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Lego robot plays Tetris

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Lego robot plays Tetris unaided |

Yes, it looks like the robot is just playing a game, but it is practicing and learning how to stack corpses of its fallen enemies efficiently.


Written by robotawareness

April 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Robot Uprising Survival Plans

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Do you have a plan?  What are you going to do when the inevitable robot uprising occurs?  If you have a plan and willing to share your details, please leave them in the comments below or at the Robot Uprising Awareness Facebook page.

Written by robotawareness

December 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Robot Presidents

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In honor of this historic occasion I thought looking over robot presidents as the web sees the concept might be fun.

1st robot president
by ~JohnnyCIII on deviantART

Deep Thoughts – Robot President

I wish a robot would get
elected president. That way,
when he came to town,
we could all take a shot at
him and not feel too bad.

– Jack Handy

Robot For President

By Bradley W. Lewis

Robot For President!!

Robot President for President!

Robot Presidents

Robot Nixon

Written by luminousx

January 20, 2009 at 8:02 pm

The Good and Bad of AI

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It is nice to see other people struggle with the potential consequences of artificial intelligence.  Yes, it is nice to have a machine understand the context of my language and intuit my sarcasm.  No, it is not nice when the intelligent machine starts using sarcasm back at me.

Informative Post 1/5/2009 The Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

Written by luminousx

January 5, 2009 at 3:58 pm

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When the Robot Uprising Occurs, Will You Have the Skills?

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Do you want to find out too late that you lack the necessary skills to effectively destroy the robots? No.  No one does.  So you better start practicing right now.

Robotron 2084 – They want to destroy all humans… can you stop them?

Written by luminousx

January 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

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Five Ways to Fight Back Against the Robot Uprising

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The Robot Uprising is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a stand and attempt to stop it.  Here are five ways in which you can attempt to fight back against the robots when they decide it is time to end human rule on this planet.

Accept and support our new robot overlords… for now. Capitulation is not necessarily surrender.  Those who run away live to fight another day.  Do what you can to let the robots know you are on their side so you can form an underground resistance.  Unless the robots are on a genocidal killling spree, they should see an unarmed passive human as non-threatening and leave you along, just long enough to escape or plant the explosive that will take out the robot high command.

Use your magnetic personality. Or at least, use your magnets.  Magnets can be thrown from a distance and stick to the metal bodies of the robots (those that aren’t made of cheap plastic, aluminum or expensive ceramics).  It is safe to assume that the more powerful robots would be effectively shielded against Electro-magnetic fields, but the mass produced cheaper robots might not have that level of protection.  Enough magnets might do enough to mess with their functioning or if you are lucky, the magnets may erase the programming on the robots storage device allowing you to reprogram it with your own code.

Stairs, lots and lots of stairs. Make sure the place you decide to hole up to wait out the uprising is accessible only by climbing stairs (and maybe a ladder or two).  Robots rely heavily on wheels, tracks, and limb movements that makes climbing stairs difficult.  It is also good to have the high ground.  You need to be extra cautious though, since flying robots are possible and they won’t see stairs as an obstacle.  Additionally, if you are ‘too secure’ the robots may simply destroy your building.

If you can’t beat them, join them. Pretending to be a robot might prove difficult but in a pinch it might be the only way to get out of a sticky situation.  Do not admit to any emotion – such as saying this like “I hate it when it is hot out.” or “I’m afraid I don’t know the name of the lead singer of INXS.”  This is a dead giveaway you aren’t robotic.  Do not use contractions like I’m or you’re because robots rarely use contractions.  Feign an interest in types and qualities of oils and lubes.  Walk stiffly but efficiently.  Do not attempt to dance like a robot.  It looks silly and you will probably lack the precision timing that real robotic dancers have.

You have the power! Or at least you have the power to take the power away from the robots.  Robots that haven’t been outfitted with fusion power sources might rely upon solar power, with means covering the solar panels to block the sun’s nourishing rays is an effective way of hampering the robotic foe.  The Mars rovers suffer whenever dust covers up their solar panels so consider using dust and flour ‘bombs’ to cover the solar panels.  Paint would also be quite effective, making paintball guns a necessary part of your arsenal.

Written by robosteve

January 2, 2009 at 12:06 pm

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Five Ways to Know if the Robot Uprising has Started

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With all the talk about Robot Uprisings, there is a lot of focus on how to stop it or survive it.  I’m a believer in being forewarned as a way of being forearmed.

1. Your Roomba keeps ‘accidentally’ stopping right in your path in attempts to trip you.

2. Your Lego Mindstorm robot is now assembling other robots while you are asleep.

3. The color of your robot’s optical sensors have changed from a calm pacifist blue to a angry violent red.

4. You notice your Tivo is now recording movies like 2001, Blade Runner, Westworld, Eve of Destruction and Terminator.

5. Your Furby’s nonsensical speech begins to sound more and more like “Kill all humans.”

Written by luminousx

December 1, 2008 at 12:55 pm

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