torsdag 4 april 2013

Science Fiction-tekniken som är verklighet idag

Science Fiction-tekniken som är verklighet idag
Video Publicerad den 20 feb 2013
 DARPA:s lydiga robothund och ett par vanliga robotar. Ett konstgjort öga och en tankekontrollerad arm är några av uppfinningarna som presenteras av Abby Martin och Manuel Rapalo.
Video Publicerad den 20 feb 2013 Abby Martin talks to BTS producer, Manuel Rapalo, about a few current technologies that only a few decades ago were considered science fiction.
Vad är DARPA? Se videon undertill:

The Rise of the DARPA machines

Publicerad den 7 mar 2013
The Department of Defense's strategic plan calls for the Joint Force to conduct humanitarian, disaster relief and related operations. 
The plan identifies requirements to extend aid to victims of natural or man-made disasters and conduct evacuation operations.

Some disasters, however, due to grave risks to the health and wellbeing of rescue and aid workers, prove too great in scale or scope for timely and effective human response. The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) will attempt to address this capability gap by promoting innovation in robotic technology for disaster-response operations.

The primary technical goal of the DRC is to develop ground robots capable of executing complex tasks in dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environments. Competitors in the DRC are expected to focus on robots that can use standard tools and equipment commonly available in human environments, ranging from hand tools to vehicles, with an emphasis on adaptability to tools with diverse specifications.

To achieve its goal, the DRC aims to advance the current state of the art in the enabling technologies of supervised autonomy in perception and decision-making, mounted and dismounted mobility, dexterity, strength, and platform endurance.

Success with supervised autonomy, in particular, could allow control of robots by non-expert operators, lower the operator's workload, and allow effective operation even with low-fidelity (low bandwidth, high latency, intermittent) communications.

What is not known is the secret agenda of implementing AI protocols in current navigational software of UAVs deployed on U.S. soil to monitor it's citizen while excersizing with extreme prejudice the determination of friend or foe.

Rise of the Machines - USA
Publicerad den 15 okt 2012

Most people see drones as a controversial weapon prowling over foreign battlegrounds. But as America's military campaigns wind down, these machines are coming home and set to change civilian lives forever.

"This is a powerful technology. No amount of hand-wringing is going to stop it", says drone expert, Peter Singer. Whether it's a floating TV station streaming live to the web, the prying lens of the paparazzi, the police chasing a criminal or a government agency spying, small domestic drones are experiencing an exponential growth.

At the world's largest drone convention in Las Vegas a salesman tells the crowd, "this can be used in law enforcement, disaster relief and industrial applications. It's also very good at dusting floors. Every home owner should have one". And as the technology advances at a frightening speed, anyone with a few hundred dollars can buy one over the counter.

These hobby drones can fly for miles and provide sharp video feedback to the pilot. "I wouldn't cheat on your wife!", laughs columnist Charles Krauthammer. But jokes aside, there are real fears over the "political, legal and ethical issues that play out with this", argues Singer. In 3 years time an order from the US congress will see tens of thousands of drones legally occupy an already crowded sky, raising numerous questions about basic safety, terrorism and civil liberty.

As companies rush to cash in on this new billion dollar industry, experts warn, "we're not ready for this".

Science Fiction-tekniken som är verklighet idag

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