Terminator Robots Are Becoming a Reality
(FEDERALJACK) They are literally building terminator robots right in front of our eyes all the while people think it’s so cool, and futuristic. Of course it is being done in the name of “better assisting rescuers in the aftermath of a disaster,” but all you need to do is see any of the “Terminator” movies, especially the fourth one, or perhaps the film “I,Robot” to get the full picture. DARPA makes weapons not rescuers. The fact is this can turn real bad, real fast. One day they won’t need to rely on police, U.S. military, or foreign troops to round up people, they will have their pet robots to it for them. This is also true for warriors, as it will be far cheaper for them to have the robots destroyed in battle than a human. The human will cost money for years after the person is removed from active usefulness to the military. Whereas a robot can be repaired quicker, no therapy (physical or mental), no disability payments, no ongoing healthcare, no families to deal with…. To the powers that shouldn’t be it will be much easier to conquer nations, including our own, with robots.
Our national security is vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters and there are often limitations to what humans can accomplish to help remedy these situations or mitigate further damage. Today’s robotics are helping, but they are not yet robust enough to function in all environments and perform the basic tasks needed to mitigate a crisis situation.
The goal of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) is to generate groundbreaking research and development so that future robotics can perform the most hazardous activities in future disaster response operations, in tandem with their human counterparts, in order to reduce casualties, avoid further destruction, and save lives.
Within the coming months, the Challenge will test the participating Teams’ robots ability to work in rough terrain and their capacity to use human aids such as vehicles and hand tools in three events.
The robots shown here are in various states of readiness. The teams have until December to complete their bots for the initial round of physical competition in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The six Track A robots will compete against seven teams using the Atlas robot, created by Boston Dynamics for DARPA, and against an unknown number of teams from Track D.
For more information on the Challenge, visit www.theroboticschallenge.org.
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