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(BBC-US)   Harvard develops army of killbots. I mean, "kilobots"   (bbc.com) divider line 18
    More: Scary, frame of references, swarms, shapes, random samples  
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2014-08-15 07:36:49 PM  
"You see, Killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them, until they reached their limit and shut down."
 
2014-08-15 07:41:18 PM  

BadReligion: "You see, Killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them, until they reached their limit and shut down."


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2014-08-15 08:49:06 PM  
i have long predicted that the demise of humanity will be at the whim of an army of killbots. so, not surprised the rise of the killbot has begun. so long and thanks for the memes.
 
2014-08-15 09:10:20 PM  
Painbot > Killbot

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2014-08-15 09:36:06 PM  

BadReligion: "You see, Killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them, until they reached their limit and shut down."


You suck!
 
2014-08-15 09:39:39 PM  
Our only hope is that gorillas can smash them before winter.
 
2014-08-15 09:50:19 PM  
I feel like neighbor-sensing robot swarms have been done before. Before that we had Conway's Game of Life. When will we get consumer robot swarms? Can I not have a gang of mini bots to do my bidding?

images.usatoday.com
 
2014-08-15 10:09:25 PM  

BadReligion: "You see, Killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them, until they reached their limit and shut down."


Ugh, and you even quoted it accurately. -1 for not including an image of the Zapper.
 
2014-08-15 10:41:18 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-15 11:10:53 PM  
33.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-15 11:18:40 PM  
ftfa:  "The only thing they have to go on, to make decisions, is what their neighbours are doing."

So... he invented suburbanites?
 
2014-08-15 11:24:36 PM  
When was the last time you vacuumed under your bed?

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 Very cool story anyway. I've done a bit of work with ants systems, which is entirely different from this, but is used for some unusual pathfinding.

Ants are cool. I'm actually planning on building a rather large ant farm, and have purchased two large sheets of plexiglass or whatever it is, to build it.
I live in Australia and we have a variety of interesting ants in this country. In the park just across the road there are at least five different species of ants, fairly large ones, too.
Should I get a colony of Yellow Crazy Ants or Large Purple Meat Ants?
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/index.html

Or maybe Golden Spiny Ants?

Or maybe the ubiquitous green head ant?

Thanks for reading my ant blog.
 
2014-08-15 11:25:37 PM  
 
2014-08-16 12:45:06 AM  
But where are the sexbots?
 
2014-08-16 01:17:23 AM  

spamdog: Aw shiat, it didn't like my images.

http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/golden_ant.htm

http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/GreenHead.htm

Shiny ants.


Those aren't the green ants I remember from Brisbane.  Those little bastards had a bite/sting I quickly learned to respect.
 
2014-08-16 03:01:18 AM  

spamdog: Aw shiat, it didn't like my images.

http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/golden_ant.htm

http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/GreenHead.htm


Shiny ants.

37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-16 06:17:01 AM  
Call me when they make this:
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-16 07:57:38 AM  
"My kill-bot features Lotus Notes, and a machine gun!"

/Wurrrrrnstrum
 
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