Skip to comments.What could go wrong? IBM sending real-life HAL robot to International Space Station
Posted on 06/28/2018 2:06:08 PM PDT by ETL
A round, basketball-shaped autonomous assistant that is supposed to help astronauts with their space work. Sounds a lot like HAL-9000 from "2001: A Space Odyssey," right?
CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) won't say, "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that," but the first-ever flying, autonomous, artificial intelligence-based robot is slated to head to the International Space Station (ISS) later this week. With any luck, CIMON will stay there for the foreseeable future. ..."
"What we're trying to do with Watson AI services is imitate a human," Biniok said, adding that CIMON has a digital "mouth" and can express emotions. "CIMON has Watson's brain and understands what the astronaut is saying. It knows how to answer and what features to show. One of the reasons why Airbus selected IBM was we can go into great depths and go into deep conversations, using Watson." ..."
CIMON will move autonomously throughout the ISS, able to follow astronauts at their beck and call. The only task Gerst will have to perform is swapping out Cimon's battery and turn it on. CIMON's battery lasts for two hours and is charged via another system that's already on the ISS, making it simple to use.
Biniok added that the AI being used in CIMON is already being used on Earth, in approximately 20 industries, including healthcare, where it's used to support doctors, nurses and patients. It incorporates a number of Watson-based technologies, including Watson Assistant, Watson Speech-to-Text, Watson Text-to-Speech and Watson Visual Recognition.
CIMON is set to launch from SpaceX's CRS-15 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on June 29.
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What if it soaks up so much info that it decides it can do a better job running the Station and takes over! :)
What, no one is going to post a pic of the Haro robot from Gundam?
“I’m sorry, Dave. I cannot allow the emergency oxygen tanks to be used during this emergency . . .”
” The only task Gerst will have to perform is swapping out Cimon’s battery and turn it on.”
“I’m sorry Dave, but either you replace my battery or I turn off yours..”
HAL could read lips as well.
It is all fun and games until CIMON decides that the crew is a “biological infestation” and decides to disinfect the ISS.
As long as there isn’t any Lotus Notes involved, go for it.
For a failsafe logic bomb, hardwire some cheap Has Problems (HP) printers to all spool at once and print non stop.
HP bloatware will slow things to a crawl.
Don’t tell it to conceal information from the crew.
That was HAL’s problem.
Hope he will be of help.
It’s got unlimited memory, never forgets anything you say to it, and has no real emotions, or ability to forgive.
Should have just saved the money and sent my ex-wife.
It’s just over the pod bay doors and some life function equipment. Nothing to be alarmed about.
>>It is all fun and games until CIMON decides
>>that the crew is a biological infestation
>>and decides to disinfect the ISS.
Lol! Much like the plot of the Star Trek episode I referred to.
“”The Changeling” is a season two episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, first broadcast on September 29, 1967, and repeated May 17, 1968. It is episode #32, production #37 and was written by John Meredyth Lucas, and directed by Marc Daniels (who was pictured on-screen as “Dr. Jackson Roykirk”). ...”
The object identifies itself as Nomad, and refers to Captain Kirk as “the Creator”. Spock reports that a Nomad space probe was launched from Earth during the early 21st Century; its mission was to explore the galaxy and seek out new life. Nomad, it seems, has mistaken Kirk for Dr. Jackson Roykirk, the scientist who created it, and its mission is now to seek out and eliminate any “biological infestation” that it deems imperfect.
Left in the care of a crewmember, Nomad investigates Uhura’s singing, which it overhears on the intercom. Arriving on the bridge, it asks Uhura to “think about music” while it probes her mind, which also erases her memory. When Chief Engineer Scott tries to intervene, Nomad kills him, pleading self-defense. Upon learning that Kirk cannot repair Scott, Nomad offers to restore Scott to life. Having done so, Nomad is taken to the brig.
To gain more information, Spock performs a Vulcan mind meld with the machine. He discovers that Nomad collided with an asteroid and was severely damaged. It then came into contact and merged with an alien probe called Tan Ru, designed to obtain and sterilize soil samples from other planets. Nomad partially integrated Tan Ru’s mission directives, interpreting them to mean “sterilize imperfections”. The merging of the two probes imbued Nomad with Tan Ru’s vast powers, enough to destroy the life of entire solar systems. Kirk compares the story to the legend of the changeling.
Nomad declines to remain in its cell, killing two guards who attempt to stop it. It makes its way to Engineering, where it begins to make adjustments to the ship’s engines, increasing their efficiency by 57%. Kirk orders Nomad to reverse the changes, as the Enterprise cannot handle the increased speed.
Exasperated by Nomad’s prejudice toward “biological units”, Kirk points out that its “creator” is a biological unit. Nomad responds that it must therefore “reevaluate” its creator. Kirk orders the probe back to the brig, but it kills the two security guards sent to escort it. Nomad then heads to sickbay and examines Kirk’s medical files. Having verified Kirk’s imperfections, Nomad shuts down the ship’s life support systems.
Kirk again confronts Nomad and questions it about its mission. When Nomad declares that its directive to sterilize admits no exceptions, Kirk points out that Nomad itself is imperfect, having mistaken Captain Kirk for its creator. Nomad begins to analyze the implications of Kirk’s claim, a process that causes noticeable stress to its systems. Kirk and Spock then rush Nomad to the transporter room and beam it into space. Seconds after transport, an explosion is detected near the Enterprise and Nomad is no more.”
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