posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:19 PM
"Modern-day robotics has already advanced to the point where we can create robot limbs sophisticated enough to be attached to machines and perform
tasks efficiently enough to outpace humans in certain areas. A significant problem with these limbs, though, is that they’re just too expensive, and
not precise enough to outpace humans across the board. However, DARPA has developed a cheap robotic hand that can almost match human performance in
dexterous activities, like changing a tire.
Humanity’s greatest advantage over other forms of life is our ability to use tools (or, relatedly, that our intellect allows for the ability to use
tools). So, what happens when DARPA develops a robot hand so precise that it is able to use a tool made for human use? Something ominous, certainly,
but something pretty darn cool — assuming it doesn’t figure out how to rise up against its creators. The goal of the project wasn’t simply to
build a cool robot that will take our jobs, but to build a low-cost, dexterous limb that would lead to more advanced prosthetics for those who have
lost use of their own limbs. Up until recently, a dexterous robotic hand would cost over $10,000, but as technology rolls along and development costs
lower, teams are encroaching a production cost of a relatively inexpensive $3,000."
Wonder how long it will take "Them" to weaponize the technology and build a T-800! LoL
edit on 2-4-2013 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)