Robots In The News — Yipee, or Yipes!

Posted By: 'Okie' | 8:18 am — 4/3/2009 | Comments Off on Robots In The News — Yipee, or Yipes! See comments below:

Terminator Cameron

Where’s Issac Asimov when you really need him?

One of my faves for wasting 43 minutes a week is watching Terminator, The Sarah Connor Chronicles on FOX. Summer Glau is a big reason, as I’ve enjoyed her work since Firefly and Serenity (the Firefly movie.) The Terminator concept was wearing a bit thin after Arnold’s 3rd outing, but the news headlines keep bringing the idea home. Take today for instance. Drudge has two:

Robot achieves scientific first; Machine makes discovery independently of creators…

A laboratory robot called Adam has been hailed as the first machine in history to have discovered new scientific knowledge independently of its human creators.

Adam formed a hypothesis on the genetics of bakers’ yeast and carried out experiments to test its predictions, without intervention from its makers at Aberystwyth University.

Uh Oh! And, then there’s this:


Japan hopes to have a two-legged robot walk on the moon by around 2020, with a joint mission involving astronauts and robots to follow, according to a plan laid out Friday by a government group.

And then watch this and tell me you aren’t gettin’ that queasy feeling or that the hairs on the back of your neck aren’t standin’ a bit tall.

“Humans have a strength that cannot be measured.”

Let’s hope so . . .

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