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Old 03-27-08, 11:09 AM   #1
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OT: the coolest and scariest robot EVAR!

So... I feel as though this is going to be the end of civilization. Just put an AI head on that sucker and teach it to do calculus and this whole humans being dominant thing is over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

If you like robotics, the whole vid is mad cool. But at like... 35-40 seconds in, it starts to get REALLY exciting.
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Old 03-27-08, 11:54 AM   #2
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I saw that on The Car Lounge last week or so. It's the beginning of the end. We're going to be murdered and processed into the ethanol needed to power these things.
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I thought this was going to be this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSb0I...eature=related

Whats that constant buzzing noise? I need find out how those legs work (the mechanics).
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Old 03-27-08, 12:06 PM   #4
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And I thought the Segway was creepy.
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Yeah....way to human for me.

Those reactions are bone chilling! It looks like two people walking backwards with a couch on their heads.

Ugh
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that's kind of cool but kind of scary. being made for the military doesn't make it any less so.
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There are a lot of scientists working on AI internationally that believe our next big evolutionary step forward will be self induced.

Gentleman, say hello to Cro-magnon man.

Actually to be honest I just got done reading the hot zone. I'm of the camp that a pandemic will set us back a good 1/4 of the species before to long.

Whether it's some breed of Marburg or Avian.

I will admit, this thing with a couple automated gun turrets on it scares me, but until it can resupply it's own ammo/electricity I'm not all that concerned.
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Whats that constant buzzing noise?
Its the new sound of annhialation.

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There are a lot of scientists working on AI internationally that believe our next big evolutionary step forward will be self induced.

Gentleman, say hello to Cro-magnon man.

Actually to be honest I just got done reading the hot zone. I'm of the camp that a pandemic will set us back a good 1/4 of the species before to long.

Whether it's some breed of Marburg or Avian.

I will admit, this thing with a couple automated gun turrets on it scares me, but until it can resupply it's own ammo/electricity I'm not all that concerned.

independent thought/decision making would be interesting but also a little unnerving.
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Whats that constant buzzing noise?
2 stroke engines. STEALTHY! I'm guessing they were just to generate electricity, in the indoor tests it was quiet but tethered with a big honkin' cable.
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independent thought/decision making would be interesting but also a little unnerving.
Well, I'd imagine the final iteration before it's deployed will indeed have atleast rudimentary decision making abilities.

You've seen the Crusher right? This thing makes all kinds of decisions.

http://www.strategypage.com/military...822814148.aspx

I wouldn't call it sentient, but that's kind of a different type of research, which will eventually converge with this technology.
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Well, I'd imagine the final iteration before it's deployed will indeed have atleast rudimentary decision making abilities.

You've seen the Crusher right? This thing makes all kinds of decisions.

http://www.strategypage.com/military...822814148.aspx

I wouldn't call it sentient, but that's kind of a different type of research, which will eventually converge with this technology.
I feel like that thing is like one of those pull back and release toy cars compared to Big Dog.
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I saw this thing at least a year ago. Here's another

http://www.break.com/index/more-vide...botic-dog.html
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I dont know why, but that thing is serioussly creepy
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Man we are so screwed. The way it moves is just so unnerving.
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So... I feel as though this is going to be the end of civilization. Just put an AI head on that sucker and teach it to do calculus and this whole humans being dominant thing is over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

If you like robotics, the whole vid is mad cool. But at like... 35-40 seconds in, it starts to get REALLY exciting.
don't tell me you guys haven't seen the follow up to the first vid. here: http://gizmodo.com/372272/video-of-b...-its-hilarious

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I feel like that thing is like one of those pull back and release toy cars compared to Big Dog.
Well, one emulates familiar lifelike movement, so I can see how you say that but lets be realistic about what they both do.

Big dog processing is almost entirely formulating how to stand,similarly to Asimo.

The crusher on the other hand is already outfitted with weapons systems, is capable of route decision making over several hundred mile courses/designated patrol routes, and will be in use relatively soon.

While the big dog is more creepy, I can tell you which one I'd be more displeased to see driving down the street.
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Ughh at first I was ok with it but then when that guy kicked it and it stumbled and regained its balance... man, too creepy for words.
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Well, one emulates familiar lifelike movement, so I can see how you say that but lets be realistic about what they both do.

Big dog processing is almost entirely formulating how to stand,similarly to Asimo.

The crusher on the other hand is already outfitted with weapons systems, is capable of route decision making over several hundred mile courses/designated patrol routes, and will be in use relatively soon.

While the big dog is more creepy, I can tell you which one I'd be more displeased to see driving down the street.
I totally hear you on that. Im just saying... that video of the crusher seems like its the trailer for a new teen comedy movie. ie. All the good parts are shown in the video (trailer).

It seemed like every time that thing was supposed to be making a decision it got more confused than the military wants to let on and the video got edited (cut).

Weaponising something isn't hard. I'll weaponise the **** out of anything. With the payload design of bigdog, you'll be able to ride it like a horse. Its essentially the "modern" version of an AT-ST.

Start befriending Ewoks.
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Well, I'd imagine the final iteration before it's deployed will indeed have atleast rudimentary decision making abilities.

You've seen the Crusher right? This thing makes all kinds of decisions.

http://www.strategypage.com/military...822814148.aspx

I wouldn't call it sentient, but that's kind of a different type of research, which will eventually converge with this technology.
yeah, everything you just said. i just couldn't think of words to type at the time. in retrospect, that being the case, i shouldn't have clicked "submit", but oh well.
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technology is going to eat us all alive.
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Its essentially the "modern" version of an AT-ST.

Start befriending Ewoks.
lolzers +1
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i had just gotten this **** out of my nightmares.
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I disagree. This is the scariest robot ever.
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