Monday, May 16, 2005

Cornell Scientists Close to the Destruction of Humanity

Hod Lipson and colleagues at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, created the first scalable robot to have built an exact copy of itself. (full story)

Self-replication could have major implications for how robots are used in remote environments where repairing them is difficult.

"Self-replication is the ultimate form of repair," Lipson says. "You can imagine robotic systems on Mars or at the ocean bottom repairing themselves using a mechanism like this. This could herald a fundamental rethink of how robots may be used to explore other planets."

Photos of these robots can be seen here, here, and here.

C'mon, guys. You gotta know this is a bad idea. Don't you watch any TV?

5 Comments:

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10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I have a real comment.

Funny post AC, It may sound simplistic but I think scientists would have the sci-fi channel.

Cheers
Les
thecomputergeeks.ca

10:58 PM  
Blogger DT said...

Do NOT, I repeat Do Not, let Chretien or Martin get hold of this robot... I can see it now...

i-liberal.... millions of them.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous The Fog is Clearing said...

I like dt's comment.

Joking apart however, these robots are the work of the devil.

8:23 AM  
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