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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SkaredShtles, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Cool origami.
     
  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I see you are taking full advantage of your unemployment.
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    All packed and ready to go to Steamboat. Kids'll be out of school soon. :thumb:
     
  5. demo 9

    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    can anybody say I robot in 50 years
     
  6. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    What does it do other than move
     
  7. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    ok then....
     
  8. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    That is scarier than clowns. (Robots that is...)
     
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    giantrider89 Monkey

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    ummm....is it supposed to be some kind of perpetual motion machine? or maybe something to scare little children off of the beach?:hmm::brow:

    i'm actually kind of curious if there is a purpose or goal of some sort.....or if this is just some crazy foreign dude making pneumatic pets.....
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I feel so out of the loop...
     
  11. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Pretty effin cool.
     
  12. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Artificial intelligence.
     
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    Luckybikes Monkey

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    that is a complete waste of time and resources
     
  14. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    I dig that...

    a few years back there was a pretty cool "BEAM" robotics movement... but these things are pretty cool and really basic!
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    It's sad that you cannot see the future, even a little.
     
  16. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    I guess they have never heard of a pair of side cutters, useful for trimming the zip ties. Or maybe "teh onimall" is supposed to have hairs like a spider.
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    DRB is his hero, so he quit his job.
     
  18. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    How does a walking PVC pipe "machine" = Artificial intelligence"? I do think they are pretty cool. I just don't see how the presenter can refer to them as "life".
     
  19. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    SS quit his corporate job and is now working for himself. Braiding pubic dreds down at the co-op.
     
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    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    He is obviously some sort of idiot then. I mean he can't even speak properly! What a dunce!
    And as for the contraptions he has made, well I am sure we all made those years ago!
    Lets post our own better inventions here! Oh yeah, hang on, we don't have batteries in the cameras...

    But christ. He sure made a fool of himself.
     
  21. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I'd say the key element in his 'invention' isn't that he's made "life", but that he's gotten people to re-think what "life" is.

    For one thing, people trying to build AI have been over thinking it way too much. Life is simple. One guy figured a computer would spontaneously become sentient by simply feeding it an enormous amount of data and letting it grow like a child. That's how it'll eventually happen, tho his project didn't get very far.

    As for this dude's 'bugs', how is it so different from others? He's growing them, giving them a fundamental understanding of their existence, making them self-sufficient, releasing them and watching them react to their environment.

    It's a very cool beginning.
     
  22. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    I didn't quite follow how it could "learn" either. Seems like everything was programmed mechanically to react to various stimuli.

    It's basically a mechanical computer, something Leonardo da Vinci came up with going on 550 years ago, with legs.

    EDIT: Also, it can't reproduce itself. I'm not sure you can call something "life" if it doesn't have the capablity to propitiate.
     
  23. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    I can't tell if that guy is nuts or brilliant. My dad loves his work, We went to Monterey to see some a while back.

    Check out Andy Goldsworthy
     
  24. wreckedrex

    wreckedrex Monkey

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    I just got back from a convention this week and he was one of the guest speakers on Tuesday. He joked around a lot, but it was kind of weird to listen to him talk about them being alive and evolving. Neat stuff but the guy is definitely... Shall we say "dedicated?"
     
  25. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    I think you guys are all missing the Hydrogen powered 7 series BMW.
     
  26. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

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    Intelligence maybee nothing more then very complicated algorithems as far as we know so yeah, maybee "Life" isnt that weird of a term for what he makes.