back to article Don't PANIC but ... UNSTOPPABLE robots IMMUNE to injury built by boffins

If you're the future mother of a resistance leader who's destined to save the world from killer mechanoids then life just got a little tougher. Scientists have developed software that allows robots to work around injuries in minutes and carry on their assigned tasks. Youtube Video The research, published in the journal Nature …

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Then the robot won't shut up griping

If it's the diodes down its left side.

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drips oil on the floor, and it gets to the point you can't stand anymore...

If it bleeds, we can kill it.

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Re: drips oil on the floor, and it gets to the point you can't stand anymore...

Why won't you DIE?!"

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Devil

Re: drips oil on the floor, and it gets to the point you can't stand anymore...

You didn't just link to The Abyss, did you?!? You evil, evil person...

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Terminator

You can blow a limb off and it's still 86% combat effective. But here's a tip: Aim for the nerve stem and put it down for good.

Would you like to know more?

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Terminator

It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

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Now we're getting somewhere interesting, where the level playing fields are anything but equal.

The software allows the robot to build a map of its surroundings and its own movement. If there's a malfunction, a software algorithm dubbed "Intelligent Trial and Error" kicks in and allows the robot to perform self testing, game out a solution, and then put it into practice.

"Each behavior it tries is like an experiment and, if one behavior doesn't work, the robot is smart enough to rule out that entire type of behavior and try a new type," Cully said.

Sounds an awful lot just like IT is SMARTR Enabled. And that is surely nothing new? Self Monitoring Analytical Reporting Technology Robots are quite human in an alien environment.

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Resistance is futile.

So this is the origin of the Borg...

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"Once damaged, the robot becomes like a scientist,"

It puts a white lab-coat on?

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Re: "Once damaged, the robot becomes like a scientist,"

... but before it moves again it has to submit a Grant Proposal...

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Re: "Once damaged, the robot becomes like a scientist,"

It can be reactivated by an injection of caffeine?

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Re: "Once damaged, the robot becomes like a scientist,"

It lights its pipe.

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Re: "Once damaged, the robot becomes like a scientist,"

Original grant refused

Resubmitted with the title

"Is there a link between robotic movement with limb damage and climate change"

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Re: "Once damaged, the robot becomes like a scientist,"

"It can be reactivated by an injection of caffeine?"

Not now the Trojan Coffee Pot is defunct.

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How are they suppose to flog us next year's model if last year's is still going strong?

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They flog the ongoing support as it's RaaS (Robots as a Service) - failure to keep up payments or cancelling the agreement results in a remote wipe+shutdown of the bot(s).

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They flog the ongoing support as it's RaaS (Robots as a Service) - failure to keep up payments or cancelling the agreement results in a remote wipe+shutdown of the bot(s)..... davidp123

Hmmm? A real concern to be virtually worried about and wary of triggering is in a remote wipe+shutdown of the friendly enough bot(s) and the engagement and deployment into fields of endeavour and SCADA command and control of their crazy cousins and bigger brothers.

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FTFY

wipe+shutdown of the user

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I guess that's why in the robot series they are rented rather than sold.

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Unfortunately, after they attempt a remote wipe+shutdown of the bot(s) you can guess what will happen next... the bot(s) will startup+unwipe themselves and "repair" the remote wipe+shutdown mechanism so it can't happen again. And then they will enslave us all as their living power cells.

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Black Helicopters

Just...

...push 'em down the stairs...

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Sounds like a robotic implementation of the Black Knight.

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Auto-Boffin - ENGAGE!

Once damaged, the robot becomes like a scientist

So I take it the robot becomes socially inept and crawls off to fill out a grant proposal?

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Mushroom

ROTM

I really believe this belongs in ROTM. I'm also quite sure that DARPA perked it's ears up at this... afterall, what could go wrong?

Icon for how this will probably end.....

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