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We Can Now Build Autonomous Killing Machines, But Should We?

Working in the robotic world has made me realize that the general population (read: people not in the robotic world) sometimes have a pretty bad perception of robots. As soon as you bring the subject of robots to the table, people imagine intelligent humanoid killing machines that will set out to conquer the world. Thanks to the majority of Sci-Fi classic movies, such as Terminator and more recently Chappie, people see this as the future of robotics. Technologically we are at a place where we can literally build autonomous killing machines and here are the reasons why it is probably not a good idea.

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Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Mar 9, 2015 2:34:00 PM
   
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We Can Now Build Autonomous Killing Machines, But Should We?

Working in the robotic world has made me realize that the general population (read: people not in the robotic world) ...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Mar 9, 2015 2:34:00 PM
Grippers for Collaborative Robots

When putting a collaborative robot cell together, many design decisions have to be made. First of all, the robot itself, its...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Mar 9, 2015 1:51:44 PM
SAFFIR The Firefighting Robot

One of the main goals of robots is to do jobs that are too dangerous for humans. In some cases it can be a repetitive task...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Mar 3, 2015 11:41:12 AM
Injection Molding Machine Tending

In the latest blog posts, we have been talking about the different machine tending applications that can be done with a...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Feb 24, 2015 11:50:34 AM
How Does a Parallel Robot Gripper Work?

Choosing a robot gripper can sometimes be confusing. As there are a wide choice of different grippers out there, you really...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Feb 24, 2015 10:53:10 AM
Why Fanuc Doesn't Have a Collaborative Robot - or Does It?

Fanuc is one of the most popular robot manufacturers. Especially in North America where we are based, Fanuc robots can be...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Jan 21, 2015 2:04:00 PM
Automation Means Evolving Workforce

Recently I had a discussion with friends and family about the place of automation in our society. Many people are claiming...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Jan 12, 2015 10:13:00 AM
Cobot, Force Limited Robot, Collaborative Robot, What's the Deal?

Basically it's just terminology. Many people use the terms interchangeably, thus the confusion between Force Limited...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Jan 12, 2015 10:01:00 AM
How to Choose The Right Force Torque Sensor?

With the introduction of force torque sensors (FT) in the industrial and research world there are a lot of unanswered...

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Dec 29, 2014 9:38:00 PM
Do We 'Really' Need a Federal Robotics Commission? Part 2

In the previous post we presented Ryan Calo's case for a Federal Robotics Commission. Now let's discuss the pros and cons...

JA Carette
By JA Carette
on Dec 9, 2014 11:13:00 AM
Do We 'Really' Need a Federal Robotics Commission?

The question of a federal agency for robotic innovation in the US is the proposition of a recent series of articles...

JA Carette
By JA Carette
on Dec 8, 2014 11:13:00 AM
Top 5 Applications using Universal Robots

The popularity of Universal Robots is undeniable. You may ask yourself why this robot is so popular in the robotic market....

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
By Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
on Dec 3, 2014 8:24:00 AM
 
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