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Killer robots pose latest militant threat: expert
reuteurs ^ | 2/26/08 | reuteurs

Posted on 02/26/2008 6:57:28 PM PST by Flavius

LONDON (Reuters) - Killer robots could become the weapon of choice for militants, a British expert said on Wednesday.

Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield said he believed falling costs would soon make robots a realistic option for extremist groups.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: robots; war

1 posted on 02/26/2008 6:57:31 PM PST by Flavius
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2 posted on 02/26/2008 7:01:45 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Flavius
Judgment Day is coming!


3 posted on 02/26/2008 7:02:51 PM PST by VRWCmember (McCain 2008 - If it's inevitable, you might as well lay back and try to enjoy it.)
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To: Flavius

FOX’s new Sarah Connor Chronicles show hauls mega ass


4 posted on 02/26/2008 7:03:48 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Flavius

But most extremist leaders revel in the notion that they have throngs of living people ready to make the ultimate sacrafice on their order.

Of course, as has happened in all campaigns of this type through history, they are now running out of the willing, just as the Japanese did in the Pacific campaigns of WW2.

Nonetheless, I know that this thought occupies a lot of anti-terror planning, including those guys on the White House roof with Stingers.


5 posted on 02/26/2008 7:04:07 PM PST by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: Flavius
Thank God for the ones that will protect us.


6 posted on 02/26/2008 7:04:22 PM PST by VRWCmember (McCain 2008 - If it's inevitable, you might as well lay back and try to enjoy it.)
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To: Wiggins
My kind of killer robot...
7 posted on 02/26/2008 7:05:11 PM PST by jmq (Islam=Religion of Peace)
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To: Flavius

8 posted on 02/26/2008 7:05:26 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Wiggins; Flavius

9 posted on 02/26/2008 7:05:42 PM PST by VRWCmember (McCain 2008 - If it's inevitable, you might as well lay back and try to enjoy it.)
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To: jmq

true killer fembot video

http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=956263&vw=g&b=0&pos=10&p=fembot&fr=my-vert-vid-top


10 posted on 02/26/2008 7:09:27 PM PST by jmq (Islam=Religion of Peace)
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To: Flavius

btt


11 posted on 02/26/2008 7:12:25 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: VRWCmember

I’ll take three please and some waffles.


12 posted on 02/26/2008 7:12:32 PM PST by utherdoul
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Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of Lebanese extremist organization Hezbollah intruded into Israeli airspace on November 7, 2004 approximately at 10:30 am local time. It flew at a low altitude over a town of Nahariya, turned to the Mediterranean Sea, turned again to the north and fell down at sea near the Lebanese shore (see Figure 1). According to information published in press, the UAV spent nearly half an hour over territory of Israel. http://www.armscontrol.ru/UAV/mirsad1.htm
13 posted on 02/26/2008 7:13:38 PM PST by Flavius (24/7)
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To: VRWCmember
Sorry, I'm a Dinosaur. Although I did like this one.


14 posted on 02/26/2008 7:14:45 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: utherdoul
austin powers
15 posted on 02/26/2008 7:15:09 PM PST by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: jmq
Don't forget Galaxina.


16 posted on 02/26/2008 7:16:08 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Wiseghy

They’ve used dogs and people with mental problems to carry their bombs into the public square.

It’ll always be less complicated than sending a remote control device into public that must maintain contact with the controller. That control signal can be detected.

If only the remote detonation is detected, it’s too late to act.

And in too many domestic attacks, there is a quick coverup and the mass murder (or attempted murder) is brushed off as the work of yet another Islamic “lone nut”.


17 posted on 02/26/2008 7:19:38 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Flavius

Robot spiders from Fahrenheit 454. Not a nice thought - let alone one waiting under the bed...

http://images.elfwood.com/art/p/c/pcoates2/robotspiderthing.jpg.rZd.84860.jpg


18 posted on 02/26/2008 7:20:41 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Don't cheer for Obama too hard - the krinton syndicate is moving back into the WH.)
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To: Flavius
Photobucket
19 posted on 02/26/2008 7:22:09 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: VRWCmember
Thank God for the ones that will protect us.

Provided you are not possibly lying.

And with Carmeron's emotionless expression and affectless voice she can seem really scary if you don't know that she's a killer robot

20 posted on 02/26/2008 7:33:48 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Never say yer sorry, mister. It's a sign of weakness)
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There is more to Cameron than meets the eye (but what meets the eye is pretty dang nice to begin with).


21 posted on 02/26/2008 7:45:32 PM PST by VRWCmember (McCain 2008 - If it's inevitable, you might as well lay back and try to enjoy it.)
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To: Flavius
Of course, some robots can help ease the loneliness of isolation.


22 posted on 02/26/2008 7:52:19 PM PST by VRWCmember (McCain 2008 - If it's inevitable, you might as well lay back and try to enjoy it.)
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To: Flavius
...Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield said he believed falling costs would soon make robots a realistic option for extremist groups...

Yeah, but the first big Buyer will be the Sex Industry,
so the Terrorist has to wait.


23 posted on 02/26/2008 7:59:22 PM PST by modican
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To: redstateconfidential
Osama bin Cylon, You just can't trust those robots.

24 posted on 02/26/2008 8:20:23 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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Do you have stairs in your house?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E0ot9iJm_k


25 posted on 02/26/2008 10:18:19 PM PST by walkerk
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26 posted on 02/27/2008 6:36:35 AM PST by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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