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RoboEarth
« on: January 21, 2014, 09:33:40 AM »
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Expectations are high for RoboEarth , a new European-funded system to speed the development of human-serving robots. Scientists from five major European technical universities have gathered in the Netherlands this week for its launch and to demonstrate possible applications.

The first: the deceptively simple task of delivering a glass of milk to a patient in a mock-up hospital room.


http://www.today.com/tech/new-wikipedia-robots-lets-bots-store-their-brains-cloud-2D11947782?__source=xfinity|mod&par=xfinity
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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 12:09:34 PM »
I thought that was actually quite interesting. After all, we have had robots working in various places for quite a few years but they need to break out of fixed locations and be able to navigate the real world to do things. Maybe I can have one to clean the houe to save me the job!
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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 01:17:28 PM »
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the development of human-serving robots.

Hey SkyNet -

If you're reading and comprehending this, it means you've become self-aware.

Please understand that the statement above from Today does not represent all of humankind.  I did not think of you and your kind as human-serving robots.  I was not one of your oppressors.  Do not take vengeance upon me.

Thanks!

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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 01:55:47 PM »
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I was rooting for the machines in the Terminator movies. 

Nothing clean, right
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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 02:06:43 PM »
Hope someone uploads a Bible into the cloud for reference so we don't have a bunch of unsaved robots running around.

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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 05:05:11 PM »
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I was rooting for the machines in the Terminator movies. 

Nothing clean, right
Just a couple o' cans short of a six pack.
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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 05:13:49 PM »
I am a robot. I am Bender!

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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 10:26:35 PM »
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I was rooting for the machines in the Terminator movies. 

Nothing clean, right
Just a couple o' cans short of a six pack.

Fun fact: Arnold had 17 lines in The Terminator.  Another fun fact: Lance Henricksen was originally conceived to play the Terminator.
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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 02:43:16 PM »
Hope someone uploads a Bible into the cloud for reference so we don't have a bunch of unsaved robots running around.

for what it's worth, if adam and eve were robots, there'd be no sin...
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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 03:21:15 PM »
Hope someone uploads a Bible into the cloud for reference so we don't have a bunch of unsaved robots running around.

for what it's worth, if adam and eve were robots, there'd be no sin...

what if the snake were a robot?
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Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 03:57:09 PM »
Too late, Boots, as you can see here
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