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Boffins at Japanese electronics giant Toshiba have unveiled a new four-legged robotic invention designed to root around in areas too dangerous for humans, such as Tokyo Electric Power’s stricken Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant. The 65kg machine stands at just over one metre tall and has capacity for carrying another 20kgs. It’s …

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"smaller camera-mounted robot"

It would make more sense to mount the camera on the robot, surely?

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Re: "smaller camera-mounted robot"

Japanese robots are known to split up and merge again in action-oriented settings.

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What operating system are you using?

Erm... Vista.

We're going to die, Roy! We're going to die!

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So...

Who's going to make the robot to rescue the robot when it gets stuck?

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Re: So...

You just need an American Robot to tell the Japanese Robot to unfuck himself. Job done.

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And we shall call him..

And we shall call him ZZ One.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Unintentional

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The real question....

is how long will it be before these robots join a union go on strike due to pay an conditions and then take over the world!

anyone else see the downside to making robots better than us...

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Here's an idea...

Get a few prisoners sitting on death row (there are plenty in 'Merica) to volunteer to do the cleanup. Cheaper and more effective than any robot. If they need any enticement, offer them a couple of cold beers at the end of each working day, that should have them queuing up.

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Re: Here's an idea...

They'd last about 20-30 minutes in the higher radiation environments, which is about how long it takes you to use up your store of neurotransmitters once you've lost the ability to synthesise more due to nucleic acid damage and damage to transcription enzymes, endoplasmic reticulum etc. The nervous system is, like a robot's CPU, the weak spot.

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