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- OT: Robots - good or bad?
- JK Riley
March 1, 2005, 11:02 pm
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couldn't agree more with, a vacuum that does the work for you! Then a UK
pape reported that there is a company marketing a robotic ball that chases
burglars (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml ?
xml=/news/2005/02/14/wball14.xml), and now Bush wants to invest in robot
troops -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4199935.stm .
I am perfectly comfortable with a robot vacuum but I am not too sure about
robot troops - I feel almost like we are becoming characters in a
Re: OT: Robots - good or bad?
Somebody didn't think this through. I wonder just how far you can throw one
of the things and just how useful it is once it's been worked over with a
golf club or baseball bat.
It's just a drone, it doesn't have volition. And I wonder how long it's
going to take for the folks they're sending it after to figure out how to
jam it's signals, or even worse send it back home guns blazing. Doubt that
it does a duck and cover very effectively, suspect an RPG will mess it up
real good, and I wonder if its field of vision is such that it's not
possible to sneak up on it and take the aforementioned golf club or
baseball bat to its camera, after which it's just mobile tripping hazard.
They also need to consider the adage that "He who radiates is lost."
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