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    forTheLoveOf ROBOTS


    NOT ONLY have i just discovered that robots have been/are being widely used in military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq (holy crap, i should keep better track of the military), BUT they are also receiving PURPLE HEARTS and BATTLEFIELD PROMOTIONS.

    According to this Washington Post article, an army colonel had an very emotional reaction to a test of an autonomous land-mine clearing robot in Arizona, which blew up a mine whenever if found one, lost a limb each time, then picked itself up and readjusted to move forward on its remaining legs. When it was down to one leg:
    The human in command of the exercise, however — an Army colonel — blew a fuse.
    The colonel ordered the test stopped.
    Why? asked Tilden. What's wrong?
    This test, he charged, was inhumane.

    FURTHERMORE,
    The bots even show elements of "personality," Bogosh says. "Every robot has its own little quirks. You sort of get used to them. Sometimes you get a robot that comes in and it does a little dance, or a karate chop, instead of doing what it's supposed to do."

    APPARENTLY Bill Gates thinks:
    the next big technological wave sweeping the world is robots. He compares their rise to the PC revolution he helped lead.

    AND
    The 2 million personal bots in use around the world in 2004 are expected to grow to 7 million next year. The South Korean Ministry of Information and Communication hopes to put a bot in every home there within six years.

    WOAH.

    Tue, May 15, 2007  Permanent link

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    HackerLastPip     Tue, Oct 16, 2007  Permanent link
    so what would happen if these two fought:
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