Just completed P.W. Singer’s ‘Wired for War’ on robotics and autonomous systems. Fascinating reading, and, no, we’re not prepared. There are a host of ethical problems connected to where on the ‘autonomous’ variety we anticipate a robot to be (for instance, can it return fire autonomously?). Autonomous systems already exist, starting with my seatbelt and airbags that don’t wait for input, and my spam checker that uses guidelines to sort my e-mail.
Individuals enjoy the thought of machines going to war simply because of the simple reality that if a machine goes, they will not have to. When this may possibly be accurate for some ground infantry units, there will generally be a limit to how far a particular person would be from the battlefield. Second, one particular of the limiting components in a war is the loss of life. When an army is taking as well quite a few casualties, it is likely that they will surrender and hence finish the war. A battle between robot armies could take years based on the capabilities of the robots. The quantity of destruction they could cause can render an location uninhabitable for long periods of time.
At very first these mythical beings nevertheless went underground but had quickly exhausted their meals supplies. They eventually resurfaced only to come across zombies eating all the remaining food, aliens mowing down hordes of zombies, and robots fighting each sides in all out war. The two ancient races signed a truce and began a resistance against all 3 of their typical enemies.
In my opinion, humans are the ones who are wired for war. We are solely the creators of these machines that we are programming to go out to war and kill. Just as P.W. Singer mentioned in his video, these robots have no … Read more ... “Military & Defense Businesses (2)”
When I generally appear about for fascinating tattoo art, no matter what topic I choose there is typically a plethora of tattoo examples and pictures to appear by means of. Not in the case of helicopter tattoos, which when extraordinary general in good quality and detail, caters to a tiny but enthusiastic audience.
A lot of buzz exists regarding an invisibility or cloaking device. Many heard of these concepts on Star Trek in the 70’s and later. Invisibility came to the fore once again in the movie lore of Predator and Harry Potter. The military has definitely been interested since the 1940s with the Philadelphia Experiment and Project Montauk. The original tips begin with camouflage and radar invisibility and have evolved to visible ligh invisibility. There are plenty of movies and videos concerning these possibilities, but almost none of them can be verified with any reasonable assurance. Possibly invisibility devices exist, but we do know how to make anything radar invisible.
Honda came out with the ASIMO robot which has been programmed to do quite a few functions like: pouring drinks, dancing, walking up stairs, speaking and even playing soccer. Asimo which stands for Advanced Step in Revolutionary Mobility, can run almost four MPH, weighs just 106 pounds and stands 4 feet three inches tall. Asimo can recognize when its battery is low and obtaining its charging station and recharge itself. Amazingly, the 2015 version of this Android can shake hands and give verbal answers based on hand gestures or voice commands.
This one particular is a no brainer, Zombies do not give a lick of spit about robots and in truth, robots could care less about zombies. The only time these two are going to be undertaking anything to every other will be when the zombies stumble into the … Read more ... “Military Robotics (2)”
In not too long ago years, autonomous robots have been actively engaged in numerous exploration missions such as the planetary exploration by NASA and also the volcano exploration to take measurements in volcanic environments. In addition to those, the military has picked up on the use of robots. The possibilities of military use of AI are boundless, fascinating, intimidating, and frightening. Today’s military robots are applied primarily in exploration to discover roadside bombs, search caves, and act as armed sentries.
MIDARS, a 4-wheeled robot outfitted with several cameras, radar, and possibly a firearm, that automatically performs random or preprogrammed patrols around a military base or other government installation. It alerts a human overseer when it detects movement in unauthorized places, or other programmed situations. The operator can then instruct the robot to ignore the event, or take over remote control to deal with an intruder, or to get greater camera views of an emergency. The robot would also regularly scan radio frequency identification tags (RFID) placed on stored inventory as it passed and report any missing things.
As for the development of robot soldiers, regardless of decades of intensive research and continuous breakthroughs in robotics, the progress in creating autonomous military robots has been surprisingly slow. Various projects funded by the Defense Sophisticated Study Projects Agency (DARPA) have resulted in humanoid robot prototypes , but they lack the portable power supply and intelligence that would permit them to act beyond extremely restricted non-combat roles.
An open letter calling for a ban on lethal weapons controlled by artificially intelligent machines was signed last week by thousands of scientists and technologists, reflecting increasing concern that swift progress in artificial intelligence could be harnessed to make killing machines a lot more effective, and significantly less accountable, each on the battlefield and off. But … Read more ... “Carried out Stealing Old Suggestions, Now Onto Old Products”
A friend of mine told me a strange story about a woman approaching him on the street about the fact that he suffers from tremors resulting from a Brown Recluse spider bite on his proper temple. The woman asked him if he was the child of military personal, which he admitted he was. She then told him that the military were conducting experiments on diverse military private without having their knowledge. She then showed a document that was supposed to be a contract for the improvement of non-lethal weapons. She went on to claim that she herself was a victim of these experiments simply because she was retired Navy.
Currently we can not breathe effectively because air is polluted, we can not drink untreated water simply because it consists of dangerous chemicals, our meals is also not safe (and even if it is not we will never know it as all our sensing channels are captivated by industry and advertising and marketing forces which control the information that reaches us).
Iraq and Afghanistan taught the United States Army that it required a semi-automatic sniper rifle. The Discovery Channel video to the suitable demonstrates just how substantially of a difference that this tends to make. Also, the M110’s integrated suppressor quiets the gun and reduces the muzzle flash to a considerable degree of stealthiness that surpasses the old M24. The M110 placed 2nd in the 2007 Army rankings for ideal invention, and it will probably serve the Army for at least a couple of decades. So far, soldiers have been incredibly enthusiastic about it as properly. Possibly the biggest drawback is the range due to the smaller sized 7.62x51mm bullet, but in most combat scenarios 800m is adequate.
Battleground approaches constantly evolve and could leave military strategists uncertain about the capabilities … Read more ... “Three Reasons Why Humanoids Will Someday Replace Humans As Soldiers (2)”
Health-related robots are one of the most helpful applications of robots. They are utilised in various medical practices, such as tricky and precise surgical procedures. They are also used to assist patients in recovery and in the overall performance of routine tasks for patient care.
C-3PO and R2-D2 come into this list at five and six (in no certain order) and are most likely the most well-liked, nicely identified and renowned robots of all. Like most of the ‘droids’ in the Star Wars franchise they are quite properly designed and look good. If the earlier robots in this list like Robby and Gort set the standards for fictional robots, these two raised the bar and kept it going.
I am incredibly much a compiler of lists and delight in compiling and reading them, nevertheless this list is not based on any official list ranked by any supply other than myself and is my personal personal selection of robots in MY top 10. I have not integrated Cyborgs, Androids, Computer systems and so on… which I may well consist of in a Prime 10 list in an additional hub at a later date.
Come morning, John feels like a new person. This is how he feels everyday thanks to the iBed. John now telepathically informs numerous of his mechanized servants to commence preparing a breakfast match for a king. John requires a moment to loosen up as the iShower prepares a bath at the great temperature. This is just a different common day in John’s 512th floor apartment.
Even far more exotic styles are in improvement. DARPA, the research arm of America’s Department of Defence, is funding the development of little, soft robots that move like jerky slithering blobs. EATR, another DARPA project, is a foraging robot that gathers leaves and … Read more ... “Patrick Ong Tiong Han’s Egocentrist Weblog (3)”