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(Design You Trust)   Robot police dogs are remarkably easy to defeat thanks to these weak spots published in their illustrated instruction manuals   (designyoutrust.com) divider line
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2021-04-20 12:11:33 PM  
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2021-04-20 12:30:41 PM  
The power system alone is worth over $500, and a good 360 degree LIDAR will set you back well over a grand.  It won't last more than a day out on the streets.  You remember what happened to that robot that was traveling the country when it came to my neighborhood?  Do you know what we would do with a large supply of those?  I don't want that to happen.  You don't want that to happen.  Only the manufacturers want that to happen.
 
2021-04-20 12:33:23 PM  
This is stupid. The police are not using these on protestors, or offensively at all.
Their only utility is either as a spotter or bomb disposal.
 
2021-04-20 12:41:33 PM  
Then there are the stairs.
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2021-04-20 1:11:19 PM  
Your robot dog wants staples.
 
2021-04-20 1:16:54 PM  
Solution: Put real dogs inside.

Like in Snow Crash.
 
2021-04-20 1:22:30 PM  
Given my city is in for close to a million dollars in payouts to citizens who have been bitten by the current group of police dogs or killed for defending themselves when attacked by police dogs, I'm lobbying them to get rid of the actual dogs and get a couple of these instead.
 
2021-04-20 1:26:04 PM  

sithon: This is stupid. The police are not using these on protestors, or offensively at all.
Their only utility is either as a spotter or bomb disposal.


So far.  And being spotted is often a bad thing, even for innocent, peaceful protestors.
 
2021-04-20 1:32:54 PM  
Working in the robotics industry probably the biggest disappointment I see is when I tell people how easy it is to disable a robot.  Yes, that's a 6ft tall walking humanoid, and a can of spray paint will destroy it.
 
2021-04-20 1:37:24 PM  
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Just throw a bone.
 
2021-04-20 1:53:01 PM  

Ishkur: Solution: Put real dogs inside.

Like in Snow Crash.


Snow Crash: Not an Instruction Manual
 
2021-04-20 2:20:21 PM  
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2021-04-20 4:10:23 PM  

Mishra42: Working in the robotics industry probably the biggest disappointment I see is when I tell people how easy it is to disable a robot. Yes, that's a 6ft tall walking humanoid, and a can of spray paint will destroy it.


I have a feeling that well in my lifetime (within the next 30 - 40 years or so) dog-bots & other walking bots will increasingly be used as force multipliers for police & armed forces around the world.

Like tanks or armoured cars they will rarely be used on their own. It's only a matter of time before they become the ballistics shield point 'man' on entering buildings or poking around corners because, y'know, mobile cover and eyes & ears.

They can see across broad spectrums, detect and highlight movement & shapes that they are programmed to recognise / shouldn't be in an area or changes along a known patrol route and they are always beaming telemetry back to their bases of oeprations.

For maximum dystopian vision; damaging them or fighting back will be treated as an assault on a person. Bots don't come cheap, y'all.
 
2021-04-20 5:25:50 PM  
That's what they said on Black Mirror, too.
 
2021-04-20 5:54:44 PM  

Aardvark Inc.: Mishra42: Working in the robotics industry probably the biggest disappointment I see is when I tell people how easy it is to disable a robot. Yes, that's a 6ft tall walking humanoid, and a can of spray paint will destroy it.

I have a feeling that well in my lifetime (within the next 30 - 40 years or so) dog-bots & other walking bots will increasingly be used as force multipliers for police & armed forces around the world.

Like tanks or armoured cars they will rarely be used on their own. It's only a matter of time before they become the ballistics shield point 'man' on entering buildings or poking around corners because, y'know, mobile cover and eyes & ears.

They can see across broad spectrums, detect and highlight movement & shapes that they are programmed to recognise / shouldn't be in an area or changes along a known patrol route and they are always beaming telemetry back to their bases of oeprations.

For maximum dystopian vision; damaging them or fighting back will be treated as an assault on a person. Bots don't come cheap, y'all.


I really don't think it'll be as bad as you think.  Physics starts to come into play.  Biology doesn't tolerate inefficiency, and you can only get so energy dense in power and actuators.  These systems won't be these massive indestructible behemoths shrugging off bullets.  They'll be niche items used in specific instances, too expensive to use as bullet sponges.
 
2021-04-21 12:43:27 AM  

Mishra42: Aardvark Inc.: Mishra42: Working in the robotics industry probably the biggest disappointment I see is when I tell people how easy it is to disable a robot. Yes, that's a 6ft tall walking humanoid, and a can of spray paint will destroy it.

I have a feeling that well in my lifetime (within the next 30 - 40 years or so) dog-bots & other walking bots will increasingly be used as force multipliers for police & armed forces around the world.

Like tanks or armoured cars they will rarely be used on their own. It's only a matter of time before they become the ballistics shield point 'man' on entering buildings or poking around corners because, y'know, mobile cover and eyes & ears.

They can see across broad spectrums, detect and highlight movement & shapes that they are programmed to recognise / shouldn't be in an area or changes along a known patrol route and they are always beaming telemetry back to their bases of oeprations.

For maximum dystopian vision; damaging them or fighting back will be treated as an assault on a person. Bots don't come cheap, y'all.

I really don't think it'll be as bad as you think.  Physics starts to come into play.  Biology doesn't tolerate inefficiency, and you can only get so energy dense in power and actuators.  These systems won't be these massive indestructible behemoths shrugging off bullets.  They'll be niche items used in specific instances, too expensive to use as bullet sponges.


Problem is they won't be expensive forever. They will be cheap enough that they will be sent in first into any sort of potentially dangerous situation. Sure they'll get destroyed if anyone wants to shoot them but they won't cost 10s of thousands forever. Heck in 10 or 20 years legged robots they will probably be making automated deliveries in denser cities (they make a heck of a lot more sense than the flying drones). It will be completely reasonable to use them in a police raid type situation or for surveillance.
 
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