Terrifying robots that are being developed
Today, robots are able to go to the most remote corners of the planet, communicate, people, and even to learn, but the development of robotics can be as terrifying prospect, as well as exciting. Recall, for any of the movie "Terminator".
Since the AI (artificial intelligence) is improving from year to year, may soon robots will begin to think for themselves and one can even take over the world. So on what robots should we look at the same time with admiration and apprehension?
REEM - a full-size humanoid robot that can act as a guide, administrator, entertainers and even giving speeches or presentations in several languages. Its producers, the company PAL-Robotics, claim that they have created REEM in order to provide user-friendly, interactive source of information that can be used in shopping malls, airports, hospitals and other public places. Well, the idea itself is not bad, but better still cautious approach to this robot.
GhostSwimmer - robot shark
It is an unmanned underwater vehicle that imitates a shark or another big fish swimming in the water. This discreet "masking" allows him to carry out underwater exploration and observation at depths greater than 90 meters, staying out of suspicion that the submarine can not do. For this reason, the US Navy plans to use the device to monitor the ocean without endangering human lives.
BionicANTS - robot ant
These robotic insects are autonomous, which means they can operate independently and react to the stimuli around them in real time. Like real ants, the robots are much more focused on the group than on the person. They can communicate and coordinate with another nearby robotic ants to solve complex problems. So, perhaps, very soon we will see a whole colony of tiny robotic insects running around.
CB2 - robot-child
The engineers created this robot-like child with one purpose - to check the possibility of learning AI (artificial intelligence). Developed at the University of Osaka in Japan, the CB2 was created with the ability to recognize facial expressions and gestures, and derive meaning from what he saw in the same way as it does a human baby. Lead project scientist, said that one of their goals was to CB2 learning human language, and he believes that someday a whole new race of men, robots will be in the future, living side by side with real people.
BigDog - combat robot-dog
Approximately the size of a small mule, the quadruped robot was created at the expense of the military establishment by Boston Dynamics, by Google. It can carry heavy equipment up to 45 kilograms and move on difficult terrain, making it very useful for soldiers.
Robugtix T8X - robot spider
There is no need to explain what makes T8X so scary, just the fact that it is a giant robot spider itself is quite scary. Although the appearance - it's not all, this robot is programmed to move and behave exactly like a real spider, increasing horror that he inspires, ten times. Fortunately, T8X - it's just a toy remote-controlled, but the company, which is behind the creation of T8X, there are several new spider robots that have more autonomy and even more terrible to look at.
ASIMO - a humanoid robot, is currently being developed by Honda Robotics. ASIMO project started in 2000, and today it is one of the most advanced humanoid robot in the world, capable of recognizing faces, voice and gestures, and it can decide how to react, for example, wave or shake the proffered hand.