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Navy to build Swarm of Semi-Autonomous Breeding Robots

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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 02:20 AM
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First; I would like to state that I did a search for this topic and did not find anything, if someone else caught this gem and posted first my apologizes.

2nd I would like to say: What the Heck Navy?

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the Navy is pursuing technologies that would allow swarms of semi-autonomous ‘bots to interact, team up, and manufacture things via 3-D printing tech.


I can see how this would be a very useful tool. But how do you control something like this?


the Navy wants robots that can make, among other things, more robots. And it wants to give the robots the capability to do it quickly wherever they are operating, via rapid prototyping machines that can churn out parts assembly line style in a variety of materials, including “multi-functional materials, programmable materials, metamorphic materials, extreme materials, heterogeneous materials, synthetic materials, etc.”


Now I know that these thing would only do what they are programmed. But if they are semi-autonomous and work together to build things, whos to say the things that they create will still listen to the human masters?



**On a side note, I would like to state how awesome 3D printers are getting
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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 02:33 AM
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The first thing that springs to my mind is the Grey Goo theory...

Scary stuff...



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 02:42 AM
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Humm sorry I don't seem to able to assit you on this project, beyond my cabilities, I wish you well/



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 02:43 AM
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It seems like the Navy wants these robots to build every kind of material out there...

Couldn't they have just said "we want these things to build what ever the hell we tell them to"?

More importantly, what if it fell into the wrong hands? We could be very likely invaded by millions of fembot Sarah Palins!

Or worst case scenario, the robots take on Guido genetics and they swamp every shore in America.

Southpark was right!!!

All kidding aside, this stuff is pretty creepy.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 02:58 AM
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Originally posted by Muckster
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The first thing that springs to my mind is the Grey Goo theory...

Scary stuff...


Wow... thanks for the link, that's very interesting.


I think the tech is awesome. What concerns me is if it goes into the wrong hands or if there will come a time we are unable to control it.

One non-military application I think this would be great for is cleaning up garbage dumps.

edit on 4-3-2011 by Topsy_Cret because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 05:45 AM
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cyberdine systems is real, somebody better go make sure john conner's safe or we will all be fu(ked



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 06:16 AM
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S&F

Nice find!

This is very very very scary... Robots that can mass produce... simply put this is a lot like the Terminator series plot...
Now all we got to do is build a few and link em all together and link them to our military database...

so they can build whatever they want? Imagine a few million of These running around terrorizing the hell out of you

Grey Goo Theory... well todays the first I heard of it... just read that... (Thanks Muckster)

Yeah I don't think it to be smart to actually continue on the course of advancement of robots that can self replicate and replicate period...

Oh well... time to drag out the ol EMP Gun... wait... I don't have an EMP Gun....



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 06:24 AM
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They will listen to human masters the same way war droids and space explorers do - no need to fear them turning on us. I imagine they want these to be able to printer build way down deep where it is dangerous for us to build so they can build foundations like never before in the deep sea - create an island - printerbuild some pillers.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 08:47 AM
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i suppose thes things could build in space aswell, we might see a real life death star type thing (or atleast our great grandchildren might), these things could be sent to other planets and mine resources etc... to build things to avoid the need for so much transportation of our earths resources if they wanted to build bases on mars et al.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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Homomasters were are not, OOOhhh it's just for a 3D printer application, like it is not going to be hooked to a tank of nano's, Things like this should be banned The Day The Earth Stood Still the 2008 movie has a nano sized robot that wipes the entire face of mans existance clean from the planet, could also be used in bio application as well as simple bacteria that eats all green life from the planet simular to the mustard root bio eater that they developed that nearly got out into the wilds of america, from an open simple green house they had.
the entire America's was nearly wipe out, from homomaster playing with stuff.

you wonder why these bioscience personal are killed off.



posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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Navy to build Swarm of Semi-Autonomous Breeding Robots



Past tense?

Isn't this the first thing the very first Navy did? What are sailors if not Semi-Autonomous Breeding Robots?


Last Call for Bracewell Probes!!
edit on 4-3-2011 by Chakotay because: ONLY YOU Can Prevent GREY GOO...



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 03:04 AM
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Really they need to get that cloning technology working, showcased in one of those resident evil films. In particular we need to clone thousands of Milla Jovovich's.




I don't think I would mind being invaded by a horde of Milla clones.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 12:24 AM
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There are so many way's this could end badly.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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Very very very cool indeed, scary not really. I find it hard to be afraid of something that runs on batteries



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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This is nano bot tech , is it not ?

Just imagine , a new aircraft carrier in a matter of minutes or perhaps multi mines to blast another ship , or perhaps some depth chargers for a pesky sub?

Or why even mess around , make a mini nuke to sort things out ?

It's often said that the military is 30 years ahead of current tech on the market , wonder if it's not closer to the 50 year mark ?



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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They better put Norton Anti-Virus on all of them. It would be easy to get a robot to do what terrorist and the opposing army wants.. all they need is a virus, something like the movie I-Robot.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 08:38 PM
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first of all the Navy has the Seabees to build whatever they want, second of all they're a bunch of tards!



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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Im not sure if you are talking about the robots that use raw materials from the earth to reproduce endlessly.

Tiny robots that could deforest an area quickly. Just to produce a stronger army for themselves.

What if they are programmed wrong and dont stop reproducing/consuming.
What if they are programmed to not stop reproducing/consuming on purpose?

This sounds to me,invincible until resources are gone from this planet.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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im beggining to think its closer to a few hundred year mark.

Haarp is not even known by the public and you can find documents dating back to 1915 about haarp.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:54 PM
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What the crap Navy??! didn't they watch SG-1? The Replicators are a GALACTIC threat!



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