Author Topic: RoboEarth  (Read 211 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline shnozzola

RoboEarth
« on: January 21, 2014, 09:33:40 AM »
Quote
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
The irony is with freewill.  Atheism realizes we don't have it, while the fundamentals of theism demand it but don't want it.

Online wheels5894

  • Reader
  • ******
  • Posts: 2274
  • Darwins +90/-1
  • Gender: Male
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!
No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such that its falshood would be more miraculous than the facts it endeavours to establish. (David Hume)

Offline jdawg70

  • Reader
  • ******
  • Posts: 1505
  • Darwins +231/-5
  • Ex-rosary squad
Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 01:17:28 PM »
Quote
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!

P.S.
I was rooting for the machines in the Terminator movies.  And ignore all of that business about me welcoming our new ant overlords.  Please don't hurt me.

Offline Boots

  • Reader
  • ******
  • Posts: 1159
  • Darwins +87/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Living the Dream
Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 01:55:47 PM »
P.S.
I was rooting for the machines in the Terminator movies. 

Nothing clean, right
* Religion: institutionalized superstition, period.

* The existence of apologetics is evidence against the existence of the deity in question.

"We humans may never figure out the truth, but I prefer trying to find it over pretending we know it."  ~ParkingPlaces

Offline BibleStudent

  • Reader
  • ******
  • Posts: 1572
  • Darwins +10/-66
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.

Offline jdawg70

  • Reader
  • ******
  • Posts: 1505
  • Darwins +231/-5
  • Ex-rosary squad
Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 05:05:11 PM »
P.S.
I was rooting for the machines in the Terminator movies. 

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

Offline Nam

  • Laureate
  • *********
  • Posts: 11397
  • Darwins +272/-76
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm on the road less traveled...
  • User is on moderator watch listWatched
Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 05:13:49 PM »
I am a robot. I am Bender!

-Nam

Offline Boots

  • Reader
  • ******
  • Posts: 1159
  • Darwins +87/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Living the Dream
Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 10:26:35 PM »
P.S.
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.
* Religion: institutionalized superstition, period.

* The existence of apologetics is evidence against the existence of the deity in question.

"We humans may never figure out the truth, but I prefer trying to find it over pretending we know it."  ~ParkingPlaces

Offline screwtape

  • The Great Red Dragon
  • Administrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 11499
  • Darwins +560/-22
  • Gender: Male
  • Karma mooch
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...
Links:
Rules
Guides & Tutorials

What's true is already so. Owning up to it does not make it worse.

Offline Boots

  • Reader
  • ******
  • Posts: 1159
  • Darwins +87/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Living the Dream
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?
* Religion: institutionalized superstition, period.

* The existence of apologetics is evidence against the existence of the deity in question.

"We humans may never figure out the truth, but I prefer trying to find it over pretending we know it."  ~ParkingPlaces

Online wheels5894

  • Reader
  • ******
  • Posts: 2274
  • Darwins +90/-1
  • Gender: Male
Re: RoboEarth
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 03:57:09 PM »
Too late, Boots, as you can see here
No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such that its falshood would be more miraculous than the facts it endeavours to establish. (David Hume)