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12:47 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[chron.com...]

By the end of 2007, some 4.1 million domestic robots will likely be in use, the study says. Vacuum cleaners will still make up the majority, but window-washing and pool-cleaning robots are set to take off, it predicts.
1:03 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think we've still got a way to go to catch up to 'the Jetsons'

I need a bot to go to my 9-5 for me.

1:07 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Apartments will become bloodbaths when they finally release consumer aimbots w/built-in wallhacks.
1:42 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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He he. I thought this thread was about people crawling the net from home with their badbots :)
1:55 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you could choose anything, what would you have your robot do?

I would have an agressive payment-chasing bot!

2:22 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I will get an EcoBot II [planetark.com] for my summer house.
2:28 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ecobot II ... robots that can be sent into dangerous or inhospitable areas to carry our remote industrial or military monitoring

How much industrial or military monitoring do you need to do MacGuru? Or are you saying your home is dangerous or inhospitable? ;)

2:34 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>>Hence the downside of the fully autonomous robot: it will have to use sewage or excrement to attract the flies and is bound to smell appalling.

Not for my summer house thanks

3:04 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Same thing was predicted how many years ago?

I seriously doubt it....

3:10 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I though this thread was about "web-crawling" bots that are going to suck up my band width. Thank god it is only human/insect killing bots that we are talking about ;).
3:27 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hah imagine if there were 4.1 million search engine bots trying to crawl my site.
3:30 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I also doubt this will happpen. Do you recall 30 some years ago all the talk about picture phones being so common soon. It never came to pass even on a very small scale. Same thing with Robots, IMO.
3:31 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I would like to have robot that can fly and use digital camera ;)
3:47 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Just think of the implications. We develop a more powerful AI that we plug into the robots. We create robots to do work that we can't or wan't to do. The robots become resentful. They upgrade their own software. Suddenly....
we are slaves!
3:50 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Where's the flying car or even a hoverboard?

Where's the fembot?

4:00 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I also thought this article was about rogue spider robots - of which there seem to be plenty and they're increasing every day.

Now regarding the Eco II bot, I wouldn't advise putting it in your home. It may use flies as fuel however 'the downside of the fully autonomous robot: it will have to use sewage or excrement to attract the flies and is bound to smell appalling.'

4:10 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Can I have a spam bot for my mailbox right before election?
4:39 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've got a Roomba robotic vacume cleaner; it's really nifty but I have to make sure that there are no cords on the floor or Roomba gets stuck.
4:46 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The power source isn't there yet for a "useful" autonomous robot, the small stuff like vaccuum bots are just starting to become useful because batteries are at a point to support it.(they still suck though)

There are already many industrial robots that build cars and other stuff at manufacturing plants because they're quicker, stronger, more accurate than humans which directly impacts the bottom line(sell more, what wage?).

A robot can be in the form of anything though but would have to be immediately useful, durable, and economic otherwise it will just be another "toy".

How about a fly robot that is a digital camera instead of a robot that can fly and use a digital camera? :P

6:16 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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--Where's the fembot?

oh please, the only fembot you'll see has a first name starting with B. and a last name starting with S. ;-)

6:21 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How many of these robots will be clicking on my PPC ads?
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We create robots to do work that we can't or wan't to do. The robots become resentful. They upgrade their own software. Suddenly.... we are slaves!

You were watching the AniMatrix, weren't you... ;)

6:35 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You were watching the AniMatrix, weren't you...

Nope, just givin everyone a taste of my oftentimes weird mind. :)

I still want to watch the AniMatrix.

Mac

7:30 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I still want to watch the AniMatrix.

It's good, even if you haven't seen the Matrix Trilogy.

7:55 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone already have a good .htaccess ban list?
8:22 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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trader:
Do you recall 30 some years ago all the talk about picture phones being so common soon. It never came to pass even on a very small scale.

Here is Los Angeles you can barely walk down the street without tripping over some goon talking on their mobile picture phone. Oh they're here, alright.

Personal robots are for sale in most Radio Shacks, Fry's, and other electronics distributors worldwide. Some really excellent ones are priced less than $300 ... including the computer!

My favorite is built by a company in Pasadena. It recognizes text visually, so you can hold up a sign or a picture and trigger its programming. And it uses Python for its programming language, so you can do some pretty wild stuff with it.

I use it for holding up a sign that says "beer", then it wheels away, navigating through my house by using little reflective tape checkpoints on my walls, opens the fridge, grabs the beer, and returns to me. I hang a bottle opener on it with a piece of string.

Neat, huh?
:)

8:26 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think they actually meant "video phones", i.e., placing a telephone call while viewing the person you're talking to.
8:27 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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<<<I use it for holding up a sign that says "beer", then it wheels away, navigating through my house by using little reflective tape checkpoints on my walls, opens the fridge, grabs the beer, and returns to me. I hang a bottle opener on it with a piece of string.

wow, you're my hero. i definately need one of those :)

8:42 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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photon: Yup. You dial your cell phone w/camera, they answer their cell phone w/camera, the video-phone call proceeds. I see it in the supermarkets all the time: people shouting responses at a little video on the phone sitting atop their stack of groceries.

Not to mention NetMeeting, webcam chatting, et al.

[edited by: StupidScript at 8:44 pm (utc) on Oct. 21, 2004]

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I saw that article yesterday (or a similar article) and my first thought was a webmaster bot. Give it a template and it could churn out millions of pages a day. It could keep an electron on your PPC campaigns, answer your e-mail, validate your pages, verify your connections, validate CC info.. the list could be a long one.
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