I think its very interesting but also will end up in each "soldier" costing the taxpayer millions of dollars..... good for the defense industry,
good for saving lives unless they need babysitters or controllers.... questionable use against a well trained human with the right weaponry, and a
very high cost to the taxpayer. They probably cost as much as an M1 Abrams tank!
I think the more interesting take would be if these robots could be controlled like a drone. The soldier would be sitting comfortably air-conditioned
somewhere in the USA in a Virtual reality setup. His robot double would be halfway around the world, carrying 250lbs of gear and capable of operating
for extended time well beyond a human endurance. Just switch out the driver.
If anyone here has seen the cool sci fi movie "Surrogates" there is this scene where you see how a robot could be operated in this manner. In the
film, one gets blown up and they just release another one from the truck and the pilot is back in the action.
edit: I meant to also say that I have been subscribed to that youtube channel. I love seeing all their projects and yes, some of them are scary in
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I have found my own road to military-industrial-complex millions in this thread: "Live" Nano-Rust. Some saavy think-tank needs to snatch me up
These robots would almost be like that "singularity" thingy. I personally think we'll do ourselves in before we have them there humanoid robots up
to battle-speed, but I have no doubt we'll see an increasing number of "deathbots" of some sort in action.
Cool, creepy, thread...just in time for a techno-terror Halloween 2012....
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