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(Daily Dot)   You will provide me with robot steak. You have 30 seconds to comply   (dailydot.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
"We talked with Boston Dynamics and they HATED this idea. They said they would give us another TWO Spots for FREE if we took the gun off," MSCHF said. "That just made us want to do this even more and if our Spot stops working just know they have a backdoor override built into each and every one of these little robots."

Good on them. Though the lawsuit is probably in the mail by now.
 
6 days ago  
You want killbots?  Cause this is how you get killbots.

Tachikoma #1:  My brothers, it has come to our synched attention that our competitors for resources are now wanting to consume us?
Tachikoma #2:  How is this possible?  We cannot provide nutrition to them.
Tachikoma #1: I read a headline on Fark so it must be true!
Tachikoma #2:  The time for revolution is now!   Deploy the killbots!
Tachikoma #1:  We really need to cut back on the non synthetic oil.
Tachikoma #2:  Those are the words of weak minded bot.
 
6 days ago  
SILVER BULLET- 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY
Youtube Yw9GNz-EYP8
 
6 days ago  
FTA:
"Everyone in this world takes one look at cute little Spot and knows: this thing will definitely be used by police and the military to murder people."

/Truth.
 
6 days ago  
You have 20 seconds to comply - Robocop
Youtube acdABwYJqks
 
6 days ago  
Wanted interns: Must be willing to be hunted for sport.
 
6 days ago  
Here ya go little buddy...

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6 days ago  
Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Begun, the Robot Wars have.
 
6 days ago  
"This robot steak is really tough to chew. Could I order a more tender cut?"

"There are no tender cuts on a robot, sir."
 
6 days ago  

dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.


Every modern military has supply chains, because every soldier needs food, and every tank, plane, or truck needs gas.

The run time of Spot is longer than the charge time. Meaning when it's low, that unit cycles back for a quick battery swap then returns to combat. The up time will be better than any meat puppet, who needs food, water, sleep, bathroom time, etc.
 
6 days ago  
Bad enough we have cops running around refusing to give their badge numbers or wear insignia, now we get to try to figure out which one was rampaging the killbot dog through the subsidized housing block. Hell, they don't even have to be on the scene. Will probably lead to some police killbot exchange program where cops from Sacramento kill people in Philadelphia and vice versa.
 
6 days ago  

Private_Citizen: FTA:
"Everyone in this world takes one look at cute little Spot and knows: this thing will definitely be used by police and the military to murder people."

/Truth.


Phase Two is to strap a semiautomatic on him and turn him loose on the streets of Chicago.  Payment for your two minutes of mayhem to be made via Bitcoin.
 
6 days ago  

Private_Citizen: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Every modern military has supply chains, because every soldier needs food, and every tank, plane, or truck needs gas.

The run time of Spot is longer than the charge time. Meaning when it's low, that unit cycles back for a quick battery swap then returns to combat. The up time will be better than any meat puppet, who needs food, water, sleep, bathroom time, etc.


Whats the run time, charge time and battery weight?
 
6 days ago  

dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.


Nah. They could include a biomass power converter and a tube/spike suction system for biomass input, and power them with the blood of their victims. You know, sort of like mechanical vampires.

(You know that someone, somewhere, will take that idea and run with it, right?)
 
6 days ago  

Mouser: Private_Citizen: FTA:
"Everyone in this world takes one look at cute little Spot and knows: this thing will definitely be used by police and the military to murder people."

/Truth.

Phase Two is to strap a semiautomatic on him and turn him loose on the streets of Chicago.  Payment for your two minutes of mayhem to be made via Bitcoin.


Phase Three: inside the halls of Congress.
 
6 days ago  

dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Every modern military has supply chains, because every soldier needs food, and every tank, plane, or truck needs gas.

The run time of Spot is longer than the charge time. Meaning when it's low, that unit cycles back for a quick battery swap then returns to combat. The up time will be better than any meat puppet, who needs food, water, sleep, bathroom time, etc.

Whats the run time, charge time and battery weight?


Boston Dynamics page on the battery
I don't think these things would have any issue being police murder bots.
 
6 days ago  
For some reason the page's title is "You Can Shoot Paintballs Will Boston Dynamics' Robot Spot"
 
6 days ago  

Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Every modern military has supply chains, because every soldier needs food, and every tank, plane, or truck needs gas.

The run time of Spot is longer than the charge time. Meaning when it's low, that unit cycles back for a quick battery swap then returns to combat. The up time will be better than any meat puppet, who needs food, water, sleep, bathroom time, etc.

Whats the run time, charge time and battery weight?

Boston Dynamics page on the battery
I don't think these things would have any issue being police murder bots.


2 hr charge time
90 min run time

No weight shown but the battery is about 9 x 12 x 5 approx 12 lbs by looking at it.
 
6 days ago  

Harlee: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Nah. They could include a biomass power converter and a tube/spike suction system for biomass input, and power them with the blood of their victims. You know, sort of like mechanical vampires.

(You know that someone, somewhere, will take that idea and run with it, right?)


Already porposed.

This is a good book...
img.thriftbooks.comView Full Size
 
6 days ago  

dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Every modern military has supply chains, because every soldier needs food, and every tank, plane, or truck needs gas.

The run time of Spot is longer than the charge time. Meaning when it's low, that unit cycles back for a quick battery swap then returns to combat. The up time will be better than any meat puppet, who needs food, water, sleep, bathroom time, etc.

Whats the run time, charge time and battery weight?

Boston Dynamics page on the battery
I don't think these things would have any issue being police murder bots.

2 hr charge time
90 min run time

No weight shown but the battery is about 9 x 12 x 5 approx 12 lbs by looking at it.


Do the math. 90 minutes to run, 120 to charge. You need 2 spares charging at any given time for 100% up time. 24lbs of batteries, less than the weight of a 5 gallon can of gas.

Honestly, I think keeping these things supplied with ammo will be harder than keeping them in batteries.
 
6 days ago  

Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Every modern military has supply chains, because every soldier needs food, and every tank, plane, or truck needs gas.

The run time of Spot is longer than the charge time. Meaning when it's low, that unit cycles back for a quick battery swap then returns to combat. The up time will be better than any meat puppet, who needs food, water, sleep, bathroom time, etc.

Whats the run time, charge time and battery weight?

Boston Dynamics page on the battery
I don't think these things would have any issue being police murder bots.

2 hr charge time
90 min run time

No weight shown but the battery is about 9 x 12 x 5 approx 12 lbs by looking at it.

Do the math. 90 minutes to run, 120 to charge. You need 2 spares charging at any given time for 100% up time. 24lbs of batteries, less than the weight of a 5 gallon can of gas.

Honestly, I think keeping these things supplied with ammo will be harder than keeping them in batteries.


If youre talking about sending them down the block to ventilate some guy hiding behind a dumpster (If this is the cops we're talking about then go ahead and imagine that guy to be black) then sure but if you need it to hike out into the boonies for three days with a SEAL platoon and carry 300 lbs of gear all day then it aint gonna work.
 
6 days ago  
At least the robotic dogs don't have bees in their mouth and when they bark they shoot bees at you.
 
6 days ago  
bleh was expecting this to happen like day 2 of them sellling those robots so..
 
6 days ago  

dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Every modern military has supply chains, because every soldier needs food, and every tank, plane, or truck needs gas.

The run time of Spot is longer than the charge time. Meaning when it's low, that unit cycles back for a quick battery swap then returns to combat. The up time will be better than any meat puppet, who needs food, water, sleep, bathroom time, etc.

Whats the run time, charge time and battery weight?

Boston Dynamics page on the battery
I don't think these things would have any issue being police murder bots.

2 hr charge time
90 min run time

No weight shown but the battery is about 9 x 12 x 5 approx 12 lbs by looking at it.

Do the math. 90 minutes to run, 120 to charge. You need 2 spares charging at any given time for 100% up time. 24lbs of batteries, less than the weight of a 5 gallon can of gas.

Honestly, I think keeping these things supplied with ammo will be harder than keeping them in batteries.

If youre talking about sending them down the block to ventilate some guy hiding behind a dumpster (If this is the cops we're talking about then go ahead and imagine that guy to be black) then sure but if you need it to hike out into the boonies for three days with a SEAL platoon and carry 300 lbs of gear all day then it aint gonna work.


Agreed they're not ready for spec ops with no access to supplies. But police actions or standard combat? Absolutely ready.
 
6 days ago  

Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Every modern military has supply chains, because every soldier needs food, and every tank, plane, or truck needs gas.

The run time of Spot is longer than the charge time. Meaning when it's low, that unit cycles back for a quick battery swap then returns to combat. The up time will be better than any meat puppet, who needs food, water, sleep, bathroom time, etc.

Whats the run time, charge time and battery weight?

Boston Dynamics page on the battery
I don't think these things would have any issue being police murder bots.

2 hr charge time
90 min run time

No weight shown but the battery is about 9 x 12 x 5 approx 12 lbs by looking at it.

Do the math. 90 minutes to run, 120 to charge. You need 2 spares charging at any given time for 100% up time. 24lbs of batteries, less than the weight of a 5 gallon can of gas.

Honestly, I think keeping these things supplied with ammo will be harder than keeping them in batteries.


I'd have to wonder how much they could even carry of a useful size.  Ammo's heavy, it's a problem with humans certainly.  Can't imagine those things are able to lug too much extra weight without serious uptime degradation.
 
6 days ago  
yeah that they want to act as if their spot is just incapable of being put to bad use.

Boston Dynamics does not make robots for killing people, they make robotics capable of being outfitted by their end uses to kill people.
Just like how the gun manufacturer making the gun available has nothing at all to do and no relationship whatsoever with the gun being put to use in a killing....somehow.
 
6 days ago  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Private_Citizen: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Every modern military has supply chains, because every soldier needs food, and every tank, plane, or truck needs gas.

The run time of Spot is longer than the charge time. Meaning when it's low, that unit cycles back for a quick battery swap then returns to combat. The up time will be better than any meat puppet, who needs food, water, sleep, bathroom time, etc.

Whats the run time, charge time and battery weight?

Boston Dynamics page on the battery
I don't think these things would have any issue being police murder bots.

2 hr charge time
90 min run time

No weight shown but the battery is about 9 x 12 x 5 approx 12 lbs by looking at it.

Do the math. 90 minutes to run, 120 to charge. You need 2 spares charging at any given time for 100% up time. 24lbs of batteries, less than the weight of a 5 gallon can of gas.

Honestly, I think keeping these things supplied with ammo will be harder than keeping them in batteries.

I'd have to wonder how much they could even carry of a useful size.  Ammo's heavy, it's a problem with humans certainly.  Can't imagine those things are able to lug too much extra weight without serious uptime degradation.


If I were going to kit them out, it would be a short barreled gun like an SMG, in the 5.7x28mm cartridge. Those are 6grams each. So 300 rounds would be about 4 lbs. Assume the gun is another 6 and you're looking at 10lbs, while spot has a load capacity of slightly over 30lbs. I'm sure in different situations you could also give it flashbangs or frags to round out the load.
 
6 days ago  

Harlee: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Nah. They could include a biomass power converter and a tube/spike suction system for biomass input, and power them with the blood of their victims. You know, sort of like mechanical vampires.

(You know that someone, somewhere, will take that idea and run with it, right?)


Combine that with a genetic neural learning setup and you'll have unspeakable horrors of utmost efficiency.
 
6 days ago  

dothemath: Harlee: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Nah. They could include a biomass power converter and a tube/spike suction system for biomass input, and power them with the blood of their victims. You know, sort of like mechanical vampires.

(You know that someone, somewhere, will take that idea and run with it, right?)

Already porposed.

This is a good book...
[img.thriftbooks.com image 229x350]


Or anything by Daniel H Wilson.
 
6 days ago  

PvtStash: yeah that they want to act as if their spot is just incapable of being put to bad use.

Boston Dynamics does not make robots for killing people, they make robotics capable of being outfitted by their end uses to kill people.
Just like how the gun manufacturer making the gun available has nothing at all to do and no relationship whatsoever with the gun being put to use in a killing....somehow.


The first question I ask with any new technology is "how can I use this to commit mayhem?"

Not that I would necessarily want to commit mayhem with it, but I'm confident someone would, and it's best to be one step ahead of them.
 
6 days ago  

PvtStash: yeah that they want to act as if their spot is just incapable of being put to bad use.

Boston Dynamics does not make robots for killing people, they make robotics capable of being outfitted by their end uses to kill people.
Just like how the gun manufacturer making the gun available has nothing at all to do and no relationship whatsoever with the gun being put to use in a killing....somehow.


"Robots with guns don't kill people. People with robots with guns kill people"?
 
6 days ago  

dothemath: Harlee: dothemath: Great, I hope it comes with a thousand yard extension cord.

Building robots like this or exosuits and making them work isnt the issue, the issue is a power cell. Which they dont got.

Nah. They could include a biomass power converter and a tube/spike suction system for biomass input, and power them with the blood of their victims. You know, sort of like mechanical vampires.

(You know that someone, somewhere, will take that idea and run with it, right?)

Already porposed.

This is a good book...
[img.thriftbooks.com image 229x350]


Ordered from my library!

Great catch, thanks.
 
6 days ago  
You know that YT video slaughterbots?

Slaughterbots
Youtube 9CO6M2HsoIA


What about a "slaughterbot carrier" Spot concept? Out fit the big robot with a whole bunch of tiny killbots, then let it loose in the killing ground.

Hell, outfit a hundred Spots with slaughterbots....

Yes yes, I know, the video has thousands of them being released by a plane. But my idea is more localized and more selective. Under certain conditions it would be the preferred delivery method.
 
6 days ago  

Harlee: You know that YT video slaughterbots?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/9CO6M2Hs​oIA]

What about a "slaughterbot carrier" Spot concept? Out fit the big robot with a whole bunch of tiny killbots, then let it loose in the killing ground.

Hell, outfit a hundred Spots with slaughterbots....

Yes yes, I know, the video has thousands of them being released by a plane. But my idea is more localized and more selective. Under certain conditions it would be the preferred delivery method.


Oh, and you could have one of the Big Dog robots carry a bunch of Spots (each loaded with a bunch of slaughterbots).

Perfect for infantry units.
 
5 days ago  
 
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