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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.
Licht, your post reminded me of the Cylon's
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lol @ what is skynet?
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lol @ what is skynet?
Porschedrifter, for more details check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_%28Terminator%29

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Skynet is a fictional, computer-based military defense system that acts as the primary antagonist in the Terminator series of films and games.
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What is skynet?!
The very next post:

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.... for more details check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_%28Terminator%29

Way to think for yourself, "th|nk3r"....
    
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Way to think for yourself, "th|nk3r"....
Crazy, some people don't exactly read threads all the way through so I was being nice and replied to his question.
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Crazy, some people don't exactly read threads all the way through so I was being nice and replied to his question.
Hey, I am nice too! He didn't pose a question; he posed a "lol" at the first quote in my multi-quote response. Perhaps it came out wrong (or you interpreted it wrong); it was sarcasm
    
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If your a programmer you will know that is near impossible to do as well as they do it in the movies.
Why would it be? Serious question cause i know nothing about programming except basic C++ and basic Java. But going off of general idea of software and hardware, being hardwired to do something I'm assuming mean there is a PCB board somewhere in the system that the code soldered into the PCB which the only way to get rid of would to be to take apart the robot.

But the problem that might arise is the fact that you don't hardwire something unless you are certain it is bug free since it cannot be changed later on unless you take the thing apart.

How close is my guess?
    
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Why would it be? Serious question cause i know nothing about programming except basic C++ and basic Java. But going off of general idea of software and hardware, being hardwired to do something I'm assuming mean there is a PCB board somewhere in the system that the code soldered into the PCB which the only way to get rid of would to be to take apart the robot.

But the problem that might arise is the fact that you don't hardwire something unless you are certain it is bug free since it cannot be changed later on unless you take the thing apart.

How close is my guess?
The problem isn't lying within hardwiring the problem lies in code. Its near impossible to program something like "the 3 laws" seen in I Robot. Its so vastly complex and open to glitches its insane to think of it.
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The problem isn't lying within hardwiring the problem lies in code. Its near impossible to program something like "the 3 laws" seen in I Robot. Its so vastly complex and open to glitches its insane to think of it.
So I was right for the last part. Same thing can be said for software, but software is much easier to fix instead of replacing a part.
    
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I was interested in the Robotic military combat unit the Russians created years ago. I know they have something up and going, but they are so tight lip about it, that I cannot seem to find it. I remember seeing it on discovery channel. It was another remote controlled with webcam based robot that could fire rockets and such like that.

Then there was the Robot Nanny some Russian guy created to take care of his spoiled son....
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