Robots will be our overlords

This video shows two quadrocopters capable of not only balancing an inverted pendulum, but also of launching it off the vehicle and catching it again.

How many years are we off the world predicted in the Terminator movie?


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  • thor42

    Amazing stuff, ay!

    What *I’m* waiting for is for POAL to fully automate the port (as Brisbane has done with its container terminal).

    Fully-automated straddles all over the place.

    They can then tell the unionised “work”force to f**k off.

    • P1LL

      I understand your rage against unions ( shit stains that they are)
      But if all work is automated then we will all be fucked .

      • Mr_V4

        Precisely, the paradox is in a world where everything is made by robots and robots fixed by other robots, how is one to earn a living to buy the robots in the first place?

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  • PlanetOrphan

    Impressive response times, lifelike 4 sure.

  • phronesis

    Overlords? What use is a human to a robot?