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The Time of I, Robot has Arrive. Meet Atlas.

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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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The Future of Robotics is here and if we combine this with Google's Alpha Go, humans will be slave in as early as 2050.





Meet the newest Atlas robot



Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Alphabet, has released their newest robot prototype: Atlas. The robot can walk in tough conditions, lift heavy boxes, and stand up after being knocked down.
Boston Dynamics' latest demonstration video features a new iteration of its humanoid robot Atlas coping with a number of destabilizing forces -- including a hockey stick and a pole.
The free-roaming robot is shown testing its balance by walking across a snowy woodland, before ably picking up boxes and placing them on shelves.

It's not only shorter, lighter, and packed with a lot more sensors than the previous iteration of the Atlas, but Google-owned Boston Dynamics have also done away with the tethering system that kept the bipedal mechanoid strictly warehouse-bound.

And it copes well when a Boston Dynamics staffer tests its reactions to unexpected interference, using a hockey stick to prod it and the box its carrying, before upending it with a length of cardboard tubing.

Atlas takes a moment to gather its senses before getting back on its feet -- and walking out the door.

Maybe the next version of the Atlas will be doing frontflips and cartwheels too.


I am looking forward to work for a more efficient master than our current.
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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: reddragon2015
The Future of Robotics is here and if we combine this with Google's Alpha Go, humans will be slave in as early as 2050.








Fixed your videos.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: TerminalVelocity

how did toy fix them?



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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Wow that looked like an amazing piece of kit.. Welcome to the future of warfare.. because let's be honest they won't be using it for the benefit of mankind..

Had to laugh when the guy was pushing it with a stick.. was thinking one day that robot will probably possess it's own intelligence and attack someone who did that.


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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: Misterlondon

You forgot sex. War and sex technology right there.

Somebody had to say it...

Cool robot though!
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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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The word 'terminator' springs to mind.

Could google be sky net...



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: Misterlondon

Atlas started under Boston Dynamics before Alphabet Inc. Acquired them. Atlas got a big boost after winning a contest hosted by DARPA. So I think military uses are more than implied.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: KawRider9
a reply to: Misterlondon

You forgot sex. War and sex technology right there.

Somebody had to say it...

Cool robot though!


Well Maybe this technology is not such a bad thing after all.. lol..
So I guess it's welcome to the future of robot porn aswell then.. The japenese are going to love it..



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: reddragon2015
a reply to: TerminalVelocity

how did toy fix them?


When you embed YouTube videos here, put only the part I've highlighted in:

https: // youtu.be/rVlhMGQgDkY

Normally it will be everything after a "=" sign. Like this:

https: // www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO7vDf19PPg

Again, you only put in the part I've highlighted.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: KawRider9
a reply to: Misterlondon

You forgot sex. War and sex technology right there.

Somebody had to say it...

Cool robot though!


Sex with a robot, not sure how I fell about that one. But thinking about it, I am partial to a rabbit, I mean robot from time to time already.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: Misterlondon

So I guess it's welcome to the future of robot porn aswell then.. The japenese are going to love it..


Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"
-meets-
David Allan Coe's "Three Biggest Lies".



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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 05:54 AM
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a reply to: reddragon2015

1000 years from now it will be smoking cigars and singing 'Bender, Bender, Bender'.

Btw: don't think computer playing games are AI.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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Yay!! Unmanned missions to other planets just got a big step!! Such an exciting time to live!

Imagine this in another 10 years, able to carry scientific equipment on its back, able to take samples and send the data back to Earth. Maybe we can colonize ALL the other planets in our solar system with robots instead of just Mars.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:13 AM
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originally posted by: superman2012

Imagine this in another 10 years, able to carry scientific equipment on its back, able to take samples and send the data back to Earth.

Don't we already have that -- but with the trivial difference of having wheels instead of legs?



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:17 AM
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A few more reflex layers in the code and we will all be unemployed.

That'll be awesome for an already underemployed work force.

I look forward to seeing how society and government will deal with people being replaced by machines to do manual tasks....



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: superman2012

Imagine this in another 10 years, able to carry scientific equipment on its back, able to take samples and send the data back to Earth.

Don't we already have that -- but with the trivial difference of having wheels instead of legs?


Yes but are they able to pick themselves up if they fall over? Able to negotiate over terrain? Granted, Curiousity's wheels are getting more and more damaged and any machine sent to another planet would eventually wear out, but what if having a humanoid robot means that it would be able to repair itself or switch out a part that is designed to wear (like putting on new shoes for us)?

Plus, sending a humanoid robot to another planet makes the 8 year old me scream in delight.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
A few more reflex layers in the code and we will all be unemployed.

That'll be awesome for an already underemployed work force.

I look forward to seeing how society and government will deal with people being replaced by machines to do manual tasks....


Read the posters name right above your comment for your answer.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 08:44 AM
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Be interesting to learn who repairs 'it' when a part breaks or wears out, who makes that part, who delivers it, and how is 'it' going to pay for the part? I'd like to see 'it' climb a ladder too, and climb out of a 5 meter deep pit.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: pikestaff

Labor is usually (always) the most problematic part of any business.

All human labor cannot be eliminated, but business will do everything it can to eliminate as much of it as it can.

It has always been this way.

It will only get worse until people realize there are some things you cannot do while still serving the public good or commonwealth.

Or changes are made to somehow keep people more in the loop.

A warehouse full of food is worthless if there isn't anyone around with resources enough to trade for, or to buy it.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: reddragon2015
Sorry OP. Already posted the day before here Atlas, The Next Generation robotics (videso)



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