X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Get Geeky Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: E-Mail | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE

Darpa Wants Killer Robots That Help Build Themselves. Great. Just Great.

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

DARPA‘s Self-Explanation Learning Framework (SELF) program “seeks to construct systems that can participate in their own construction.” Imagine a robot helping build itself. Who or what runs DARPA these days? Are there still humans in there? Things are moving too fast folks. Let’s look at the matchup for a sec: Human fetus – looks cute/scary/funny, probable source of clones and organs, otherwise defenseless. Robot fetus – smart, literally heartless, doesn’t need to be fed, can help complete itself. We’re doomed.

self_robot

The quote continues: ‘The system might know the requirements for various tasks in its repertoire, and it may try to perform those tasks to verify functionality.”  So at the very least, these future robots could be thinking, sensing and moving about as they are being built, testing their parts. Which could include what, guns, missiles, lasers?

terminators

DARPA recently held a convention (pdf) of evil, traitorous mad scientists to help with SELF. Well I think that this is future future technology.  First of all you’d either need to have versatile parts or a factory with all the parts that robots need for it to be able to build itself based on its programmed tasks. And second, I’m scared. Dammit why can’t DARPA setup programs that make us feel better?

[via The Register via Crave]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



3A Toys Steel Age Joker 1/6 Scale Action Figure

3A Toys Steel Age Joker 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Star Wars Movie Realization Darth Maul, Jango Fett & Shadowtrooper

Star Wars Movie Realization Darth Maul, Jango Fett & Shadowtrooper

Advertisement
Hamill on Star Wars

Hamill on Star Wars

VANON Gravity Hook

VANON Gravity Hook

Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials

Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Road Trip Review: Micro Machine Adventures

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Road Trip Review: Micro Machine Adventures