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In the World of They're Going to Kill Us All!
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nathan



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's brilliant! A robot volcano has no weaknesses!

Of course you know, this means that deep below the earth there lies a vast hidden chamber of old people's medicine...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robot elephants
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG82USg5mtE
with human mouths and sinuses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57zsMfuTk1U
are coming to freak you the fuck out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gotta love biomimicry, although that mouth is creepy.
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Michael



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my shitty AI just beat me at a shitty game. Wheeeeee!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
gotta love biomimicry.

I try, but it always feels like I'm faking it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:23 am    Post subject: Tell me when they make a robot that can pickpocket you. Reply with quote

Those designs weren't built for speed.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished reading this high quality thread, and it reminded me of this.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay cyborgs! wrote:
The new transistor is made up of a carbon nanotube, which behaves as a semiconductor, bridging the gap between two metal electrodes and coated with an insulating polymer layer that leaves the middle section of the nanotube exposed. The entire device is then coated again, this time with a lipid bi-layer similar to those that form the membranes surrounding our body's cells.

The team then applied a voltage across the transistor's electrodes and poured a solution containing ATP and potassium and sodium ions onto the device. This caused a current to flow through the electrodes – and the higher the concentration of ATP was, the more strongly current flowed.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's worse than just robots? How about a zombie satellite!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robots will bring your grandma drugs!

The BBC wrote:
A hospital in Scotland is to become the first in the UK to use a fleet of robots to carry out day-to-day tasks.

The robots will carry clinical waste, deliver food, clean the operating theatre and dispense drugs.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
my shitty AI just beat me at a shitty game. Wheeeeee!


Or did it?

Robots Taught To Deceive
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CTrees



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH GOD NO!

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Robot Identifies Human Flesh As Bacon


Let the robot holocaust commence: robots think we taste like bacon.

Researchers at NEC System technologies and Mie University have designed the cute little guy to the right: a metal man gastronomist, “an electromechanical sommelier”, capable of identifying wines, cheeses, meats and hors d’oeuvres. Upon being given a sample, he will speak up in a childlike voice and identify what he has just been fed. The idea is that wineries can tell if a wine is authentic without even opening the bottle, amongst other more obscure uses…like “tell me what this strange grayish lump at the back of my freezer is/was.”

But when some smart aleck reporter placed his hand in the robot’s omnivorous clanking jaw, he was identified as bacon. A cameraman then tried and was identified as prosciutto.

Absolutely horrifying. Like cows, once robots taste blood, their hunger for human flesh can never be satiated

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:49 am    Post subject: its Reply with quote

I think we've come full circle, now.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's really old :p
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CTrees



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well. Um. This article was linked at a different site, today. It seemed familiar, but again, it was posted today, so I didn't look at the date on the Wired article.

Which was 2006.

So yeah. Old news is old, and now I have to go make fun of that other site for just now posting the story.
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