Posts tagged "robots"
  1. Notes: 129 / 3 weeks ago  from notevensurewhy (originally from mostlysignssomeportents)

    mostlysignssomeportents:

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    My new Guardian column is “Why it is not possible to regulate robots,” which discusses where and how robots can be regulated, and whether there is any sensible ground for “robot law” as distinct from “computer law.”

    One thing that is glaringly absent from both the Heinleinian and Asimovian brain is the idea of software as an immaterial, infinitely reproducible nugget at the core of the system. Here, in the second decade of the 21st century, it seems to me that the most important fact about a robot – whether it is self-aware or merely autonomous – is the operating system, configuration, and code running on it.

    If you accept that robots are just machines – no different in principle from sewing machines, cars, or shotguns – and that the thing that makes them “robot” is the software that runs on a general-purpose computer that controls them, then all the legislative and regulatory and normative problems of robots start to become a subset of the problems of networks and computers.

    If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I believe two things about computers: first, that they are the most significant functional element of most modern artifacts, from cars to houses to hearing aids; and second, that we have dramatically failed to come to grips with this fact. We keep talking about whether 3D printers should be “allowed” to print guns, or whether computers should be “allowed” to make infringing copies, or whether your iPhone should be “allowed” to run software that Apple hasn’t approved and put in its App Store.

    Practically speaking, though, these all amount to the same question: how do we keep computers from executing certain instructions, even if the people who own those computers want to execute them? And the practical answer is, we can’t.

    Why it is not possible to regulate robots

  2. Notes: 298 / 1 month ago  from mendelpalace (originally from robertsammelin)
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  3. Notes: 157 / 2 months ago  from mendelpalace (originally from rhade-zapan)
    mendelpalace:

Makoto Kobayashi on that euro comics vibe. 

    mendelpalace:

    Makoto Kobayashi on that euro comics vibe. 

    (Source: rhade-zapan)

     
  4. Notes: 740 / 2 months ago  from xombiedirge
    xombiedirge:

Robocop by Tsutomu Ohno
     
  5. Notes: 852 / 2 months ago  from mendelpalace (originally from innotune)

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    innotune:

    Giu’s Robot Repairs

    bloomin’ marvellous that

  6. Notes: 874 / 2 months ago  from mendelpalace (originally from kaijuemperor)

    kaijuemperor:

    "One face is given to us by god. The other,we make ourselves"-Shotaro Ishinomori. Born January 25,1938-Died January 28,1998

    Happy Birthday Ishinomori-sama.

  7. Notes: 74 / 3 months ago  from theatlantic
    theatlantic:

The Future of the Army: Less Soldiers, More Robots, More ‘Lethality’

In the future, an Army brigade might have 3,000 human troops instead of 4,000, but a lot more robots, according to recent remarks by General Robert Cone, the Army’s head of Training and Doctrine Command.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

    theatlantic:

    The Future of the Army: Less Soldiers, More Robots, More ‘Lethality’

    In the future, an Army brigade might have 3,000 human troops instead of 4,000, but a lot more robots, according to recent remarks by General Robert Cone, the Army’s head of Training and Doctrine Command.

    Read more. [Image: Reuters]

     
  8. Notes: 2144 / 3 months ago  from xombiedirge

    xombiedirge:

    Robots and Donuts by Eric Joyner / Tumblr

  9. Notes: 9 / 3 months ago  from wellnotwisely
  10. Notes: 3030 / 3 months ago  from xombiedirge

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    Lego Ghost in the Shell 2 - The Doll by The Arvo Brothers / Flickr

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Giant Robot Pilot, GhastlyAstronaut
 
 

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