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Thursday, June 19, 2003  

When Will People Learn to FEAR Robots?
Seriously. We have ALL seen all the movies. it is inevitable that the machines will rise up against their fleshy creators at some point... We should be more fearful of them. Gizmodo has a story about some companies plans to re-appropriate the giant robotic arms used in heavy industrial assembly as the new thrill ride. The idea is you get strapped to the end of it and then it swings you around like some pseudo-coaster. The funny thing about it is the company, Kuka, is touting its use of a windows PC to control the whole setup. I think the editor of Gizmodo says it best, "I wouldn't even trust a PC to control my air conditioner, let alone some gigantic robotic arm that could potentially hurl me to my death."

posted by JMV | 6/19/2003 12:30:00 PM
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