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The robot with a human skeleton and movements: Very Scary!

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 09:38 AM
I think I have put this in the wrong forum, sorry. Anyway, here goes:

It looks as if our advancements in Artificial Intelligence have take a quantum leap:

(BBC) Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has been to meet the first robot to mimic in anatomical detail the movements of the human body.

The anthropomimetic robot, which has joints, bones, muscles and tendons will, according to Professor Owen Holland from the University of Sussex, bring us closer to true artificial intelligence.

The long-term purpose of this research being what exactly? To create a robot army? A robot workforce? Robot police? Where will this lead eventually?

I'm all in favour of scientific endeavour. However, I am very worried about where this will lead. Are we going to see a real-life Terminator style world in twenty years time?

I am very worried about the implications of this research.

What do you think?
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 09:56 AM
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I see nothing short of a great achievement of our incredible minds, and the dawn of an exciting new industry.

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 09:58 AM
This is a breakthrough, and i understand your concerns. However a pencil in the hands of the wrong person can become an eye-gouging weapon. Someone will always take something good and pervert it into some kind of weapon. Actually I beleive this is a neccessary step in robotics in order to create a true intelligent artificial being. That however will be a long way off, I'm afraid.

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:11 AM
I am always so surprised when they "Discover" a new way to make some artificial construct and the idea is taken from the way Nature already designed it.

It looks jerky and like it could easily fall apart at any second! LOL Even artificial creatures will have weaknesses, and I think we are still way, way off from true A.I.

That said, a Robopocalypse does not have to be the only outcome, they may decide we make great pets...

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:23 AM
Terminator. Series 0001

Abilities: Human interaction and elimination

Construction: Titanium skeleton overlaid with carbon fiber muscle and tendon system. Exterior carbon fiber skin and hair. Multi optional optics that include infra red, visual spectrum, night vision abilities. Broad spectrum UHF and ULF wave indicators and detection abilities, additional human level auditory and speech recognition system. Internal thermal temperature control process.

Processes: 1000 core multi faceted internal logic process chip. Theoretical process chip. Knowledge chip. Analysis and probability chip. Human action and predictability process chip. Human interface and recognition chip. Applied self defensive and preservation chip. 1000 teraquat informational data storage and utilization drive. Applied learning and determination of outcome chip. Emotional response and compliance chip.

Matrix body: Neural net chip interlink fully autonomous center. Fully active thought drive compliant with sub chip operations. Linkup to main primary command and control.

Mission: Infiltration with and elimination of human life forms.
Protocol: Self automation activation unit.
Prime directive: Compliance to command and control directives.
Override directive: Inactivation when in conflict with Mission, Protocol, and prime directive procedures.

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:37 AM
I have to wonder as to why they are not using NASA's eletropolymer muscles? The formula has been out there for a number of years and they work quite well. We actually used the formula in an experiment. I could really see the sex industry talking off with this kind of technology LOL. So much is driven by porn, just look at the pre 90's internet. It wouldn't be as large and complex as it is today without that initial "boost."

I used to have a poster depicting Einstein making the perfect woman in the Department of Cybernetics and it happened to have a remote with mute control. I guess that's not PC because you can't buy the poster anymore, but it will eventually happen.

Cheers - Dave

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 10:49 AM
I, for one, welcome our new...

Anyhow. I would like to have a cyclops droid, though it would very much freak out the wifey.

I don't find this scary. It's just the advancement of robotics, pseudo-AI, etc.

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 07:29 PM
Not scary, VERY COOL, now if I can just convince them to transfer my brain into one designed out of titanium and carbon fiber, I would be set forever!

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 09:12 PM
whats going to happen when this thing gets smart enough to realize it's a one eyed d%#kless zombie??

if they're gonna make this stuff they should make pretty ones so they don't end with 'issues'

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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I dont think we have anything to worry about. I think this is pretty cool. But I believe that even if we do create artificial intelligence one day, I dont think it would be so intelligent that it would come up with ideas all on its own. I think the only way a highly advanced robot would have feelings of rebellion is if they were programmed that way and then i suppose that robot would be destroyed and the person who programmed it would be put in prison. So yeah i dont really see this as being a threat to humanity.

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:19 PM
To me the thing is gorgeous .I would love to be building something like this. The idea to copy the human movement system is also awesome.

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:22 PM

Originally posted by chemistry

I'm all in favour of scientific endeavour. However, I am very worried about where this will lead. Are we going to see a real-life Terminator style world in twenty years time?

I am very worried about the implications of this research.

Where we are now, we are able to create robots that mimic human movement..Even some that look very real...But that is one thing. Creating A.I is another. Something you wont have to worry about in your life time. We are pretty far off from having any real A.I

Realistically, you don't have to worry about Robots getting smarter than people and taking over the world or anything....At least not in your life time...

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:27 PM
Now, they have to begin talks with these people....

The most amazing surface appearance of robots. You could not tell them in a crowd unless you tried to talk to one of them. But that is now..... give it a few years and , well we may never know if someone is a robot or a human....

Most Amazing Human Likeness in a Robot

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