Robot can reproduce itself

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago in Science
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20050509/robotclone.html

The first step towards the Matrix.
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Female 59
WOW THAT WAS FRIGGIN AWSOME!!!
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Male 216
the blocks idea has been around for awhile
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Female 2,035
Reminds me of that episode of South Park with the trapper keeper.
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Male 129
i,for one,welcome our robot overlords.
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Male 298
Oh, and it`s not claymation. Claymation requires clay, that is a robot!
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Male 298
That`s not self-replicating, even less is it reproducing! If you have to keep adding blocks then it`s just following a simple program, emphasis on the simple!
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Male 667
Claymation? Can I buy some pot from you? Man, that was one of the coolest things I`ve ever seen. It reminded me a little of `Rubik`s Snake`
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Female 157
it`s called `claymation`... come on people B-|
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Male 106
it reminds me of the "grey-goo" end of the world theory. these robots replicate themselves,then the replicated robots repeat the process with other bits of matter (as in you,the ground,the whole earth) and doesnt stop until the entire world has become nothing but billions of replication robots.
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Male 287
Heh, hope they don`t take over! Even if they did try to supress the human race, it would be kinda hard without some AI. Then, hopefully, they`ll be friendly. If not, nuke `em!
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Male 136
Nice. This is cool. I hope that they get better. Think about it. You could send them to mars, or whatever, and they could seperate, look around, come back together, and use the combined energy to send it back to earth. Or you could blanket a battlefield with them, and put them together in various vehicles and baricades. And don`t forget the police, who could use them to go into buildings and root out suspects. Can you imagine how scary a bunch of cubes in the shape of a snake suddenly broke apart and reformed into a wall that slowly moved toward you? This has some real potential.
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Male 608
What if evil aliens have invaded our planet Earth & this is how they plan to take it over eventually? Refuse/resist! The truth is stranger than fiction...

http://www.world-mysteries.com/doug_ufo2...

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Female 240
I hope they don`t forget about the three laws of robotics...
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Female 53
It is pretty freaky. And what freaks me out more is that ppl are trying to make AI similar to living organisms.
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Female 90
I`m so glad I wasn`t the only one who was really creeped out by that. Yet another reason not to have kids, who may one day be tortured and killed by robots.

*crawls into bed and hides under the covers*

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Male 645
just saw that on daily planet, freaky indeed
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Male 1,132
that is some crazy ish.
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Female 204
And extremely terrifyng!
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Female 21
That`s extremely interesting.
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Female 604
That wasn`t as freaky as the title implied.
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Female 241
Oh, that was so awesome. Heh, I agree with nickbrick, Asimov knew this was coming...
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Male 797
wow. i guess there will be a time when we say "asimov was fuc.king right", but whatever, well see about that
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Male 979
imagine if they put like 1000 of those blocks in one spot, that would be cool. I dont think anything terrible will happen until AI comes along, then look out
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Male 1,371
heh interesting
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Male 332
It was going to happen sooner or later.
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Male 5,094
I wouldn`t call that replicating, still eerie though... ::starts moving his stuff into a nearby mountain nuclear shelter::
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Female 1,004
that kind of stuff really freaks me out. it`s like we`re fulfilling a horrifying prophecy.
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Male 10,115
Link: Robot can reproduce itself [Rate Link] - The first step towards the Matrix.

:-)

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