September 11, 2010
Early Terminator Robot Design Deceives Other Robots

Think the future might be boring? Not to worry. Researchers at Georgia Tech are busy developing technology that will turn the future into an epic technological disaster.

A robot deceives an enemy soldier by creating a false trail and hiding so that it will not be caught. While this sounds like a scene from one of the Terminator movies, it's actually the scenario of an experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception.

"We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have designed techniques that help the robot select the best deceptive strategy to reduce its chance of being discovered," said Ronald Arkin, a Regents professor in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing.

Marketers will jump on this once the technology becomes advanced enough that robots can feign emotions. "If super lube can make my leg joints as good as new imagine what it can do to your car's transmission".

Share |      Randall Parker, 2010 September 11 07:22 AM  Robots Dangers

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