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(Neon Tommy)   Navy awards $900,000 grant for development of "MacGyver Bot", which can take everyday objects and turn them into tools and weapons while delivering witty one-liners   (neontommy.com) divider line 25
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2012-10-14 12:54:17 AM
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Unless the bot comes with a MacGyver quality mullet, they didn't get their moneys worth.
 
2012-10-14 08:18:53 AM
Will the MacGyverbot be able to give someone a good Gibbs Slap?

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2012-10-14 08:44:19 AM
I'd pay that for a robot with a frosted mullet...
 
2012-10-14 08:51:03 AM
Be careful if you bring one home...

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/obscure?
 
2012-10-14 08:58:18 AM
Stop a major sulphuric acid tank leak with a bit of chocolate.
 
2012-10-14 08:59:49 AM
My wife is totally in love with MacGyver. And that kind of show isn't her cup of tea.

I'm a Colonel Jack O'Neill fan, myself. Richard Dean Anderson is about six kinds of awesome.

The Time Loop
 
2012-10-14 09:00:07 AM
Need to build the Bear Grylls boat. With a can of chick peas and some urine, it can sink battleships.
 
2012-10-14 09:03:08 AM
For the regular citizen it is thought that the advancements with this new software could lead to more advanced cleaning bots or even a robot butler or maid.

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2012-10-14 09:17:58 AM
Whatever. They tried this a few years ago with the Magnum bot. Aside from the badass mustache, all it did was mooch off of everyone, and occasionally steal the owner's car.
 
2012-10-14 09:30:58 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: Stop a major sulphuric acid tank leak with a bit of chocolate.


And pull the bullet out of a brass casing with your bare hands to use the gunpowder to blow a lock, works every time
 
2012-10-14 09:41:16 AM
I will go out on a limb here and say the Macgyver TV show was terrible. Absolutely terrible.
 
2012-10-14 09:54:07 AM
This seems like a dumb idea for a defense grant. Nothing is better at this kind of reasoning than a human brain. Why not build a remote-controlled robot and let humans on the other end do the thinking?

/Because corporate welfare.
 
2012-10-14 09:56:17 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Be careful if you bring one home...

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/obscure?


Dylan McDermott must still wince every time he thinks of that movie... it started out with some potential but went to hell in a handcart in a hurry.

Still, it wasn't as pointless a waste of talent as 2103: The Deadly Wake... but don't get me started...
 
2012-10-14 09:58:24 AM
The robot's easy - just glue a tin can on top a Roomba. The hard part will be smuggling the special effects team behind enemy lines to rig the wires and pulleys to make MacGyverBot's nonlethal improvisations appear to work. And if it takes more than twenty-two minutes, then you're going to have to get a special one-hour holiday mission approved by the defense department. Good luck with that.
 
2012-10-14 10:06:07 AM

Mart Laar's beard shaver: My wife is totally in love with MacGyver. And that kind of show isn't her cup of tea.

I'm a Colonel Jack O'Neill fan, myself. Richard Dean Anderson is about six kinds of awesome.

The Time Loop


I'm kind of a Nicodemus Legend fan myself.

Barkeep: "Pratt you want somethin to eat?"

RDA: "No. You know I never eat on an empty stomach" *takes a swill of whiskey* 

/The Navy will know when they got the right robot, when it tells a story about it's grandpa before it fixes something
 
2012-10-14 10:23:40 AM
But can it befriend the enemy J'afah and turn him against his snakehead living God? Yeah, thought not.
 
2012-10-14 10:58:56 AM

Mart Laar's beard shaver: My wife is totally in love with MacGyver. And that kind of show isn't her cup of tea.

I'm a Colonel Jack O'Neill fan, myself. Richard Dean Anderson is about six kinds of awesome.

The Time Loop


Stuck on a glacier with MacGyver
 
2012-10-14 11:05:03 AM

HighlanderRPI: Coming on a Bicycle: Stop a major sulphuric acid tank leak with a bit of chocolate.

And pull the bullet out of a brass casing with your bare hands to use the gunpowder to blow a lock, works every time


Form some sort of rudimentary lathe.
 
2012-10-14 11:09:11 AM
Actually already exists. That's my buddy Sean. Most efficiently dangerous man I will ever know. (and a helluva a friend)

But he'd beat my ass black and blue if I posted his picture. The Taliban and Al-Q want his butt dead for the things he did to them.
 
2012-10-14 12:04:16 PM
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2012-10-14 12:14:09 PM
Seems this guy has been doing that for a while now for less than $900,000.

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2012-10-14 12:19:36 PM
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Why no mention of Johnny 5 yet ?
They could be cousins.
 
2012-10-14 12:29:50 PM
The can call it the 'Rock It Launcher'.
 
2012-10-14 03:53:09 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: This seems like a dumb idea for a defense grant. Nothing is better at this kind of reasoning than a human brain. Why not build a remote-controlled robot and let humans on the other end do the thinking?

/Because corporate welfare.


Corporate welfare checks are made out to Georgia Institute of Technology?
 
2012-10-14 08:39:20 PM
screw Big Bird, we need MacGyver Bots!
 
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