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The Flapping Dead: Dead Sparrow reanimated by off the shelf robotics

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:27 AM
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A dead bird animated by off-the-shelf robotics helped US biologists study behaviour in the swamp sparrow species.


www.bbc.co.uk...

Scientists reanimate a dead sparrow using motors and electronics to study the aggression in wing flapping. Not an actual zombie reanimation, but a robot controlled corpse is still pretty cool. I'm sure it won't be long before we have self replicating nano technology that can do this, which will bring about the robo zombie apocalypse.
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:57 AM
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I think I saw the movie version and it really didn't end well.


They can model a nuclear explosion in record time and with ease....where once it took computers the size of a whole room to do it. They can't MODEL this? It has to be ghoulish like this? eeek.... I think some people never grew up or gained healthy maturity levels. Education and numbers of letters after their names doesn't help or change that sometimes, IMHO.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:04 AM
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Please don't try this on my ex-mother-in-law
Please don't try this on my ex-mother-in-law
Please don't try this on my ex-mother-in-law
Please don't try this on my ex-mother-in-law
Please don't try this on my ex-mother-in-law



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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I knew letting scientists watch: "Robot-Chicken" would come to no good.
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
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I think I saw the movie version and it really didn't end well.


They can model a nuclear explosion in record time and with ease....where once it took computers the size of a whole room to do it. They can't MODEL this? It has to be ghoulish like this? eeek.... I think some people never grew up or gained healthy maturity levels. Education and numbers of letters after their names doesn't help or change that sometimes, IMHO.


How could they model this on a computer? The whole experiment is to determine aggressive behaviour among wild sparrows. They needed a real sparrow that would interact with other real sparrows to test their behaviour. If they could model it that would require already knowing the answer.





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