Future robots will run like cockroaches

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#1

Most people find cockroaches repulsive, but not John Schmitt. A mechanical engineer at Oregon State University, Schmitt is using the leggy pests as a model for futuristic robots that can run effortlessly over rough terrain.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34705705/ns/technology_and_science-science/

I think we have enough cockroaches now I know for sure that we have a lot of them in Washington DC trying to eat everything we pay in taxes.


#2

They should make robots to step on cockroaches. With pointy shoes. So they can get them in the corners.


#3

As long as they also make ones that step on the very large one that walk on two feet


#4

Read “prey”.


#5

Does that mean that future Robots will scatter when the lights are turned on?


#6

[QUOTE=Zathros;2484213]Does that mean that future Robots will scatter when the lights are turned on?[/QUOTE]
No, but the shoe may well be on the other foot … or 6 feet.


#7

Then the racing board will organize new sports. Like robots racing 100 mtrs and Hurdles racing… lol…:disagree:


#8

[QUOTE=Zathros;2482816]They should make robots to step on cockroaches. With pointy shoes. So they can get them in the corners.[/QUOTE] And make sure the devcice never assumes a human might be a cockroach…


#9

Well I for one know of some humans that act like cockroaches they are in politics. why not make it so it steps on the also.


#10

[QUOTE=samlar;2486292]Well I for one know of some humans that act like cockroaches they are in politics. why not make it so it steps on the also.[/QUOTE] Robots don’t ever judge, so your design may be flawed.


#11

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2486313]Robots don’t ever judge, so your design may be flawed.[/QUOTE]

Unless their programmed to judge and since a lot of programs can be considered “differential engines”, we have doomed ourselves.:bow: