posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 01:21 PM
Robots, evolving 100,000,000 times faster than humans? I don't believe that. A robot can't come close to rivaling the physical complexity of a
human. It took them 25 years of research just to get where they could simulate 25 brain cells of a lobster. A human brain has trillions of cells.
Robots are a long way off.
I am sure robots will get more complex algorithms so that they can walk better. It has taken them years to get robots that can walk bipedal, but you
can still walk up to them and shove them and they fall down. They need to get them where they can balance.
Which requires an ENORMOUS amount of processing power. They say it takes so much processing power to make a machine walk upright, it is amazing that
we humans even walk upright the way we do. That kind of robotic intelligence is a long way off.
There was a thread similar to this regarding UCAVs, over in the Aircraft forum. And I doubt robots will ever take over no matter how advanced they
get. As robots evolve, humans are going to become more robotic. We are on the verge of what may be a cybernetic type of age, as humans will begin
having certain computer chips and so forth put into their bodies and other artificial bodyparts.
As for robot soldiers, they are a loooooooooong way off. You put robotic soldiers on the battlefield, what makes them any more effective than humans?
Guns will still take them out, and they will have to be so compelx that they will not be able to fix. Even things like robotic battle tanks will
require robts that can replace the tracks, repair the engine, etc....might as well have humans do it.