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  • We are doomed: robot teaches itself how to use a bow and arrow

    09/30/2010 6:45:28 AM PDT · by Immerito · 22 replies ^ | September 24, 2010 | Adam Frucci
    Well, this isn't good. A robot at the Italian Institute of Technology led by Dr. Petar Kormushev has taught itself how to use a bow and arrow. It only took him eight shots to start hitting the bullseye every time. And I don't know about you, but I'm not sure that seven shots is enough time for me to run away.
  • The real 2001: Scientists teach robots how to trick humans

    09/11/2010 6:37:35 AM PDT · by Immerito · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 10, 2010 | Niall Firth
    It sounds like something straight out of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. But, in a chilling echo of the computer Hal from the iconic film, scientists have developed robots that are able to deceive humans and even hide from their enemies. An experiment by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception. The team developed computer algorithms that would let a robot ‘decide’ whether it should deceive a human or another robot and gave it strategies to give it the best chance of not being found out. Read more:...