Tag Archives: Robot

xkcd: Why Asimov put the Three Laws of Robotics in the order he did

Source: xkcd: The Three Laws of Robotics The Three Laws from the Wikipedia article: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by … Continue reading

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Elon Musk: Killer robots will be here within 5 Years

Not sure what to make of this one: ELON MUSK: Killer Robots Will Be Here Within 5 Years – Business Insider. Elon Musk has been ranting about killer robots again. Musk posted a comment on the futurology site Edge.org, warning readers … Continue reading

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Termite inspired robots | Machines Like Us

Inspired by termites and their building activities, the TERMES project is working toward developing a swarm construction system in which robots cooperate to build 3D structures much larger than themselves. The current system consists of simple but autonomous mobile robots … Continue reading

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Google’s Android Dreams: Annoying, Not Apocalyptic : The New Yorker

A couple of weeks ago, shortly after the Amazon C.E.O. Jeff Bezos unveiled, on “60 Minutes,” that his company plans to deliver packages to customers with a swarm of autonomous, flying drones, Google made an announcement that seemed far less … Continue reading

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Valkyrie: NASA’s Superhero Robot

Is it just me, or does this thing look like either a Star Wars stormtrooper or a Battlestar Galactica Cylon?  

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BBC – Future – Technology – Is it OK to torture or murder a robot?

In the discussion on my post on computer consciousness from the other day, my friend amanimal just provided the following link: BBC – Future – Technology – Is it OK to torture or murder a robot?. I think this powerfully … Continue reading

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