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Trevp666

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I feel like taking a lump hammer to it already.
I'm glad I wasn't mid-slurp on my coffee cos I would have spat it all over my keyboard...lol
 

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Nope. Artoodeetoo.

He's completely trustworthy. That's the Robot you need.

(Isn't it the centenary of the invention of the word ROBOT??)
 

EnolaGaia

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(Isn't it the centenary of the invention of the word ROBOT??)
Nope - that was last year ...
Contrary to the popular opinion, Karel Capek, the author of RUR is not the inventor of the word robot. The word which is derived from the czech noun "robota" meaning "labor" is an accomplishement of Capek's older brother, the cubist painter and writer Josef Capek.
The word first appeared in the play RUR published in 1920. Some claim that the word "robot" was first used in Josef Capek's short story Opilec (the Drunkard) published in the collection Lelio in 1917. According to the Capek Brothers Society in Prague this is not correct. The word used in Opilec is "automat". ...
FULL STORY: https://web.archive.org/web/20130123023343/http://capek.misto.cz/english/robot.html
 

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Which when deployed, had a button to call the police, but no implementation of said function, so it did nothing. I don't know if they've changed that, but I hope no one's come to harm because of this. It seems cruel to do that.
It's like those emergency call boxes that colleges set up-- some are all promise and no use. A friend of mine got robbed back at college and the call box had no one to answer on the other end. I think the college had the cajones to tell him he shouldn't have filed a police report (instead of just reporting it to them), too. (I'm assuming they might have operating hours; but what's the use of a late-night emergency thing if you're just taunting someone with the idea of aid?)
 

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Had to happen..

Robot Dog Has Assault Rifle Attached

Known as a Quadrupedal Unmanned Ground Vehicles (or Q-UGV for short) the dog is made by Philadelphia-based Ghost Robotics.

Another company, called SWORD International, decided to mount the assault rifle on the back of the Q-UGV and post pictures of it on Instagram. Where it picked up over a thousand likes.

They call it the SPUR – or the Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle.

The gun itself is a 6.5mm assault rifle that the dog seemingly knows how to use.

Ghost Robotics says that SPUR can remotely chamber the first round from an unloaded state and, similarly, clear the chamber and safe the gun if necessary.

There’s an on-board sighting system and soldiers can control the creature via an app installed on military-issued tablet computers.
Although this particular weapon isn’t in use by the US military yet, several unarmed versions of the Q-UGV are in use by America’s air force.
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