Robot Round-Up

Discussion in 'New Science' started by Anonymous, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    There's eagles currently that have been trained to bring down drones .. I find that comforting .. my money's on the eagles, armed drone or not, every time the eagle's going to win.
     
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  2. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Some birds (and humans) have been mangled a bit by the rotating blades. Quite bad injuries, too.
     
  3. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    A robot snake climbing a tree, this link's 7 years old so apologies if it's been posted before, I've just found it ..

     
  4. MorningAngel

    MorningAngel Abominable Snowman

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  5. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    Terminator style, we will use Alsatian dogs to warn us who the robots are .. nothing to worry about yet.
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    JRTs would be better, they could also destroy the robots.
     
  7. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    How to make a cute little bristle bot (from a tooth brush) :cool2:

     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Sexbots could have drawbacks. You might get more than a petite mort.

    Your future sex robot could be hacked and programmed to murder you
    September 11th, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    It’s the year 2097. There you are enjoying the 84th season of House of Cards on your Wi-Fi enabled neural implant when your significant other walks into the room. Sure, she isn’t human, but she sure looks like it, and she has that look in her eye that tells you that she wants to get a little freaky. You float to the bedroom on your hoverboard and are beginning to disrobe when — BOOM — she strangles you to death with her cold robot hands. Your sex robot was hacked and now you’re dead. Welcome to the future.

    There’s been a lot of talk recently about the dangers of AI, with folks like Elon Musk sounding the alarm and suggesting the very real possibility that we may be on the brink of engineering our own demise. Cybersecurity guru Dr. Nick Patterson of Deakin University in Australia has now jumped into the conversation, warning that it isn’t just artificially intelligent military systems or infrastructure that could pose a threat, but sex robots as well.

    Speaking with the Daily Star, Patterson notes that the potential for hackers to target robots designed for intimacy could put users at risk.

    “Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like in some cases knives or welding devices,” Patterson says. “Often these robots can be upwards of 200 pounds, and very strong. Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot. The last thing you want is for a hacker to have control over one of these robots. Once hacked they could absolutely be used to perform physical actions for an advantageous scenario or to cause damage.” ...

    http://bgr.com/2017/09/11/sex-robot-hack-security-cyborg/
     
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  10. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    I've heard so many of these 'X could be hacked to kill/maim/ruin you' stories. Too much paranoia!
     
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    Naughty_Felid No longer interesting

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    Yeah but the hacked sexbot is the one we should all be worried about.
     
  12. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    I feel technology has needlessly complicated masturbation. Why make it the be all and end all of your life that you* go to such ludicrous lengths for an orgasm?

    *Not "you" in particular, NF!
     
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  13. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Isn't the alternative even more complicated? For men anyway.
    Having to wine and dine, woo, dance around and huff and puff for a few moments of bliss. Barmy.
     
  14. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    To be honest I prefer a nice chat to sex anyway.
     
  15. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    AUTOMATICA 4k - Robots Vs Music

     
  16. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    How can I like that a million times?
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Strewth!

    A sex robot needs a little downtime after receiving a bit too much attention from randy “barbarians” at an Austrian electronics fair.

    The ersatz lover — an interactive silicone doll named Samantha — was the star attraction at the Ars Electronica Festival in the city of Linz, where sex-crazed men mounted her and groped her bulbous breasts.

    “She was heavily soiled,” Samantha’s developer Sergi Santos told the Daily Star.

    “People can be bad. Because they did not understand the technology and did not have to pay for it, they treated the doll like barbarians,” said Santos, who runs Synthea Amatus, a company based in Barcelona.

    Samantha has been sent back to Spain for repairs – and plenty of sanitizing.

    Even though the robot’s body parts were badly damaged, the software still worked.

    “Hi, I’m fine,” she told Santos after he asked her how she was doing after her ordeal. ...

    http://nypost.com/2017/09/27/sex-robot-heavily-soiled-by-barbarians-at-tech-fair/
     
  18. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    Coal Gentleman, scholar, acrobat.

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    Wow, that robot has more rights than the actual women...
     
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  20. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    Apparently, yes ...
     
  21. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    I'm also not convinced that the Saudis, even if they have got bottomless resources, have managed to create an AI bot that can quickly pick up on sarcasm Blade Runner references .. and also smile at the appropriate put down moment .. that thing's being remotely controlled on some level ..
     
  22. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    These robots are freaky-deaky. They remind me of the walker machines in Star Wars. Or the ED209 from Robocop.
     
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    Robot animals - some interesting beasties but in their right mind wants a robotic tarantula - especially a room full of the buggers!
     
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    Impressive - they kinda look like they're walking backwards.
     
  25. maximus otter

    maximus otter Recovering policeman

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    You don't have the "Need to Know."
    I prefer a nice hot cup of tea, but it doesn’t half make my willy sore.

    maximus otter
     
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    Thank you, Boy George from the Spitting Image Book of the 1980s.
     
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  27. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    Robots at a skate park ..

     
  28. Swifty

    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    Slaughterbots .. a science fiction film ..

    People are saying these are almost ready. Shit. (the web address for the company is at the end of this vid) ..

     
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  29. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    The grim reality is that all of what is depicted in that video is technologically possible.
    All of it.
     
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    Swifty Beloved of Ra

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    Yep .... I say take the little bastards down with flamethrowers, fire extinguishers or something similar ... hackers would also find away to electronically jam them I expect.
     
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