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Safety cert is not for the troops its to keep these from endangering civilians due to these being deployed in urban settings. Why is it so hard to believe the government doesn't give a damn about those of us who have served or are serving now? The only assembly done to these "Sword" robots are the different modules that get attached for different theaters of battle. The government doesn't even own these as of yet they are still being field tested. Get used to it folks the more that comes out about the military the more you see they don't give a **** about anyone serving their country. I know because I served for 6 very long years in the Persian gulf. These units can't even be used in the theater of battle until the safety cert happens because they are being actively deployed for testing. I can honestly tell you that this is the only time I have ever heard of a weapon of any type being certified for safety. Practically unheard of in the services. If this gets you uptight about a lack of safety my man you need to stay away from the military. Safety is job none with the government.

Point in case. We used to handle depleted uranium tipped shells for our Phalanx AKA close in combat system for taking out incoming missiles. Now it turns out that maybe that wasn't such a good idea.
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I guess my decision about going in the Navy wasn't a good one then
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The early reports of this happening in the field were incorrect. Here is what happened (this is all in the article - but asking people to read the source is always too much ). Early on there were 3 incidents with uncommanded motion. The issues involved were fixed (except for the one that rolled down the hill). After the fixes the bot received safety cert. After that it was deployed in the field. Finally, the interwebs caught rumors about uncontrolled motion and made up a bunch of incorrect crap

The incidents happened before it went into the field and were fixed before safety cert
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Originally Posted by ICYUNVME View Post
Point in case. We used to handle depleted uranium tipped shells for our Phalanx AKA close in combat system for taking out incoming missiles. Now it turns out that maybe that wasn't such a good idea.
Freaky!! my prof actually talked about that today!, and im in computer electronics....
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The early reports of this happening in the field were incorrect. Here is what happened (this is all in the article - but asking people to read the source is always too much ). Early on there were 3 incidents with uncommanded motion. The issues involved were fixed (except for the one that rolled down the hill). After the fixes the bot received safety cert. After that it was deployed in the field. Finally, the interwebs caught rumors about uncontrolled motion and made up a bunch of incorrect crap

The incidents happened before it went into the field and were fixed before safety cert
This is where I would insert a skynet conspiracy theory. But I'll resist.
    
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Unless the Iraqies have a way to decrypt the signals used to control them and then emulate them the robots are mobilizing against us any time soon.
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Until one human is killed willingly destroyed by a machine, I will refrain from calls of "Skynet"... however, the "laws" for robots should be made sometime soon and hardwired into all robots.
    
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Until one human is killed willingly destroyed by a machine, I will refrain from calls of "Skynet"... however, the "laws" for robots should be made sometime soon and hardwired into all robots.
If your a programmer you will know that is near impossible to do as well as they do it in the movies.
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What is skynet?!
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What is skynet?!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_%28Terminator%29
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