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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Biomimicky good, roaches just bad
Rob Spiegel   7/25/2012 1:49:40 PM
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That's a very good question, Gsmith120. With the military robots, I would guess that a lot of the applications are held secret. As for search and rescue in the non-military world, a robot application was recently used to help defuse apartment of James Holmes.

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gsmith120   7/24/2012 1:14:46 PM
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I agree with you Rob this is a nice article.  I really enjoy reading the R&D robotic type articles and viewing the videos.  Maybe I have missed it, but I was wondering where can I find article(s) that show the next step for these inventions? In other words, we get to see the robotic in its next phase where it moved from development at a college to either use in consumer or military applications?

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Rob Spiegel   7/5/2012 1:50:35 PM
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As my favorite Ridley Scott movie, I'd have to pick the first Alien movie. He didn't direct the other ones, and there were not as strong. I have to get around to seeing Prometheus before it leaves the big screen.

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Ann R. Thryft   7/5/2012 12:57:54 PM
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My fave Ridley Scott movie is, and probably always will be, Blade Runner. I have to say, though, that I think Prometheus is up there higher than any of the Alien films.

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Rob Spiegel   7/3/2012 12:59:25 PM
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Yes, I agree, Ann, Ridley Scott is wonderful. I recently found out he is now Sir Ridley. My favorite of his many, many films is Alien. 

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Ann R. Thryft   7/3/2012 11:42:04 AM
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I'm picky too, and I thought Prometheus was fabulous, in visuals and concept. There are a few script stupidities, and some plot holes, but who cares? Ridley Scott does it again.

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Rob Spiegel   7/2/2012 1:56:36 PM
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OK, no spoilers. I do intend to see it. My son was very impressed by the movie, and he is very picky. So I expect that it's very good.

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Ann R. Thryft   7/2/2012 1:44:05 PM
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Rob, if I explain any further to answer your question I'd be giving away spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

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Rob Spiegel   7/2/2012 1:34:23 PM
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Yes, I heard that was a good movie. Not sure what it has to do with robots that can move like lizards, but maybe there is something we can learn from the imaginary aliens.

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Ann R. Thryft   7/2/2012 12:19:16 PM
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I just saw a movie that might qualify for the big bug/worm/whatever-kind-of-critter-nightmare sci-fi flick: Prometheus, the Alien prequel. Come to think of it, I guess all the Alien movies could qualify.

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