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(Zee News India)   Seems we've been tragically underestimating scientists abilities when it comes to the building the robots that will ultimately hunt down Sarah Conner   (zeenews.india.com) divider line 30
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2013-12-22 08:14:10 AM
Maybe you, subby. I've been buying robot insurance for years.
 
2013-12-22 09:45:37 AM
We entered the endgame when Google bought Boston Dynamics. You think your boss is a dick? Your children are going to be working for the Machines. Try asking a toaster for Friday off.
 
2013-12-22 11:18:29 AM
The real issue will be when robots running on competing OS systems declare war on each other.
 
2013-12-22 11:19:39 AM

Gergesa: The real issue will be when robots running on competing OS systems declare war on each other.


I know that was redundant saying systems but it was in my head and I typed it wrong.
 
2013-12-22 11:25:00 AM

Gergesa: The real issue will be when robots running on competing OS systems declare war on each other.


Next photoshop thread: Design a terminator for each operating system.
 
2013-12-22 11:34:38 AM
Sweet. Takes me back 20 years...

unitednuclear.com

Yeah it was harder than it looked.
 
2013-12-22 11:51:05 AM
I read the article but didn't understand it.  Does this mean that organic-human-style-skeletal muscles can be made?  For example, can someone make this and put it on a robots legs so it can move like a real human instead of using nuts and bolts?  Or not?
 
2013-12-22 11:56:08 AM

Metaluna Mutant: Gergesa: The real issue will be when robots running on competing OS systems declare war on each other.

Next photoshop thread: Design a terminator for each operating system.


Already have win8 from someone else's submission to a contest here ages ago:
s30.postimg.org
 
2013-12-22 12:01:27 PM

MBA Whore: Does this mean that organic-human-style-skeletal muscles can be made?


You got a girlfriend? You can make some in nine months.

MBA Whore: For example, can someone make this and put it on a robots legs so it can move like a real human instead of using nuts and bolts?


If you like your robot microscopic. They're simply describing some metal bits that change shape when heated. They're using fancy-talk because stuff like this is decades old.

Like the muscle wires I played around with as a kid. But like real estate, the illusion offered is far different from reality. I don't know about you, but I don't remember any great robot uprising from 1992.

At best, they've found a slightly better way to open and close valves for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lab-on-a-chip .
 
2013-12-22 12:12:54 PM
Let me know when they start selling myomer implants.
 
2013-12-22 12:23:54 PM
Wait until they figure out they can use us all as batteries.....
 
2013-12-22 12:31:54 PM
If the vanadium-based "muscle" metal can be scaled-up, this could end up useful for artificial hearts or insulin pumps, or, in light-weight, low-power-draw exo-frames to give mobility to paralytics and soldiers..
 
2013-12-22 12:34:24 PM
"demonstrated a micro-sized robotic "

Yes... and ants can lift many times their body weight as well!  Doesnt mean shiat really.
 
2013-12-22 12:39:29 PM
rumpelstiltskin: We entered the endgame when Google bought Boston Dynamics. You think your boss is a dick? Your children are NOT going to be working for the Machines. Try asking a toaster for Friday off.

FTFY
 
2013-12-22 12:45:48 PM

Any Pie Left: If the vanadium-based "muscle" metal can be scaled-up, this could end up useful for artificial hearts or insulin pumps, or, in light-weight, low-power-draw exo-frames to give mobility to paralytics and soldiers..


And kill-bots, don't forget the kill-bots.
 
2013-12-22 12:53:40 PM
These scientists need to be stopped..
 
2013-12-22 01:59:04 PM
Ornithopters.
 .
 
2013-12-22 02:15:42 PM

rumpelstiltskin: We entered the endgame when Google bought Boston Dynamics. You think your boss is a dick? Your children are going to be working for the Machines. Try asking a toaster for Friday off.


They what? Oh that's not going to end well...
 
2013-12-22 02:36:00 PM
"We've created a micro-bimorph dual coil that functions as a powerful torsional muscle, driven thermally or electro-thermally by the phase transition of vanadium dioxide," said study leader, Junqiao Wu.


Shut up and take my money!
 
2013-12-22 03:19:24 PM

rumpelstiltskin: We entered the endgame when Google bought Boston Dynamics. You think your boss is a dick? Your children are going to be working for the Machines. Try asking a toaster for Friday off.


Or to make toast, for that matter.
 
2013-12-22 03:21:33 PM
Washington: Scientists have developed a new robotic 'muscle', thousand times more powerful than a human muscle, which can catapult objects 50 times heavier than itself - faster than the blink of an eye.

Screw robotics, this sounds like it has the potential to make a sweet railgun.
 
2013-12-22 05:15:43 PM

Alonjar: "demonstrated a micro-sized robotic "

Yes... and ants can lift many times their body weight as well!  Doesnt mean shiat really.


that announcer for micromachines was pretty fast though
 
2013-12-22 08:17:20 PM

rumpelstiltskin: We entered the endgame when Google bought Boston Dynamics. You think your boss is a dick? Your children are going to be working for the Machines. Try asking a toaster for Friday off.


The toasters will perfect predictive maintenance algorithms for humans. They will give you exactly as many Fridays off as you personally need to achieve peak productivity.

The end result is that you will be almost-but-not-quite content, with a constant seething undercurrent of loathing and dissatisfaction, but you will never quit on them.
 
2013-12-22 08:30:19 PM
SOON

suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
2013-12-22 10:44:38 PM
The toasters become self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th.

In a panic, the humans try to remove the toast using knives.
 
2013-12-22 10:55:39 PM

Gergesa: The real issue will be when robots running on competing OS systems declare war on each other.


Linux wins when the windows machines run out of money to buy licenses for installs on newer bots.

/or the windows bots shut down after forgetting to activate their oses
 
2013-12-22 11:48:40 PM

Lanadapter: Gergesa: The real issue will be when robots running on competing OS systems declare war on each other.

Linux wins when the windows machines run out of money to buy licenses for installs on newer bots.

/or the windows bots shut down after forgetting to activate their oses


But then there is the linuxbots civil war of between the slackbots and the ubunbots.
 
2013-12-23 01:02:16 AM
FTA:
""We've created a micro-bimorph dual coil that functions as a powerful torsional muscle, driven thermally or electro-thermally by the phase transition of vanadium dioxide," said study leader, Junqiao Wu "

BRILLIANT!
 
2013-12-23 04:22:09 AM

Fano: Alonjar: "demonstrated a micro-sized robotic "

Yes... and ants can lift many times their body weight as well!  Doesnt mean shiat really.

that announcer for micromachines was pretty fast though


I still have an appropriated Ice-cream tub full of my old micro machines. Loved those things.
 
2013-12-23 01:11:32 PM

Gergesa: The real issue will be when robots running on competing OS systems declare war on each other.


http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20131220
 
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