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[PS] Researchers Give Robot Ability To Learn And Act By Itself. (VIDEO)

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http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-robot-ability.html
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Researchers with the Hasegawa Group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have created a robot that is capable of applying learned concepts to perform new tasks. Using a type of self-replicating neural technology they call the Self-Organizing Incremental Neural Network (SOINN), the team has released a video demonstrating the robot’s ability to understand it’s environment and to carry out instructions that it previously didn’t know how to do.
I wonder how they would handle medical experiments and the like...

Also, inb4skynetjokes.
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I thought we were years away from this...


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scary.
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Man that isn't good. I don't get why they bother doing this..do they want robots to replace everybody when it comes to factory work and such? I know foxconn is already doing that..
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Man that isn't good. I don't get why they bother doing this..do they want robots to replace everybody when it comes to factory work and such?
We've had machines doing factory work since the Industrial Revolution.

This really isn't anything to "fear", these things will most likely serve as trained dummies for incredibly dangerous work as well as routine tasks.

There are countless things a human can accomplish that a robot can't. At least not yet.
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We've had machines doing factory work since the Industrial Revolution.

This really isn't anything to "fear", these things will most likely serve as trained dummies for incredibly dangerous work as well as routine tasks.

There are countless things a human can accomplish that a robot can't. At least not yet.
Yes I know that

I honestly didn't see a point for advanced robots that can think, until you mentioned dummies, and obviously that is a good use for them.
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Why oh why didnt i take the blue pill?!?!!!
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You can program a robot to act based on it's surroundings, but never to "think".
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2012.

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You can program a robot to act based on it's surroundings, but never to "think".
Hate to do it but...

200-300 years ago you think people would believe we live as we do today? Electricity, TVs, Speakers, Planes, Jets, Cars, etc? Nope, everyone would claim you are crazy.

Just back in the 50s people called people crazy when they were first talking about video games. They claimed it was impossible to control a virtual character. When the first TVs came out, people considered it "impossible" until they actually saw one. We're talking very very crappy TVs that were consider absolutely breathtaking back then.

I'm sorry but you have absolutely no way to prove that you cannot teach robots/electronics to "think", yet your statement seems like you have got it all figured out.
Edited by Murlocke - 8/2/11 at 8:13am
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