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Beast
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2004-01-10T06:41:06Z
They've got to be taking the p!ss!
Take a look at this sucker:Here.


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CompuDav
2004-01-10T14:03:13Z
:eek: :eek:

If that's real then WOW!

I wonder how much one of those will cost?
Telexen
2004-01-10T14:05:46Z
eh...robots aren't what they're cracked up to be yet
^Bad_Boy^
2004-01-10T17:51:31Z
Geek Goddess
2004-01-10T19:00:35Z
I'd buy one, and program it to kill, or steal computer parts. haha. ^-^
CompHobbyist
2004-01-11T00:51:16Z
I have a real hard time believing that website, they use pseudoscientific terms which means they're trying to hype it enough that people don't forget by the time it comes out. "positronic brain" is a bunch of crap, no such thing exists or could exist as a positron is the antiparticle of an electron. When a positron comes into contact with an electron, both are completely anihilated, releasing energy which quickly turns back into matter, but not the same matter. It turns into a cloud of gammas, baryons (I think) and hadrons instead, which themselves decay into other particles and antiparticles. If they'll use terms like that, they probably aren't done designing it yet - the term "positronic brain" comes from the movie Millenium Man if I'm not mistaken.
^Bad_Boy^
2004-01-11T01:16:33Z
I also don't believe that's true.

Hello? Big Company's are still working with Robots that can Walk and Robots that Can Dance.. And they're most of the time Wired.. and someone giving them remote instructions..

So I also believe that it was taken from the movie Bi-Centennial Man.
CompHobbyist
2004-01-11T01:33:56Z
I'll have to see it and pull one apart to believe it. Bah humbug on the "positronic brain."
Beast
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2004-01-11T07:29:08Z
I can only imagine you'll return from work one day and catch it humping the microwave.
HybridHB
2004-01-11T15:39:22Z
Telexen
2004-01-11T15:48:47Z
that explains it
Beast
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2004-01-11T16:33:02Z
Geek Goddess
2004-01-11T20:40:43Z
Quote:

Originally posted by CompHobbyist
I have a real hard time believing that website, they use pseudoscientific terms which means they're trying to hype it enough that people don't forget by the time it comes out. "positronic brain" is a bunch of crap, no such thing exists or could exist as a positron is the antiparticle of an electron. When a positron comes into contact with an electron, both are completely anihilated, releasing energy which quickly turns back into matter, but not the same matter. It turns into a cloud of gammas, baryons (I think) and hadrons instead, which themselves decay into other particles and antiparticles. If they'll use terms like that, they probably aren't done designing it yet - the term "positronic brain" comes from the movie Millenium Man if I'm not mistaken.




My head hurts now.
Laggerzero
2004-01-12T18:47:05Z
I am having trouble believing this as well, The robot will have to be able to learn 24/7 as well as having to maintain itself and its schedule. to my knowlege, there is no processor out there that can handle that workload. Also, where is it going to store all of this information? it is going to have to store what it needs to do as well as what it is learning. I don't think hard drives would work for this situation because of read/write times, capacity, and wear and tear of the drive; it will be writing and accessing informaiton so constently that a normal drive would probably wouldn't last longer than a month without failing due to mechanical malnfunctions.
^Bad_Boy^
2004-01-13T01:23:39Z
I'm 99.9% Confident, that it's NOT TRUE!