More Scary Robot Stuff …

Dudes.  This is serious.  From Engadget:

EATR robots are coming, this isn’t funny anymore

Oh sure, we joke about rogue AI all the time, and we’re aware that we’ll probably pollute ourselves to death well before the robots get us, but who really thinks flesh-eating machines are a good idea? Has Morpheus taught us nothing? The (patently evil) scientists behind the EATR project — no fair, they’re making their own jokes now too — say the reconnaissance bot is powered by foraging for and consuming biomatter, which to you and us simply means soft, pulsating, yummy humans. They call it fuel versatility, as gasoline, diesel, and solar power may also be used if available, yet we’ll offer no prizes for predicting which energy source these chainsaw-equipped robots will prefer.

And, Obamatron: Walt Disney World unveils incredibly scary, robotic version of President Obama

  1. #1 by Emilie on July 10, 2009 - 2:14 pm

    I, for one, welcome our robot overlords.

  2. #2 by Will on July 10, 2009 - 3:17 pm

    Is it this serious?

  3. #3 by hilstreet on July 10, 2009 - 6:46 pm

    Will – that totally changed my day. Thank you.

  4. #4 by Deirdre on August 11, 2009 - 1:05 am

    Have you ever seen AI? @iemilie made me watch this terrifying film over the weekend. While I used to think robots were great – they help with surgery and clean our floors — I’m beginning to worry.

    P.S. Don’t tell my roommate. I’m not 100 percent sure she doesn’t have to recharge at night.

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