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Can anyone else see powered armor and giant robots?


Scientists anticipate that a robotic arm using synthetic musculature will be ready to arm wrestle a human opponent by 2005.
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mittenstein From: mittenstein Date: August 18th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
will it be able to beat up deep blue and take its lunch money?
komos From: komos Date: August 18th, 2003 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
It will probably be able to beat up Kasparov, Deep Blue and the scientific team that created it all at once.

Just guessing...

mittenstein From: mittenstein Date: August 18th, 2003 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would like to see this featured in the much-needed sequel to Sylvester Stallone's Over The Top.
komos From: komos Date: August 19th, 2003 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
You know it will end with Sly holding Kasparov in a headlock while he wrestles the beefy robot arm in the climax. Meanwhile, his spunky sidekick will enact Sly's plan to outsmart the now-sentient Big Blue which has decided to launch a nuclear strike as revenge for getting beaten up in the early moments of the film.

It will be glorious! Now all we need to do is figure out a way to include ninjas and Jason Vorhees.
mittenstein From: mittenstein Date: August 19th, 2003 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)
you know what? i think i honestly want to write this screenplay.

i must be bored, huh?
canonfire From: canonfire Date: August 18th, 2003 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Over The Top.

by 3 years?

I'd rather see that arm belonging to a robotic monkey, quite honestly.
komos From: komos Date: August 18th, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Over The Top.

The article I was reading in an old issue of The MIT Technology Review talked a lot about the applications in robotics and biomedical devices (everything from prosthetics to pacemakers to corrective devices for eyesight), but the US military has some serious hooks in the research. If the scheduling is correct and they can get past the chemical degradation problems, I'd predict a prototype for powered armor within the next 15 years.

That's over the top.

But yea, a robot monkey with beefy arms would be super cool. ^_^
From: corvus_coronis Date: August 19th, 2003 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Gettin' just a little closer to SC

What I want to know is, when will scientists quit trying to clone horses & start manufacturing Zergs?
komos From: komos Date: August 19th, 2003 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Gettin' just a little closer to SC

"Goliath online"

I get the sense that the world is going to become a very strange place in the next 20 years or so.
mudguts From: mudguts Date: August 21st, 2003 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)

hello dave

thought this was interesting.
i read just far enough to see what this guys name, then busted up laughing...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1509&ncid=738&e=5&u=/afp/japan_robot_technology
komos From: komos Date: August 21st, 2003 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: hello dave

Somehow a robotic assistive device named HAL doesn't seem as menacing as the supercomputer with the same name.

Though, I suppose if it went all haywire, it could make you do the two-step against your will or something.

...~my achey breaky heart~...
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