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Weaponized Asimo or Atlas?

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Could a weaponized Asimo or Atlas work today?



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Of course. But it might not be too practical. It's better to use son of a farmer with a rifle. But technically it's possible. Just add one of those guns they use on Korean-Korean border.

 

http://gizmodo.com/5...om-three-clicks


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Of course. But it might not be too practical. It's better to use son of a farmer with a rifle. But technically it's possible. Just add one of those guns they use on Korean-Korean border.

 

http://gizmodo.com/5...om-three-clicks

Wouldn't that be a little too heavy for them? Maybe a Heckler 416?

 

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Impractical and by no means cheap. Give robotics 15-20 years to be cheap and advanced enough to match humans without costing too much and then we'll get humanoid fighting robots. 



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You definitely could, of course, but the question is whether they are good enough to differentiate friend from foe.  If you want to drop an armed Asimo into some terrorist camp or something and tell them to just kill every living thing then that's one thing, but until every soldier is wearing a friend-or-foe tag, I don't see how you can have armed robots fighting in any kind of battle where there might be friendly human forces as well.


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Yes, as long as the mission is less than five minutes long. The problem is portable and quiet power sources. The ones that run on gas sound like noisy leaf blowers. Also, why would anyone weaponize a humanoid robot when nonhumanoid robots would do a better job? Drones are aerial robots that are more efficient at killing without detection. If a robot is on the ground you want to use it to gather intelligence or capture targets, not kill. Human soldiers kill because the risk and cost of capturing an enemy is too high. Robots lower those costs.

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bit spooked by this thread actually, Asimo always reminds me of Astroboy, some of you mightve been old enough to watch this classic asian cartoon (actually made nearly half a century ago).  His half brother was the less sociable and more violent Atlas...both were weaponised, astro was the gimped but good hearted main character.

 

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Yes, as long as the mission is less than five minutes long. The problem is portable and quiet power sources. The ones that run on gas sound like noisy leaf blowers. Also, why would anyone weaponize a humanoid robot when nonhumanoid robots would do a better job? Drones are aerial robots that are more efficient at killing without detection. If a robot is on the ground you want to use it to gather intelligence or capture targets, not kill. Human soldiers kill because the risk and cost of capturing an enemy is too high. Robots lower those costs.

 

 

 

Ah I see. So UGV drones are more reliable to use. Saw some footage on youtube. Some of them look awesome and could be a real power to reckon in the battlefield. Still would be fun to see a fully armed Asimo going amok in a Taliban camp :biggrin:

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=-KWOjYFSvQs



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You definitely could, of course, but the question is whether they are good enough to differentiate friend from foe.  If you want to drop an armed Asimo into some terrorist camp or something and tell them to just kill every living thing then that's one thing, but until every soldier is wearing a friend-or-foe tag, I don't see how you can have armed robots fighting in any kind of battle where there might be friendly human forces as well.

 

Would well be easier to just program it to kill everything that resembles humans. I would rather 100 of these than 100 human soldiers for example in war torn Syria. 



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I guess we'll see more of small ugv robots like this in the future. I think they are cheaper than humanoid size robots.

 

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I guess we'll see more of small ugv robots like this in the future. I think they are cheaper than humanoid size robots.

 

 

Of course. Humanoid robots are still in their infancy technology-wise,and non humanoid robots benefit from not being restricted by human physical limitations.



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I read that this robot MAARS(Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) packs a lot of firepower and technology. Armed with M240 machine gun and four M203 grenade launcher. Also features multiple onboard day and night cameras, motion detectors, an acoustic microphone, a hostile fire detection system, and a speaker system with a siren to provide optimum situational awareness and alarm.



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I guess we'll see more of small ugv robots like this in the future. I think they are cheaper than humanoid size robots.
 
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Yes, except the gun and rocket launchers are ridiculous. This thing looks like it is built to please short sighted buyers at the Pentagon. Those numbskulls are stuck in a hot war mentality. They were trained to kill and blow things up so it is difficult for them to adapt to contemporary realities.

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