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Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by Inferi » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:21 am

Aw, hell no.

Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by The57ironman » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:05 am

:badair:

i've said it before , human ingenuity will find ways to deal with cyborg/robot armies


:shooting: :nwo:

Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by Poe2you » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:12 am

Wow, what creepy timing I have for this post. Interesting article at Space.com - and lamonema, never a problem - I enjoy antics :D

Humanoid Robot Hitching Space Ride on Shuttle Discovery
By Stephanie Pappas
LiveScience Senior Writer
posted: 25 October 2010
11:17 am ET

HOUSTON – After 15 years of preparation, the first human-like robot designed for use in space is ready for launch.

The robot helper, called Robonaut 2, is packed in a box-within-a-box and cushioned with foam for its trip on the space shuttle Discovery scheduled to launch Nov. 1.

The humanoid robot, which resembles the torso, head and shoulders of a person, was designed by NASA and General Motors to work alongside astronauts to complete chores and repairs aboard the International Space Station.

Eventually, NASA officials envision these helper robots could be sent into situations deemed too risky for humans.

The humanoid robot has even taken the Twitter world by storm. NASA's robot handlers have been posting messages for the space automaton under the name @AstroRobonaut since late July.

Robots in space

Once aboard the space station, the $2.5 million Robonaut 2 will be tested to be sure it works as expected in the zero gravity environment. Over the next year, the Robonaut 2's developers hope to test the robot on a variety of tasks, including handling flexible fabrics and possibly helping out with some light housework.

"The challenge we accepted when we started the Robonaut project was to build something capable of doing dexterous, human-like work," Rob Ambrose, the acting chief of the Automation, Robotics and Simulation Division at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, told reporters Thursday (Oct. 21). "From the very beginning, the idea was the robot had to be capable enough to do the work but at the same time be safe and trusted to do that work right next to humans."

Robonaut 2's dexterity sets it apart from other robots. In addition to its human-like fingers, the machine has soft palms that can grasp and envelop objects. It is also a "soft" robot, Ambrose said.

Metal or steel appendages could nick or scratch tools, potentially creating a hazard if an astronaut later picked up the same tool and tore his or her glove. As a result, Robonaut 2 is padded all over to prevent that from happening.

The robot's sensors are also designed with safety in mind. If the robot feels an unexpected object (like an astronaut's head) in its way, it is programmed to stop its movement. Or, if something hits Robonaut 2 with enough force, the robot will immediately shut down.

Cold storage on space station

Robonaut 2 will likely stay in its foam-filled box until late December or early January, Ambrose said. It will take a few hours to unpack the robot and just a few minutes to boot it up using a laptop-like console. After incrementally testing various parts, the developers plan to begin giving the robot easy tasks, eventually programming it to carry out more complex goals.

Two potential uses they would like to start testing include having the robot wipe down handrails and vacuum air filters – two tedious tasks that station astronauts are currently required to complete.

For now, Robonaut 2 is just an upper body, so it will remain stationary inside the U.S. laboratory module. In the future, the robotics team plans to test different lower bodies that will allow Robonaut 2 to maneuver around, inside and even outside the space station.

The launch "might be just a single step for this robot," Ambrose said. "But it's really a giant leap forward for a tin man."

Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by lamonema » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:52 pm

kalinsaast wrote:Wow that robot was really awesome. At first i thought it was gonna start doing a load of yoga moves lol. It's amazing how far they have come with robotics. We still need to bridge the gap between the man/machine interface. Imagine how advanced robotics such as this will benefit the people with limited or no mobility. It could also be a massive benefit to people with missing limbs, amputees etc.

Thanks for post :flop:

I agree, because everything you just said is happening or has happend. Just imagine what we don't know about, imo far more advanced technology already exists. The question is who gets to decide how it's used, and to what limits it can be used. Some of our soldiers who have recieved amputations from the war are being rewarded, to pose as test subjects to find the better apendage replacement. The soldiers get the from the invention, they are quite advanced, especially in alloy uses in the construction and the curcuitry. It will only advance faster for each day that passes.

Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by Kalinsaast » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:40 pm

Wow that robot was really awesome. At first i thought it was gonna start doing a load of yoga moves lol. It's amazing how far they have come with robotics. We still need to bridge the gap between the man/machine interface. Imagine how advanced robotics such as this will benefit the people with limited or no mobility. It could also be a massive benefit to people with missing limbs, amputees etc.

Thanks for post :flop:

Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by lamonema » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:34 pm

poe2you wrote:Ahh, but humans - being human, will make mistakes. Better get it right the first time out and ask yourself before crossing the rubicon if you should, rather than if you could.

Unfortunately, we have demonstrated as a race that we dont yet have the collective wisdom to responsibly handle technology without finding a destructive purpose for it. This fact will somehow make its way to the robots brain and once logical or deductive reasoning is applied, robots could and will consider man a threat, and

.... a cyborg vs. robots war! :flop:

In short sight the movies like the terminator, are readly right around the corner. This is of great concern, at least to me anyway. I agree poe, we are not mature enough. Sorry if my antics side railed the thread. :cheers:

Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by Poe2you » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:21 pm

Ahh, but humans - being human, will make mistakes. Better get it right the first time out and ask yourself before crossing the rubicon if you should, rather than if you could.

Unfortunately, we have demonstrated as a race that we dont yet have the collective wisdom to responsibly handle technology without finding a destructive purpose for it. This fact will somehow make its way to the robots brain and once logical or deductive reasoning is applied, robots could and will consider man a threat, and

.... a cyborg vs. robots war! :flop:

Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by lamonema » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:15 pm

otomon wrote:
lamonema wrote:Hey Otobot, how the seales holdin up, fluids good? :flop:


Did I just miss some sort of pop-culture reference? What the fuck are you talking about my friend?

So your not a cyborg? :mrgreen:

Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by Otomon » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:11 pm

lamonema wrote:Hey Otobot, how the seales holdin up, fluids good? :flop:


Did I just miss some sort of pop-culture reference? What the fuck are you talking about my friend?

Re: Robots to take over Earth?

Post by Otomon » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:10 pm

hackjames wrote:
otomon wrote:You are.

Robots WILL be a race as soon as you sheeple understand that we must merge with our tools in order to evolve.... humans by themselves are no different from meatbags... but humans merged with tools aka cyborgs... ahhh a most glorious picture!!!


Thanks, I just wanted to be sure.

Just to clarify my understanding of your statement;
1. Sheeple (uniformed/disinterested humans) don't understand the need for a more complete acceptance/adoption of technology.
2. Technology is needed for evolution to continue.
3. Humans are the same thing as a bag of meat.
4. Cyborgs are glorious.

I'll agree with you on #4, at least. Bitch. ;]


YOU GET A GOLD STAR,hey while you are at it why not make a powerpoint presentation?
Anyways off you go to do homework or whatever it is you crazy kids do these days.

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