reply to post by davespanners
Indeed, it's hard to come up with credible scenarios where the ability to lie would actually aid robots in disarming bombs (which don't tend to or
need to be very smart) or rescuing injured servicemen.
The robot could be capable of deceiving humans in a similar way, according to the scientists, based at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
I can see it now...
Controller: Unit Seven, have you rescued that serviceman I sent you to get?
Unit Seven: No. I mean... yes.
the ticket! He's right here.
Controller: Unit Seven, I'm not seeing him. What is his current location?
Unit Seven: Oh, right! He um... let's see... he um, went to the store to get some smokes. Yeah, that's where he is. Like right now, and stuff.
Controller: Unit Seven, we're in a remote combat zone. The nearest store is over a hundred miles away.
Unit Seven: Well there you go. Obviously he wasn't so injured after all, eh? Bada-bing!
Controller: Just go get him already! He's being held at an enemy safehouse. Think you can handle it?
Unit Seven: Um, sure.
No problemo, amigo.
Unit Seven wheels over to the safehouse and knocks on the door with a cold, metal claw. The door doesn't open, but a voice can be heard from
Enemy Soldier: Who is it?
Unit Seven: Open up, man. It's um... Dave.
Yeah, it's me, Dave. Open up, man, I got the stuff.
Enemy Soldier: Dave's not here.
(With apologies to Cheech and Chong for stealing their bit.)
edit on 9/11/2010 by Majic because: Tag error.