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    Walt Disney is developing humanoid 'stuntbots' to take over from actors in films and theme parks during dangerous stunts

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    • Walt Disney Studios is creating a robot capable of performing aerial manoeuvres
    • These humanoid robots would replace actors in dangerous, high-flying stunts
    • Gyroscopes, accelerometers and lasers help to keep the robot balanced
    • They are able to stick any landing as they can manipulate the centre of mass
    • They would likely be used in both films and live shows in Disney theme parks

     
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    Robots grading student tests?...

    More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

    Here's a little pop quiz.


    Multiple-choice tests are useful because:


    A: They're cheap to score.


    B: They can be scored quickly.


    C: They score without human bias.


    D: All of the above.


    It would take a computer about a nano-second to mark "D" as the correct answer. That's easy.


    But now, machines are also grading students' essays. Computers are scoring long form answers on anything from the fall of the Roman Empire, to the pros and cons of government regulations.


    Developers of so-called "robo-graders" say they understand why many students and teachers would be skeptical of the idea. But they insist, with computers already doing jobs as complicated and as fraught as driving cars, detecting cancer, and carrying on conversations, they can certainly handle grading students' essays.


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    Robot in France 3D prints a house.
    3D printing system creates family home in France in just 54 hours | Daily Mail Online

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    they dont need us anymore once the robots are smart enough
    already they kill our food sources to bring our numbers down
    we will answer to robots in the future its already happening
    i call someone a fucking robot answers!
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    It looks like Walmart is in the process of reinventing itself to compete with Amazon.
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    Now robotic doves are spying on people, we may not be able to tell a real bird from a robotic drone bird when they're flying, unless someone shoots one down...:ohmy8:

    China takes surveillance to new heights with flock of robotic Doves, but do they come in peace?

    Hi-tech drones that look and move like real birds have already flown over restive Xinjiang region.

    Sources told the South China Morning Post that more than 30 military and government agencies have deployed the birdlike drones and related devices in at least five provinces in recent years.

    One part of the country that has seen the new technology used extensively is the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in China’s far west. The vast area, which borders Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, is home to a large Muslim population and has long been viewed by Beijing as a hotbed for separatism. As a result, the region and its people have been subjected to heavy surveillance from the central government.


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    The machines in China’s current robot flock replicate about 90 per cent of the movements of a real dove, the person said, adding that they also produce very little noise, making them very hard to detect from the ground, and are so lifelike that actual birds often fly alongside them.

    The team conducted almost 2,000 test flights before deploying the drones in real-life situations, said the researcher, who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the programme.

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    That's pretty realistic if other birds are fooled. Angrybird8
     
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    You know the end is near when a robot can play the Where's Waldo game. :(
    AI can pick out Where's Wally? book character in just FOUR seconds | Daily Mail Online

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    Slightly off topic, but I remember reading a few years back about NASA's ANTS project. I thought this was fascinating but I've noticed the web site is no longer maintained and no updates as of a few years ago. Anybody ever "officially" hear what happened to the project?
     
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    what is the project about?
     
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    This robot's agility is improving.
    Boston Dynamics shows video of its Atlas humanoid robot running and jumping over obstacles | Daily Mail Online

    More robots:
    Spherical robot with 32 legs could be used to explore planets or in disaster response missions | Daily Mail Online
    The terrifying robot snake that can scale ladders, swim underwater and slither down a pipe | Daily Mail Online

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