or shorter.
2 close set eyes. WTF? At least 3 spaced 120° apart, if not 4. And a Periscope eye that extends upward.
Collapsed mode should be as short as possible, but extended mode should be at least human height to operate human devices.

etc.
 

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At 1:26 I was fearing the robot would try to encourage suicide by performing another overdone Gangnam Style dance...
 

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It has often puzzled me why they are trying mimic humans.

2 legs makes little sense. 3-4 are better.
Articulation of fingers should apply to all limbs.
No front or back. Both sides should function equally.
Fixed length geometry. Legs/Arms should be able to get longer or shorter.
2 close set eyes. WTF? At least 3 spaced 120° apart, if not 4. And a Periscope eye that extends upward.
Collapsed mode should be as short as possible, but extended mode should be at least human height to operate human devices.

etc.
I think function robots based on DOGG from HL and AMEE from Red Planet would be excellent platforms:
amee3_x.jpg

Dog_concept.jpg
 

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It has often puzzled me why they are trying mimic humans.

2 legs makes little sense. 3-4 are better.
Articulation of fingers should apply to all limbs.
No front or back. Both sides should function equally.
Fixed length geometry. Legs/Arms should be able to get longer or shorter.
2 close set eyes. WTF? At least 3 spaced 120° apart, if not 4. And a Periscope eye that extends upward.
Collapsed mode should be as short as possible, but extended mode should be at least human height to operate human devices.

etc.

Us humans are kind of infatuated with ourselves. I mean we love ourselves so much we invented Gods who then invented us because we are just too perfect to exist any other way.
 

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Oh boy...

Not meaning to turn this into a religious debate, but it is true.

most religious text have a phrase like 'So God created mankind in his own image' and all religious text are at a minimum interpreted by man....mostly likely completely invented by man.

We invasion aliens to look like humans

We make robots to look like humans

We see human faces in everything from tree's to toast

Humans seek to see themselves in everything.
 

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I've got a question if anyone can answer. Now I'm not an engineer and can't find anything online pertaining to this so here goes...

Why can't we make robots that run biologically? Still inorganic of course...but do we not have the science and materials to make a robot powered off oxygen and what not? Instead of big ass motors and stuff that need a backpack sized lithium-ion battery to be powered for 30 minutes wouldn't a more biological self-power producing robot be better? Something with artificial muscles, hearts (don't we have robotic hearts now?), circulatory system, etc.

Shouldn't we strive for that more than something like what we see here?
 

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Not meaning to turn this into a religious debate, but it is true.

most religious text have a phrase like 'So God created mankind in his own image' and all religious text are at a minimum interpreted by man....mostly likely completely invented by man.

We invasion aliens to look like humans

We make robots to look like humans

We see human faces in everything from tree's to toast

Humans seek to see themselves in everything.

That's why a Corvette looks like a big penis?
 

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I need a robot that can cut the grass.

you know that's not a bad Idea. They have that stupid robot that roams around your house and vacuums. They could do a solar version of that for your lawn. Only downside would be the obvious theft of the robot.
 

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you know that's not a bad Idea. They have that stupid robot that roams around your house and vacuums. They could do a solar version of that for your lawn. Only downside would be the obvious theft of the robot.

"Grass looks great!! Anyone seen the baby? Or the dog?"
 

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you know that's not a bad Idea. They have that stupid robot that roams around your house and vacuums. They could do a solar version of that for your lawn. Only downside would be the obvious theft of the robot.

The vacuum robot rocks, just give the lawn robot a defensive mode, Shall we call him SLING BLADE?
 

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there have been lawnmowers like that for years, I almost bought one actually, I think it was from honda or some other big name.

these guys have been doing it for a while though: http://www.lawnbott.com
 

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I've got a question if anyone can answer. Now I'm not an engineer and can't find anything online pertaining to this so here goes...

Why can't we make robots that run biologically? Still inorganic of course...but do we not have the science and materials to make a robot powered off oxygen and what not? Instead of big ass motors and stuff that need a backpack sized lithium-ion battery to be powered for 30 minutes wouldn't a more biological self-power producing robot be better? Something with artificial muscles, hearts (don't we have robotic hearts now?), circulatory system, etc.

Shouldn't we strive for that more than something like what we see here?

They haven't invented Mr. Fusion yet.
 

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Us humans are kind of infatuated with ourselves. I mean we love ourselves so much we invented Gods who then invented us because we are just too perfect to exist any other way.
Or we're so infatuated with ourselves we need to mock the notion of a being greater than ourselves.

Funny how you can't escape it either way.
 

Youn

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well, in a way we created the universe, because we come from the universe... we just weren't humans at that point

*mind explodes*
 

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Did you hear about the dyslexic, insomniac, agnostic, who stayed up all night wondering if there is a dog?
 

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If anyone truly thinks life is an accident of chemistry, then you neither believe in mathematics, statistics, or even chemistry. Shit don't happen by accident.
 
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