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They are here, they aren't by-products of Hollywood Sci-Fi anymore. Be aware that they will be self-aware and because the main use will be Military, this all adds up to one Helluva future techno-mess.

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Comment by James μολὼν λαβέ on December 3, 2013 at 6:51am

Amazon.com to deploy army of robotic flying drones to deliver packa...

Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at 03:36 By David Icke

‘In news that has shocked the world, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has publicly announced an ambitious plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes using airborne robotic drones. The story was unveiled by 60 Minutes on Sunday.

More than a mere pipe dream, the so-called “Prime Air” delivery system is already functioning in test mode. Multi-rotor robotic drones grab packages at an Amazon distribution center then literally fly out a window and take to the skies. Minutes later, the drones make a soft landing on the front porch of a customer, releasing the package and returning back to the Amazon.com distribution center for a power recharge.

Bezos told 60 Minutes he believes this technology will be commercially viable in “four or five years,” adding that FAA regulations might be the biggest hurdle.’

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Comment by James μολὼν λαβέ on December 1, 2013 at 11:00pm
These Bad Ass Autonomous Military Robot Weapons will win all our Wars!
Comment by opt˟ on November 30, 2013 at 6:42pm

Robots building robots

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Comment by Luke Nichols on October 7, 2013 at 7:27am

Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots

Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes.
In 2011, when an MIT senior named John Romanishin proposed a new design for modular robots to his robotics professor, Daniela Rus, she said, “That can’t be done.”

Two years later, Rus showed her colleague Hod Lipson, a robotics researcher at Cornell University, a video of prototype robots, based on Romanishin’s design, in action. “That can’t be done,” Lipson said.

In November, Romanishin — now a research scientist in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) — Rus, and postdoc Kyle Gilpin will establish once and for all that it can be done, when they present a paper describing their new robots at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.

Known as M-Blocks, the robots are cubes with no external moving parts. Nonetheless, they’re able to climb over and around one another, leap through the air, roll across the ground, and even move while suspended upside down from metallic surfaces. 

Inside each M-Block is a flywheel that can reach speeds of 20,000 revolutions per minute; when the flywheel is braked, it imparts its angular momentum to the cube. On each edge of an M-Block, and on every face, are cleverly arranged permanent magnets that allow any two cubes to attach to each other.

“It’s one of these things that the [modular-robotics] community has been trying to do for a long time,” says Rus, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of CSAIL. “We just needed a creative insight and somebody who was passionate enough to keep coming at it — despite being discouraged.”




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Comment by Luke Nichols on October 5, 2013 at 7:44am

"Skynet" booting up. All systems go in Utah!

The National Security Agency won't say exactly when it will fully rev up its newest and biggest data farm in the Salt Lake City suburb of Bluffdale, Utah. There will be no "grand opening" or celebratory barbecue outside the sprawling facility, which is five times the size of the Ikea down the road.

But, according to NSA spokeswoman Vanee' Vines, "We turn each machine on as it is installed, and the facility is ready for that installation to begin."

Those machines are computer servers — enough to fill four warehouse-size "data halls" covering 100,000 square feet.

NSA won't say how many servers are involved or reveal the data capacity of the $1.2 billion Utah Data Center. But running the complex requires 65 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 65,000 homes. The electronics generate so much heat that they would fry without 1.5 million gallons of cooling water a day.

More than 1 million additional square feet here are devoted to generators, diesel storage tanks, power substations, backup battery banks, water tanks, chilling plants and an office building. The annual maintenance costs are pegged at $20 million.

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