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Charles Murray
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Re: Biomimicky good, roaches just bad
Charles Murray   6/29/2012 8:08:08 PM
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Frankie S: Sounds like The Rise of the Machines.

Dozer789
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Re: Wow
Dozer789   6/29/2012 5:33:30 PM
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It would take a lot of these robots if you wanted to do it quickly, If they did not cost very much to make then it wouldnt be very much of a problem if you lost one.

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Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   6/29/2012 3:59:41 PM
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I suppose in an emergency situation, you would lose some of these little guys. But I would also guess deployment would involve a number of these robots to create an accurate picture of what's around the corner or under rubble.

robatnorcross
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robatnorcross   6/29/2012 2:46:42 PM
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This makes me want to cry. I'll bet $100 that this was somehow funded by our bankrupt govt.

Even REAL cockroaches seem to get stuck on their backs (feet up) which makes it much easier to spray them with Raid and they have had a million years to perfect themselves. Hell we can't even make a lawnmower (see previous article) that works properly.

How is it that Honda can make a human that walks on two legs and goes up and down stairs and serves food and all we can come with is an F-ing cockroach.

I don't care how well it scurries around in the dark. I'm tired of sending my (very hard earned) tax dollars to bureaucrats to develop cockroaches.

Would someone PLEASE publish an article of somekind that doesn't piss me off.

We're doomed.

Dozer789
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Dozer789   6/29/2012 2:17:31 PM
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I think that could come in very handy Rob. Wouldnt they get stuck though? like what if they slipped of of something very slippery, how would you get at them?

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Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   6/29/2012 2:05:04 PM
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I can see the use of these robots for surveilance in military situations. I can also see these robots as the eyes and ears in collapsed buildings after an earthquake.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Biomimicky good, roaches just bad
Ann R. Thryft   6/29/2012 12:05:32 PM
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Dozer789, it's for search-and-rescue ops. But see Chuck's comment above yours. Chuck, see Dozer789's. Looks like you guys will be having nightmares soon. I mean, really: a world over-ridden by robots that look like bugs and worms and crabs and whatnot, some of them (gulp) 500x the size of bugs? All kidding aside, that does sound like a movie script.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Biomimicky good, roaches just bad
Ann R. Thryft   6/29/2012 12:04:14 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's both. The story mentions Velcro hooks to give the robot a landing point underneath the ledge, and that helps explain how it attaches under the ledge in the video.

FrankieS
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Re: Biomimicky good, roaches just bad
FrankieS   6/29/2012 9:38:19 AM
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 "We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better...stronger... faster."

Before you know it people will be performing the same acrobatics.  Of course, that would require some structural reinforcement due to limits of the human bone structure, but they did it with Wolverine in X-Men.  It seems like some of the things seen in movies over theyears are starting to become more and more of a reality, and it's kind of scary.

Beth Stackpole
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Beth Stackpole   6/29/2012 6:43:32 AM
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I'm also curious about the size issue. The robots in the video are definitely too small to do much of anything beyond creep us out. I'm assuming the design is scalable and transferrable to a more robust version.

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