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Scientists in Spain have achieved a giant leap for robotkind by building the first artificial cerebellum to help them interact with humans. The cerebellum is the portion of the brain that controls motor functions.
The project will now implant the man-made cerebellum into a robot so as to make its movements and interaction with humans more natural. The overall goal is to incorporate the cerebellum into a robot designed by the German Aerospace Centre in two year's time.
Robots have been roaming the streets of Iraq, since shortly after the war began. Now, for the first time -- the first time in any warzone – the machines are carrying guns.
After years of development, three "special weapons observation remote reconnaissance direct action system" (SWORDS) robots have deployed to Iraq, armed with M249 machine guns. The 'bots "haven't fired their weapons yet," Michael Zecca, the SWORDS program manager, tells DANGER ROOM. "But that'll be happening soon."
Bill Joy, chief scientist of Sun Microsystems, writing in an article in the April issue of Wired magazine, expressed his concern that self-reproducing robots could displace biological life, and he suggested that scientists ought to avoid developing some technologies.
Originally posted by Vixion
Wouldnt an EMP being able to knock some robots, or would an EMP machine have its own AI, how about a dead nukes, no power except a blow switch, blow it up few miles above Machine city, or where evr they run to.
Take Care, Vix
Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
We have yet to even produce a robot that is capable of reliably respond to limited voice commands. If a robot can't learn dialect and changes in speech pattern, it most certainly cannot learn the concept of death Matt
[edit on 9/5/2007 by VneZonyDostupa]