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Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Warrick, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Warrick

    Warrick Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Wow, where can I buy one!

    Not sure what Id have it do but walking my property perimeter would be a nice bragging task :)

     
  2. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    How cute.. a mix of terminator and claptrap.. :p
     
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  4. Warrick

    Warrick Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I don't know how I miss this one, it was posted the same day. This is humanity at it's best creating our conquerors.
     
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  5. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There's another bot out there, can't remember who made it but it is large and has articulated legs with wheels mounted to them, the thing can accelerate like hell and jump over objects like a dinner table, rather scary fella, saw it on TV, I can't remember what it was called.
     
  6. Warrick

    Warrick Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    It's probably an early Cyberdyne prototype! ;)

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  7. Santaman

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    A guy who built a metal (aluminium) T-800 which is also having the correct mobility so it actually articulates like a human skeleton, 130+ kilograms, just needs some hydraulics, a chip and a nuclear reactor..
     
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  8. Warrick

    Warrick Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    omg, that is FORKING amazing!!!
     
  9. publiusr

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    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Scary.. they didn't show the "Can Spot mow people down with a minigun?" bit I guess.. :p;)
     
  12. Colonel Midnight

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    ^ Tried that with the ED-209. It... didn’t work out so well.

    Cheers,
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    It's 'Murica; I've sure an after-market kit will soon be available at your nearest gun show...:lol:
     
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  14. publiusr

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    That would make more sense than the biped Terminator—lower, more stable...less of a target
     
  15. XCV330

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    SpaceX may have a Spot working around the Boca Chica facility where the Starships are being assembled. There was even a "Doghouse" for it called Zeus spotted briefly
     
  16. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nah, a Terminator is still looking like a human, in case of a T-888 they don't even look like a grumpy Austrian bodybuilder, so less conspicious than a yellow dog shaped robot with a minigun strapped to it's back.. :p;)
     
  17. XCV330

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    An M60 weighs 10.5kg without ammo, so it could carry one of those, provided there was an allowance made for the mounting system. You could have a seperate spot with the arm assigned to reload and carry the ammo belts.

    But I really hope people wont use things like this in such a way. Its understandable why the conversation would go that route. But I am really interested in the productive uses people could find for them.
     
  18. Santaman

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    They would be great for inspecting pipes and the like from the inside to check on welded seams, they also could be used to inspect certain areas on ships, between the double hulls or inside the tanks of tankers, general security stuff inside buildings, kinda likea movable security camera or be helpful when you explore in a jungle, it could move a lot better through dense forest than a human, to name a few.
     
  19. publiusr

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    I’ve seen duck like necks atop similar quad-bots