Atlas: an agile anthropomorphic robot, ask yourself the question, is Skynet real?

darpa2There is a company called Boston Dynamics who are working on a range of advanced robots, (funded by Darpa). These advanced robots are able to manoeuvre, walk, run and handle extreme conditions.

The next stage is incorporating a self-awareness chip to use as the brain of Atlas

Just to give you a heads up, there is a business under a different name, (funded by Darpa), guess what they are developing? They are working on a system called SyNAPSE. A technical paper on the new chip is available here: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6197/668.full

SyNAPSE

“SyNAPSE is a DARPA-funded program to develop neuromorphic microprocessor systems that match the intelligence, physical size, and low power consumption of animal brains.” – Artificial Brains

Well there you go; just imagine what it would be like in the future

This is what you call an advancement in technology, I can’t wait to see an actual working prototype in action, ‘without wires and support’.

Check out this video of Atlas

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  1. This is some pretty scary stuff! Why do humans insist on creating monsters like this? It could turn on us! :/

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