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Robots Replacing Humans: Redesigned Atlas robot can walk tether-free

Atlas Robot_frontview_2013 DARPA Wikipedia Public Domain

Featured Image:  Front view of the first generation humanoid robot Atlas, created in 2013 by DARPA and Boston Dynamics Credit: DARPA. [DARPA website] Source: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

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January 23, 2015

Like a teenager going off to college, DARPA’s Atlas robot has cut the tether and is walking on its own without a safety line. The centerpiece of this year’s DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the upgraded Atlas robotwas unveiled to the competing teams in Waltham, Massachusetts last week during a technical shakeout.

Developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics, the 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 345 lb (156.5 kg) bipedal, humanoid Atlas robot is designed for exploring ways to use robots in disaster situations – especially where navigating debris and using tools or found objects is necessary. According to DARPA, the upgrades to the Atlas increase its efficiency, dexterity, and resilience, with 75 percent of it replaced with new components and only the lower legs and feet remaining from the original design. . . . Read Complete Report

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DARPA About to Unveil Iron Man Prototype Suit

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youtube by TheAlexJonesChannel Published on Dec 6, 2014

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Drive-In Memories: Double Feature (+) Selected Short Subjects

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We open with a 1954 propaganda film of a robot invasion from outer space.

Given the controllers high priority, fast track, race to replace humans with robots and the present situation of a Government run a-muck this Robot Invasion, or a similar incident, could very well become a future ‘false flag’ incident. I’m just saying.

But never mind that, just set back with your favorite whatever and enjoy a classic move and then move on to more serious drive-in propaganda, and finishing up with the classic superb documentary “The Atomic Cafe”. . . EDITOR 

youtube by Cisco Alejandro

Target Earth 1954 Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey

Newsreels of the day mixed distraction “entertainment “babel with political propaganda to a captive audience. . . EDITOR

youtube by Journal TV Uploaded on Feb 7, 2011

Journal TV – Almanac Newsreels – Year in Review: 1950

THEI Public Service Educational Presentation . . . EDITOR

youtube by Weirdo Video

Propaganda Techniques – 1950

Uploaded on Apr 17, 2008

Educational film to teach viewers about the dynamics of propaganda, made in the in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s.

SPECIAL FEATURE

 

Atomic Explosion SOURCE Dept. of Energy Public domain
Image: Atomic Explosion. SOURCE: Dept. of Energy (Public Domain).
The Atomic Cafe
youtube by Docurama Films Published on May 8, 2012

One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, THE ATOMIC CAFE (1982) offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and misapprehension.

Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of life in the “Atomic Age,” while also exhibiting a genuine nostalgia for an earlier and more innocent nation. . . . Read Complete Description.

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Robot researcher combines nature to nurture ‘superhuman’ navigation

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Featured Image: CHARACTER » Victor Frankenstein AKA Doctor Frankenstein, creator of the Frankenstein monster appears in 88 issues. WIKI Edit History (Public Domain)

Robots Replacing Humans Dept.

from Science Daily

Date:
October 1, 2014
Source:
Queensland University of Technology
Summary:
Researchers are investigating realistic navigation for robots using computer modeling of the human eye and the brain of a rat.

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionize advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher.

Dr Michael Milford from QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty says the new study uses new computer algorithms to enable robots to navigate intelligently, unrestricted by high-density buildings or tunnels.

“This is a very Frankenstein type of project,” Dr Milford said. . . . Read Complete Report

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Football-size robot can skim discreetly along a ship’s hull to seek hollow compartments concealing contraband

Underwater robot By Researchers Fair Use

Featured Image: (From Article Below) A screen shot from an animated video shows how the robot could be used to perform ultrasound scans. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers. (Fair Use)

Science Daily

Date:
September 26, 2014
 
Source:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Summary:
Football-size robot can skim discreetly along a ship’s hull to seek hollow compartments concealing contraband.
Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans. . . . Read Complete Report
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youtube by mitseagrant2 on Oct 28, 2013
E2 Underwater Robotics at MIT
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Video of the Day: Teens are baffled by ’90s Internet

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Video of the Day: Teens are baffled by ’90s Internet

The Fine Brothers (TheFineBros) recently put up this Youtube video in which teens react to 1990’s internet technology. The video is worth watching, yes, and the 4.8 million views seems to indicate some level of success for the production. But I got stuck reading through the nearly 18,000 comments. I’m sure the NSA controllers have a robot app for that.

 

Robots Replacing Humans

ROBOT_-_PHANTOM_CREEPS_MOVIE_SCIENTIST_USING_WRIST_CONTROL_1939 SOURCE google Public Domain

Just when I was thinking of doing a “Robot Roundup” post encapsulating some of the wide variety of the stories we’ve covered in that area of regard, I ran across this presentation. Although it’s not exactly an in-depth treatment. it hits most of the high robotics spots we’ve covered over the past few months

Robot Skills and Ills

Robot Astounding Stories #21 SOURCE Google Images (Public Domain)

Robot Skills and Ills

 

The world of robots got even more interesting and foreboding this week. Below are two stories that, especially taken in contrast to one another, are amazing. Both stories come to us through Hearst & Electronic Products

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Ping Pong Playing Robot (or is that “PingBot“?)

This first story (video) is interesting in that this guy, Ulf Hoffman, built  this thing in their garage and wrote the operating software from scratch. The problem is I wouldn’t be able to play to a forehand or backhand. You can read the full story HERE

Along Came CUPID

short for Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, is an app controlled six-pronged-copter flying drone that packs an 80,000 volt Taser dart ― legally surpassing policemen’s 50,000 volt Tasers.

And this armed drone, billed as a “technology demonstration”, is designed to identify and tazer suspects.

“CUPID is simple: once an intruder is spotted on a property, CUPID will fly over and transmit an image of their face. If the property owner does not grant clearance, then CUPID will issue an audio warning before tazering any uncompliant persons into submission, then wait the authorities to arrive. ”

I am pretty sure, police will be the first to fire the tazer on this thing and government will be the first to use its surveillance function. When this cupid’s arrow finds you, it won’t be love in the air, it will be screams and urine.

Read this full story HERE (then run)

Traffic Tickets from Robotic Cops

ROBOT_-_PHANTOM_CREEPS_MOVIE_SCIENTIST_USING_WRIST_CONTROL_1939 SOURCE google Public Domain

New robot cops tackle traffic congestion
Bots are being used in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

See full article HERE

Well, I guess we can file this story under the “Didn’t see that coming” category: Two new robot cops have been put in place along the intersection of Boulevard Triomphal and Huileries Avenue in Kinshasa, part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the sole purpose of easing traffic congestion.

A Robot Turtle to Inspect Shipwrecks

Aquatic Turtle by Michael Miloserdoff publicdomainpicturesnet

Featured image: Aquatic Turtle by Michael Miloserdoff SOURCE: publicdomainpictures.net

From Science Daily

Nov. 26, 2013 — The Robot Safari in London Science Museum will see the world premiere of the underwater robot U-CAT, a highly maneuverable robot turtle, designed to penetrate shipwrecks.

U-CAT’s locomotion principle is similar to sea turtles. Independently driven four flippers make the robot highly maneuverable; it can swim forward and backward, up and down and turn on spot in all directions. . . Read Complete Report