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The DOME Project of the Digger Foundation has been shortlisted as finalist of the
prestigious Robotics Award for Good taking place in Dubai in February 2017, where
a $1million price will be awarded to the best competitor among 10
international teams.

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UK’s Ministry of Defense invested 1.1M GBP in a new robotic mannequin that will test protective suits and equipment for the UK’s armed forces. The project is named “Porton Man” and is able to emulate the movements of a soldier (march, sit, kneel and pose). It is equipped with more than a hundred sensors that monitor in real-time the performance of the tested article.

by   -   April 27, 2013

Killer robots.

Looking at the two words together is enough to conjure up images of chaos and destruction.  They’re an image far too familiar in science fiction settings such as Isaac Asimov or Arthur C. Clarke. It’s also a concept many A.I. researchers will gladly tell you they’ve been plagued with at least once by friends or colleagues.  However, how much of a real ethical concern do they pose for society?

by   -   March 22, 2013

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So if you really think about it, today’s comic brings up several interesting issues regarding robots and war.  One that comes to mind that is certainly not anywhere near a reality, is what if robots are self-aware, does that change the morality of them fighting (I’m thinking Asimov).  If robots are used as soldiers, would they ever fight human soldiers?  If robot soldiers are fighting against other robot soldiers, then is anything really accomplished?  I guess you would be costing each other money, and that’s definitely something, but you’d think it’d be easier to just gamble at that point.  In some ways, I’m reminded of the Star Trek episode where the two countries determined casualties randomly, without ever fighting, and if you “lost” the lottery, you went to be killed.  Deep stuff!

by   -   March 15, 2013

There's Nothing Silly About War!

 

Call of Duty : Robot Ops, sounds like a fun game, eh?

interview by   -   July 15, 2011

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In this episode we speak with Frédéric Guerne, director of Digger DTR, and with Paul Bosscher, chief robotics engineer at Harris Corp., about robots which assist us in demining land-mine fields and defusing IEDs.



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