If this doesn’t belong in our “Robots Replacing Humans” Archive, nothing does. Can’t wait until this is totally developed. Just think the tasks the Controllers could program into deceptive robots. . . . EDITOR
We know, we know, robots being deceptive sounds like a bad thing. Potentially avery bad thing. But the fact is, deception is everywhere, and for good reason: being deceptive is often the most efficient and effective way to protect yourself from harm. Deception is by no means unique to humans, either: animals are masters at deceiving other animals (and us), and Ron Arkin’s group at Georgia Tech has been teaching robots to learn deception from a pro: the squirrel. . . . Read Complete Report
I continue to watch as, I believe, the Controllers are using the fast track towards robots taking on the role of humans. Here is a recognizable movement towards a human acceptance of this. Should we socialize with robots who will be taking our jobs away?? Will you be able to admit that your robot MIGHT be able to drive your car better than you? Will robot sex be more enjoyable than the old fashion human stuff??
But we have time yet before we have to protest THOSE problems. There are many questions that will come up before human-replacement robots hit the Thrift Stores. So, lets enjoy the robots in the video and worry about all of the problems coming off the assembly lines tomorrow.
Another thing, I found nothing like this in Tokyo back in 1968 while my ship stopped to unloaded a cargo.
Oh well, I had my own kind of fun anyway. No not partying (although I have to admit. . .) Knocking around historic places and watching the people performing the chores of everyday life, that was always my passion. . .EDITOR
TOKYO (Reuters) – In a restaurant down an alley in one of Tokyo’s best-known red light districts, four massive female robots wink and wave as they lumber to the beat of traditional Japanese drums and a Lady Gaga dance tune.
It’s show time at the “Robot Restaurant,” a new and high-tech take on the city’s decades-old cabaret scene that puts a friendly, if unusual, face on the robot technology in which Japan is a world leader. . . . Read Complete Report
Every day, hundreds of people cross the border illegally into the Arizona desert. In Tucson, the Border Patrol uses a wide mesh of technology to try to stop them. CNET Road Trip checks it out.
TUCSON, Ariz.–It’s summer in the Southwest, and there may not be a hotter border anywhere in the United States. For one thing, the mercury is easily over a hundred every day. And then there’s the steady flow of organized smugglers trying to sneak themselves and their substantial cargo — of migrants and/or drugs — across Mexico’s long desert frontier with Arizona.
There are nine U.S. Border Patrol sectors stretching across America’s southwestern frontier. And back in 2000, the agency was snagging more than 2,000 people a day for crossing illegally into its Tucson sector — which is responsible for 262 linear miles of border and about 90,000 square miles of territory — making it one of the busiest.
But these days, that number has plummeted to between 300 and 350 a day, and the Border Patrol’s adoption of a broad set of new technology aimed at combating smugglers — a complex network of cameras and sensors in the ground, on towers, on the back of mobile trucks, or mobile agents, and airborne — has played a large part in the reduction. After all, if a smuggler knows that he and a group of migrants he’s shepherding are likely to be spotted thanks to the technology, he’s more likely to try another area. . . . Read Complete Story w/ photos