10 thoughts on “Think about this. Again!

  1. R. Daneel Olivaw says:

    “Terrifying Black Mirror-style robots by Boston Dynamics can now CHASE you, climb stairs and even find their way around on their own” (Daily Mirror UK) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5717223/Terrifying-Black-Mirror-style-robots-chase-climb-stairs-way-around.html
    “The jogging humanoid robot video that is ‘terrifying’ the Internet” (Washington Post) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/05/11/the-jogging-humanoid-robot-video-that-is-terrifying-the-internet/?utm_term=.75366f6b6244
    “Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot dog goes on sale in 2019” (CNET) https://www.cnet.com/news/boston-dynamics-spotmini-robot-dog-goes-on-sale-in-2019/

  2. Buzz says:

    “This Insect-Sized Flying Robot Is Powered by Lasers” (Wired 5/15/18) https://www.wired.com/story/this-insect-sized-flying-robot-is-powered-by-lasers/ “In 1989, two MIT artificial intelligence researchers made a terrifying prediction. “Within a few years,” wrote Rodney Brooks and Anita Flynn, “it will be possible at modest cost to invade a planet with millions of tiny robots.” Their paper “Fast, Cheap and out of Control: A Robot Invasion of the Solar System,”, argued that small, autonomous “gnat robots” would soon become cheap enough to solve problems en masse. https://people.csail.mit.edu/brooks/papers/fast-cheap.pdf
    Nearly three decades later, those millions of tiny robots have yet to take over, at least not exactly like Brooks and Flynn envisioned. While they were right in some ways—the world has more than 700 million active iPhones—the vision of the fast, autonomous, tiny, buzzing bot is still a dream. Fly-sized bots have mastered liftoff, flight, landing, but all while bound to an outside power source. That is, until now.
    …Insects have had 400 million years to evolve—it may take roboticists a few more years to develop equally invasive tiny robots.”

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