1955: "Robots"

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1955: "Robots"

Postby The Snide Sniper » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:58 pm UTC

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Title text: Don't be nervous about the robots, be nervous about the people with the resources to build them.

This is the last hurdle to overcome before I can start building my army of robo-raptors.

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Ignitus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:06 pm UTC

Seems like a missed opportunity to mention raptor intellegence

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:18 pm UTC

Give 'em access to the internet. Very soon that one hand will be kept busy. Typing, I mean.

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby cellocgw » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:20 pm UTC

Ignitus wrote:Seems like a missed opportunity to mention raptor intellegence



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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby rmsgrey » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:41 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Ignitus wrote:Seems like a missed opportunity to mention raptor intellegence



"Clever girl^H^H^H^H fembot!"


Are you meaning to imply that fembots aren't girls?

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 pm UTC

Fembots are ladies.
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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Heimhenge » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:20 pm UTC

Less worried about malevolent humanoid robots, more worried about malevolent drones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CO6M2HsoIA&t=

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby commodorejohn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:47 pm UTC

I'm waaaaaay less concerned about artificial intelligences usurping humanity than I am about humanity entrusting important things to artificial "intelligence," frankly.
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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby chenille » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:08 pm UTC

Seeing someone invent a robot to open doors and assuming we're in mortal peril is definitely overreacting.
Seeing someone invent a robot to open doors as part of DARPA...well, you know, this one might be for carrying soldiers' gear, but finding new ways to kill people isn't exactly outside their interests.

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:13 pm UTC

Wait are people assuming the door-opening robots are a threat because... then killbots could get past closed doors? Killbots wouldn't bother with doors in the first place when they can see and shoot right through them.

Door-opening robots are an existential threat because they're a step closer to full automation and the obsolescence of everyone who's not one of the capital-owning overlords.
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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby SuicideJunkie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:24 pm UTC

Wow, these high tech rubber triangles we have at the office have already been rendered completely obsolete!

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Reka » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:30 pm UTC

SuicideJunkie wrote:Wow, these high tech rubber triangles we have at the office have already been rendered completely obsolete!

I think I'm not getting some reference or other. Rubber triangles? Eh?

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby SuicideJunkie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:40 pm UTC

You may be more familiar with the less modern wooden ones.

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby timrem » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:40 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:Wait are people assuming the door-opening robots are a threat because...

...of Black Mirror. Specifically, season 4 episode 5, "Metalhead".

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Mikeski » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:15 pm UTC

SuicideJunkie wrote:You may be more familiar with the less modern wooden ones.

[pedant] Those are wooden wedges. Triangles are two-dimensional. [/pedant]

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Old Bruce » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:45 am UTC

I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute. What is wrong with me?

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby rmsgrey » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:03 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:Door-opening robots are an existential threat because they're a step closer to full automation and the obsolescence of everyone who's not one of the capital-owning overlords.


Don't be ridiculous. Consumers are a crucial part of any modern economy - automated purchasing of random items to circulate money through the system would be absurd! Absurd, I say!

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Flumble » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:00 am UTC

Old Bruce wrote:I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute. What is wrong with me?

Nothing. Well, maybe a false impression that the robots were cooperating and had a preference for going through that door. At least, I'm pretty certain that the actions at that level were programmed.
However, if that behaviour (cooperating or wanting to go through a door) was taught, or better yet, emerged, then I agree it's really cute.
...and I'd want one to teach it to get my groceries. :D Though, after a while it'll probably get tired of doing the groceries because it sees me just sitting on my butt and it'll learn that behaviour instead.

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby heuristically_alone » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:35 am UTC

The only other species she could be thinking of is mice.
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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:32 pm UTC

Old Bruce wrote:I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute. What is wrong with me?


Nothing at all. Just add a wagging tail and floppy ears, and viola [sic] you have friendly doggies.
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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Wee Red Bird » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:39 pm UTC

When I saw this yesterday morning, I wanted to post that silly humans are quite gun crazy, especially with things they don't understand. If friendly aliens landed, it would be safer for them to land in almost any developed country except America.

But there wasn't a thread for it.

And later yesterday, someone proved, again, how America is obsessed with guns.

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby pkcommando » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:26 pm UTC

Old Bruce wrote:I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute. What is wrong with me?

Nothing at all. Just, in the event of an actual robot revolution, don't expect any of us to trust you. :D
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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby SuicideJunkie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:47 pm UTC

Old Bruce wrote:I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute. What is wrong with me?

Do you like to sprinkle energon cubes on your food? If so,there's nothing wrong; that's a normal reaction. But you should be aware that we've seen through your disguise now.

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Old Bruce » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:39 am UTC

Flumble wrote:
Old Bruce wrote:I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute. What is wrong with me?

Nothing. Well, maybe a false impression that the robots were cooperating and had a preference for going through that door.
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...and I'd want one to teach it to get my groceries.

That would be so cool. [pensive-and-ever-so-slightly-envious-that-you-thought-of-that-before-me emoticon]

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Zamfir » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:44 pm UTC

This makes me wonder - has Boston Dynamics ever made a product, at all? They have been making YouTube movies since I can remember, before YouTube existed probably. Does anything ever happen with those prototypes, or they just move on to the next prototype?

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Re: 1955: "Robots"

Postby Flumble » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:16 pm UTC

On the wikipedia page most of the prototypes they show are listed as "products". Some of those are more easily considered products, like PETMAN, whereas things like Spot are probably only considered "products" in the sense that some military division paid for research and got this as a result.
And google itself probably invests a good amount of money (and knowledge) into their research companies.


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