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AppDefects
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Boston Dynamics Robots

Be afraid of the future. Be very afraid of Boston Dynamics. They are "Cyberdyne Systems". Watch their robot family dance like 2020 was a good year. Robotic armies? Armageddon? Science fiction? That stuff never comes true... or does it?

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ericgeater
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Re: Boston Dynamics Robots

All I can think: "even the robots are better dancers than me."

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rslade
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There's a reason they make most of their models look like dogs. "Oh, look at the
nice puppy dog!"

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggy!" until you can find an EMP.

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Armstrongg
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Re: Boston Dynamics Robots

Atlas
 
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Changing your idea of what robots can do. Explore. Robots. Spot. The mobile robot designed for sensing, inspection, and remote operation.
 
 
 
 
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deanstyles
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Re: Boston Dynamics Robots

Last I checked Atlas runs through its battery pack in about 20 minutes. It could (will) be weaponized when we get battery packs with 10 times the energy density. I understand Spot (the dog) gets over 4 hours from its batteries and can replace them itself. So closer to industrial applications ... maybe we could get Boston Dynamics to give red glowing eyes when is it programmed to be "Bad Spot" for a truly SciFi experience.

 

Now is the time to legislate / enforce: 1) Asimov's Three Laws, 2) guaranteed secure operational code and 3) a publicly accessible "off" switch. 

CraginS
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Re: Boston Dynamics Robots


@deanstyles wrote:

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Now is the time to legislate / enforce: 1) Asimov's Three Laws, 2) guaranteed secure operational code and 3) a publicly accessible "off" switch. 


Since armed drones have been around for over a decade, I doubt we would ever see Three Laws enacted. Drones will be moving from remote control to AI/ML-based semi-autonomy very soon.

 

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rslade
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Re: Boston Dynamics Robots


@deanstyles wrote:

Now is the time to legislate / enforce: 1) Asimov's Three Laws


Yeah, good luck with the implementation details on that.

 

(First define "harm," in technical terms ...)


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