Study Confirms Robots Want To Stab You

futuramaroberto(article by the nerdyninja Sam Britton)

Straight from the “No shit, Sherlock” files three German scientist have discovered (I’m using the word “discovered” generously) that robots, if given knives/ sharp objects and proper programming can cause some serious damage.

They used a robot arm holding a variety of bladed tools programmed to strike test substances that mimic soft tissue.
In some cases, the researchers found, the robots managed to accidentally inflict wounds that would prove “lethal”.

The tests involved a robot arm weighing 14kg and a 1.1m reach that was equipped with a variety of bladed household tools including a steak knife, kitchen knife, scissors and screwdriver.

The robot arm was programmed to use the bladed tools to stab and cut a silicone lump, a leg from a dead pig and the arm of a human volunteer. {Via BBC}

Although they didn’t involve the human test subject until the dial had been switched from “Norman Bates” to “Facebook poke” I still have to question the sanity of the man who says “Yes, I did see this robot slice into that pig leg as though it were a tauntaun.What could go wrong?” Nothing as long as you don’t factor in that whole “accidentally inflict lethal wounds” thing. I always wondered how the apocalypse would start, I had hoped I would have had a hand in it, but it looks like this round goes to the Germans and their murderous single arm robot. Well played Germany, well played.

source: gammasquad

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