Terrifying Robot Update: Thursday, February 4, 2016

Finally, a robot to replace rich old white men.

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Hahaha remember when TED talks were a thing beyond the managerial class and their sycophantic life-hacking wannabees? When TED talks were being watched by HOLY FUCK RUNNING SALAMANDER ROBOT FUCK

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“Portuguese researchers have demonstrated the first swarm of intelligent aquatic surface robots in a real-world environment.

Swarms of aquatic robots have the potential to scale to hundreds or thousands of robots and cover large areas, making them ideal for tasks such as environmental monitoring, search and rescue, and maritime surveillance. They can replace expensive manned vessels and can put the crew out of danger in many maritime missions.

“Swarm robotics is a paradigm shift: we rely on many small, simple and inexpensive robots, instead of a single or a few large, complex and expensive robots,” said Anders Christensen, Ph.D., the principal investigator in the project.””

Nothing to see here, just a swarm of thousands of self-organizing robot boats moving silently across the surface of the ocean. Everything is definitely fine.

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17DQ7

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Development on the Jodorowsky robot is going ahead faster than anyone could have anticipated

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Don’t worry, this robotic team could never join up with the team from the “Sea of Robots” video to make a thousands-strong ocean-traversing underwater/flying amphibious robot swarm. And thank god, because that would be terrifying.