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Roboy and the Laws of Robotics

Asimov's laws initially entailed three guidelines for machines:
• Law One - "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm."
• Law Two - "A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law."
• Law Three - "A robot must protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law."
• Asimov later added the "Zeroth Law," above all the others - "A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm."

Harm from robots is now a growing threat. Perhaps being raised with Battlestar and I, Robot, I have a biased opinion of what would happen if we let robots loose in our society. Already drones and autonomous space planes circle our planet. Robonaut 2 on the ISS is capable of Telepresence communication. The Laws of robotics do not work. No technology can yet replicate Asimov's laws inside a machine. As Rodney Brooks of the company iRobot—named after the Asimov book, they are the people who brought you the Packbot military robot and the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner—puts it, "People ask me about whether our robots follow Asimov's laws. There is a simple reason [they don't]: I can't build Asimov's laws in them."
The most important reason for Asimov's Laws not being applied yet is how robots are being used in our real world. You don't arm a Reaper drone with a Hellfire missile or put a machine gun on a MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) not to cause humans to come to harm. That is the very point!
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Which is why “soft robotics” — soft to the touch, soft in their interaction, soft and natural in their movements — will be important, and Roboy will be covered with “soft skin,” making interacting with him safer and more pleasant...for now!
15 project partners and over 40 engineers and scientists are constructing Roboy as a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings. Service robots are already used in a wide variety of areas today, including for household chores, surveillance work and cleaning, and in hospitals and care homes. Roboticists say our aging population is making it necessary to keep older people as autonomous as possible for as long as possible, which means caring for aged people is likely to be an important area for the deployment of service robots.

To speed up the process, the AI Lab researchers set a goal to build Roboy in just 9 months (the project began five months ago). Roboy will be unveiled at the Robots on Tour March 8 and 9, 2013 in Zurich.

To make this ambitious schedule possible, they decided to finance the first grassroots robotics project via crowdfunding. To participate, see Make Roboy your friend.

The Autonomous Systems Labs in Zurich has decided to give us a taste of a future in which Santa’s workforce has been replaced by robots. It seems pretty innocuous until you get to the robotic reindeer.

Here's a poem for the age:

Who mourns Adonis when Mars is the Apollonian' s Holy Grail? The Hand of God has set its sights on fear and panic. Ares has succumbed to the Dragon and Atlantis will not rise again but, still they give space to HERMES.

Phantom Robotic Falcons circle the earth seeking prey and Atlas orbits the sun. Anubis prepares the funerary rites of Akhenaten, that Renegade Sun, and Apophis sets to strike. Is it WISE to seek the invisible sun? Forbidden stars appear with the Ark and gods begin to rise from the deep.
ISiS bears the True Cross
awaiting the Threshold to bring LUCIFER's command. IKAROS hopes to harness the Sun bringing the ultimate light to create dark forces in nature. ATLAS and ALICE seek god's pieces and a way to get through. Souls transmitted as the PHENIX and STAR to another time perhaps to be Apollo 2.

The Great Time War

The Great Time War

Time Travel and the Elite. Did Michael Jackson time travel back to Akhenaten's Egypt? What will the "Great Time War" be like? Have you wondered what it is like inside a time machine? Dr. David Lewis Anderson will answer these questions and more!


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David Lewis Anderson, born in Weirton, West Virginia is a physicist whose interests are in spacetime physics, special relativity and global community service. Anderson received multiple degrees, graduating with honors in the fiels of engineering, physics and philosophy.

He was employed at a young age by the United States Air Force conducting advanced research and development at the prestigious Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert. He later founded an organization call the TTRC, an advanced time-technology research laboratory located on Long Island, New York in the United States of America.

During that time he proposed several new detail on theories for reversing time at sub-light speeds and laid the foundations for what would later become known as time-warped field theory, an approach that modeled and described how to use the natural forces of inertial frame dragging for power generation and to create contained and controllable fields of closed time-like curves.

Anderson provided one of the first comprehensive overviews of the historical views of time, time control and time travel in the documentary "Time Travel - Journeys into Time." His ideas were later applied for the development of high performance time reactor systems for energy production and time technology research at what is known today as the Anderson Institute.