Hope To The End
Israel and China team up on Robots
Are they for warfare ?? Oct. 2015
Joel 2: 4--9 .. URBAN militarized Robots
"The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble,
as a strong people set in battle array.
Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways,
and they shall not break their ranks:
Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path:
and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
They shall run to and fro in the CITY; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses;
they shall enter in at the windows like a thief".
Ed: Robots are arbitrary--without reasoning, logic, common sense or a CONSCIENCE.
Combat Robots --Soldier 2030
"It's the year 2030. As a soldier enters a crowded marketplace, sensors mounted on his helmet automatically scan faces in the crowd, identifying a known insurgent; a cursor in the heads-up display highlights the target and cues the weapon, which can be set to stun or kill; a simple voice command unlocks the trigger. Aided by "smart drugs,"
..." robotic aircraft; missiles that travel seven times the speed of sound; and ship- and aircraft-based laser weapons that could blast missiles out of the sky.
"Future Soldier 2030," the vision is the brainchild of the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts, an Army organization responsible for researching and developing new technologies for the individual fighter.
GRAPHIC http://www.nypost.com/seven/05232009/photos/soldier1.jpg ( click lower right to enlarge )
Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System "Luke's Binoculars " ; EEG electrodes attached to brain and to binoculars, monitors the brain http://www.nypost.com/seven/05232009/photos/soldier2.jpg (Ed: executing deployments before a decision can be made ? )
Air : F 35 Lightning II ; X 47 Pegasus ( stealth drone strike-fighter );
X 51 hyper sonic cruise missile--strikes anyplace on earth in less than an hour ;
Double-large ISIS Blimp 65,000 ft in sky "Integrated Sensor is Structure " with radar and surveillance , better than a satellite.
Land : "big dog" and joint light tactical vehicle
and Sea : Littoral combat ship ; M80 Steletto Boat
WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - They have no fear, they never tire, they are not upset when the soldier next to them gets blown to pieces. Their morale doesn't suffer by having to do, again and again, the jobs known in the military as the Three Ds - dull, dirty and dangerous.
They are military robots and their rapidly increasing numbers and growing sophistication may herald the end of thousands of years of human monopoly on fighting war. "Science fiction is moving to the battlefield. The future is upon us," as Brookings scholar Peter Singer put it to a conference of experts at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania this month.
Killer Robots and a Revolution in warfare
Israel creating remote control border ( and robots)
The Centibots project, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is aimed at developing new technology to support the coordinated deployment of as many as 100 robots for missions such as urban surveillance. A first team of mapping robots (Pioneers with laser range finders) surveyed an area while building and sharing a distributed map. They were followed by a second wave of tracking robots (Amigobots) that configured themselves to efficiently search for an object of interest within that area, sensed and tracked intruders, and shared information among themselves and with a command center. The robots are autonomous and independent of any network infrastructure, carrying and deploying their own communication network (using SRI's patent-pending PacketHop technology). Robots communicate with each other to coordinate their effort. If one robot fails, another takes over its task.
"chick " robots ... Miniature rovers
"As described in the journal Planetary and Space Science, it would use a multitude of smaller, less expensive sensors to scour a planet and coordinate with the rover. Different sensors would probe different terrain. All would "talk" to each other and react to conditions without waiting for instructions from scientists a solar system away.
Many of the pieces needed to adopt this exploration
strategy already are emerging in labs and studies funded by NASA's
Institute for Advanced Concepts in Atlanta.
Take the "chick" robots
of Steven Dubowsky and Penny Boston. Dr. Boston, who directs the
cave and karst studies program at the New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology in Socorro, is interested in finding
evidence of life on other planets by identifying the mineral
signals that microbes leave behind.
The collaboration resulted in tennis-ball-sized robots powered with tiny fuel cells. The one-legged sensors would hop and roll into hard-to-reach places, exchanging information among themselves and with a lander. They would also be deployed in large numbers so the mission would continue even if some microbots malfunctioned or rolled off a cliff.....
Steve Chien, who heads the artificial intelligence group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif."
Frightening video : School security robots chasing children
Robotic, non-thinking force
"Military action, not explicitly authorised by the UN, may become increasingly controversial,"
Caution may be reinforced by increased concern with the legality of military action, as globalisation disseminates the concept of international law," says the study
One way of overcoming this problem would be to "outsource" and to resort to "increased automation, from warships to robots
The report concludes by suggesting that member states cut manpower numbers, exploit new technology more quickly and improve intelligence - leading to a point where EU military planners react more rapidly to situations using many actors including other international organisations, are selective in the type of force they use and can provide sustainable solutions to conflicts."
IBM store of the future
One of the most interesting technologies at the IBM pavilion was the LaneHawk by Evolution Robotics. Using a high-end camera and sophisticated image-recognition software, the LaneHawk takes a photo of shopping cart contents and looks up UPC codes for the products to send that information to the POS. Its a high-tech way to cut down on one of the most low-tech forms of loss the accidental (or intentional) omission of bottom-of-basket products from a sale.
Ed: It's also a good way to monitor one's purchases, since it has image-recognition which most likely is also
facial recognition. That way, if a customer makes purchases with cash, the System can identify your buying habits without the "report card" provided by either a subdermal chip or smart card or credit card.
Just one more clever way of tracking and profiling. They leave no way out.
Reader Comment: "Is it a coincidence that as we have moved away from cash-on-the-nail to cheques, then plastic that more people find themselves in debt? When we handed over cash (I still do), we could see and 'feel' how much this was, but now it goes without a thought. This latest development seems to be another move to divorce us from self-reliance and personal responsibility - a kind of casual aquaintance with money that somehow says it doesn't matter 'it'll come from somewhere'. Dangerous "
Robotic submarines-- Mariana Trench (Far Pacific )
We were seeing billowing clouds coming up and turning yellow. There was sulfur and rocks were flying out, said Embley, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. We realized we were the first to witness a deep-sea volcano during an eruptive episode.
The material from the eruption is still being studied. It was highly caustic, Embley said, damaging the camera lenses even though the robotic submarine was quickly backed away from the volcano.
The volcano, with a rim 1,800 feet below the sea surface, was named Brimstone Pit by the scientists.
Nearly 70 percent of the world's volcanoes are undersea, Embley said in a telephone interview.
Out there on our own planet there are volcanoes erupting under the ocean, putting chemicals into the ocean, interchanging gases (into the water and air), affecting biology. We should know about these things, Embley said.
Grocery store robot hopetotheend.com/market.html