Robot Round-Up

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

  1. Coal

    Coal Sure, we're all wrong. Makes complete sense.

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    It's almost as if the whole 'war' thing is a fight to the death.
     
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  2. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Almost.
     
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  3. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Not actually a robot, but I can see this technology being robotised before very long:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40901393
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. MorningAngel

    MorningAngel Great Old One

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    The robot soldiers could be controlled by people far away like playing a video game. Or forget the robots and just fight wars in a Call of Duty style game.
     
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  5. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    They could initially do that, but I suspect the brief will change from 'capture and conquer' to 'exterminate'. In that scenario, humans would not be needed. AI would take over entirely, and you'd have something like Fred Saberhagen's 'Berserkers'.
     
  6. Gambeir

    Gambeir Yeti

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    There's a queer thing about superconduction; that when a substance like mercury changes back from a superconducting magnetic state to it's original state as essentially non-magnetic, there is an electromagnetic pulse released outwards from the mercury.
     
  7. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    How big is that EMP?
    Probably not enough to fry a robot, I suspect.
     
  8. Gambeir

    Gambeir Yeti

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    I ran into this tidbit of info yesterday. I haven't done any further research. Get busy...I only have so much time and energy.

    I don't know, but it's interesting no? You're probably some loaded dude anyways so just go send the staff to collect a few hundred pounds/stones of the mercury, then have them go collect a couple large insulated containers of liquid nitrogen. Simple, just start with a bowl full and super-cool it, then wait for it to defrost. Keep repeating until the lights in the neighborhood go out. Personally I'd stop once the fridge stops running, but this is for science right?
     
  9. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Nope. Not loaded. The investigation ends here, then.
    Ho hum.
     
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  10. Gambeir

    Gambeir Yeti

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    OK, but you get the gist. I'm going to have to look into this more myself.
     
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  11. Swifty

    Swifty Justified and Ancient

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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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  12. 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.
     

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