Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now do parkour :datass:

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Favourite robotics company?

Google/Boston Dynamics (Atlas, Bigdog, Wildcat)
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50%
Honda (Asimo)
3
50%
Korea AIST (Hubo)
0
No votes
Lockheed Martin
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No votes
 
Total votes: 6
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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by TheWay » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:03 pm

The one I like most is the Sand Flea

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Green Gecko » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:09 pm

Man I used to come up with imaginary designs for that kind of stuff when I was a kid. Science!

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Meep » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:04 pm

Imagine ordering something on Amazon and then that thing trotting up your front garden. :dread: It would be worse than the drones.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Preezy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:10 pm

God will punish mankind for this blasphemy :dread:

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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:46 pm

Meep wrote:Imagine ordering something on Amazon and then that thing trotting up your front garden. :dread: It would be worse than the drones.


Japan will give them super-cute faces.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by NickSCFC » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:37 pm

South Korean university boycotted over 'killer robots'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43653648

Leading AI experts have boycotted a South Korean university over a partnership with weapons manufacturer Hanwha Systems.

More than 50 AI researchers from 30 countries signed a letter expressing concern about its plans to develop artificial intelligence for weapons.

In response, the university said it would not be developing "autonomous lethal weapons".

The boycott comes ahead of a UN meeting to discuss killer robots.

Shin Sung-chul, president of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kaist), said: "I reaffirm once again that Kaist will not conduct any research activities counter to human dignity including autonomous weapons lacking meaningful human control.

"Kaist is significantly aware of ethical concerns in the application of all technologies including artificial intelligence."

He went on to explain that the university's project was centred on developing algorithms for "efficient logistical systems, unmanned navigation and aviation training systems".

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Prof Noel Sharkey, who heads the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, was one of the first to sign the letter and welcomed the university's response.

"We received a letter from the president of Kaist making it clear that they would not help in the development of autonomous weapons systems.

"The signatories of the letter will need a little time to discuss the relationship between Kaist and Hanwha before lifting the boycott," he added.

Until the boycott is lifted, academics will refuse to collaborate with any part of Kaist.

Pandora's box
Next week in Geneva, 123 member nations of the UN will discuss the challenges posed by lethal autonomous weapons, or killer robots, with 22 of these nations calling for an outright ban on such weapons.

"At a time when the United Nations is discussing how to contain the threat posed to international security by autonomous weapons, it is regrettable that a prestigious institution like Kaist looks to accelerate the arms race to develop such weapons," read the letter sent to Kaist, announcing the boycott.

"If developed, autonomous weapons will be the third revolution in warfare. They will permit war to be fought faster and at a scale greater than ever before. They have the potential to be weapons of terror.

"Despots and terrorists could use them against innocent populations, removing any ethical restraints. This Pandora's box will be hard to close if it is opened."

South Korea already has an army of robots patrolling the border with North Korea. The Samsung SGR-A1 carries a machine gun that can be switched to autonomous mode but is, at present, operated by humans via camera links.


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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Preezy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:40 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
In response, the university said it would not be developing "autonomous lethal weapons".

The only line in the whole story that matters.

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by NickSCFC » Fri May 11, 2018 9:41 am



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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Preezy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:03 am

That is both amazing and utterly terrifying in equal measure :o :dread:

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Ironhide » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Preezy wrote:That is both amazing and utterly terrifying in equal measure :o :dread:


I fear the end is nigh.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Tafdolphin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:44 pm

But can he shrug?

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:10 pm

If it can't gooseberry fool on tits, it's not a threat.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Meep » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:31 pm

IMO, robotics will be perfected when they pass the 'sandwich test'. This is when I can order one to go make me a sandwich in complete confidence it will deliver. Right now they seem advanced enough not to bang into any walls, fall flat on their face and open the door on the way to the kitchen so they're definitely making progress.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Preezy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:54 am


Soon they will replace our beloved exotic dancers :dread:

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Moggy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:00 am

Meep wrote:IMO, robotics will be perfected when they pass the 'sandwich test'. This is when I can order one to go make me a sandwich in complete confidence it will deliver. Right now they seem advanced enough not to bang into any walls, fall flat on their face and open the door on the way to the kitchen so they're definitely making progress.


The trouble is by the time they have got to that stage they will already be self aware and will be plotting to kill us all.

Sandwiches will be our downfall.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Ironhide » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:50 pm

Preezy wrote:
Soon they will replace our beloved exotic dancers :dread:


Love the moonwalk bit at the end :lol:

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Preezy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:25 pm

I love seeing the robot videos where an appendage can sit in a fixed point in space and not move at all, with other parts moving around it. So impressive. Don't chickens also do that? Or did I just make that up?

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by OrangeRKN » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:01 pm

Preezy wrote:I love seeing the robot videos where an appendage can sit in a fixed point in space and not move at all, with other parts moving around it. So impressive. Don't chickens also do that? Or did I just make that up?




Yup

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now run :dread:
by Jenuall » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:43 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Preezy wrote:I love seeing the robot videos where an appendage can sit in a fixed point in space and not move at all, with other parts moving around it. So impressive. Don't chickens also do that? Or did I just make that up?




Yup

Owls are pretty boss at this as well, must be a bird thing:

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