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Kind of Creepy but it seems like that movie may not be so far off. Check out this robot in development.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

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Big DOG? Looks and sounds more like a big FLY!

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On 2008-03-19 23:56, balducci wrote:
Big DOG? Looks and sounds more like a big FLY!

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Yeah... that adds to the creepiness doesn't it. I suspect its simply the high pitch of the motor.

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Now that's really creepy! The thing looks very nightmarish. Even creepier when it almost falls down and corrects its balance like a real animal. And the sound just adds to it.


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At 1:00 I thought that thing was going to lift it's leg and pee on that tree! LOL!
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At 1:00 I thought that thing was going to lift it's leg and pee on that tree!


I was thinking the same thing! Smile

Besides the buzzing, there were times when it almost sounded like the trotting of a horse!

It really amazes me how far robotics has come. I was impressed when I first saw asimo! After all, just getting a robot to walk on two legs is quite a feat. Something we do so easily and take for granted is really quite hard to do!
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That scared the hell out of me... especially because the video was silent and all you heard was the humming
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You can't fool me. There's a couple of little people in that thing.
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Actually, robots have been in use as military weapons since WWII. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath_tracked_mine )

...And now they have un-manned machine gun robots that operate remotely. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster-Miller_TALON ) It's only a matter of time before they are put on patrol with artificial intelligence on their own without the control of a human operator. Scary stuff!


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That seemed too unrobotic in a lot of it's movements (like when it slipped on the ice, was pushed by that guy).

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And look at how natural the moves seem to be on this robot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YiZQh20l3g&feature=related

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You people haven't got a clue! That's not a real ostrich. It's a robot.
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Terminator is based on a true story, btw.
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You thought that was scary.... Check this out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evIMpZVqM_Y&feature=related
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On 2008-03-19 23:25, Timothy Drake wrote:
Kind of Creepy but it seems like that movie may not be so far off. Check out this robot in development.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

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Tim

Day 19

Your clip reminded me of Theo Jansen's kinetic sculptures:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMqftVhOuTw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b694exl_oZo

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Terminator is actually based, in part, on two Outer Limit episodes written by Harlan Ellison: "Demon with a Glass Hand" starring Robert Culp and "Soldier" with Lloyd Nolan and Michael Ansara.

Ellison actually had to take James Cameron to court to get credit for his contribution to the movie. Now it has a the following statement in the end-credits: "Acknowledgment to the works of Harlan Ellison." Luckily, Cameron and Ellison managed to settle the matter out-of-court.

As for the Terminator being fiction or future, I think it is a distinct possibility, but the technology, especially the AI, has a long way to go.

I can't wait for the day that they actually can create a machine that can pass the Turing Test while standing in front of a real human being. No, this isn't exactly the test as conceived by Turing, but consider the possiblity of a robot or android so advanced that you can't distinguish it from a real person with both of them standing right in front of you! That would be the Turing Test on crack! Smile
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Actually Sophia Stewart wrote the basis for the matrix and terminator.
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On 2008-03-20 22:42, Rupert Bair wrote:
Actually Sophia Stewart wrote the basis for the matrix and terminator.

Don't know if you are being sarcastic or not.

Just in case you are serious:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp

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