Truth Is, Indeed, Stranger Than Fiction


This is a story pregnant with transition, which is to say, a story of you sliding down a frictionless slippery slope into the gaping maw of Evil Robot Doom. Today, the project referenced below, is just the soldier's "little buddy", doing the "dirty work". Tomorrow, little buddy will have left the proverbial nest, the nest that is the source of all human morality and discernment, and will be operating with impunity and cruel discernment at and around your, heretofore monster-less, locale.

DARPA (a.k.a. Evil Robot Nursery) plans to give you all that you can handle along these lines; like drinking from a fire hydrant of unrelenting gore and disbelief.

In the coming days of horror and regret, surely you're not going to have the gall to deny that we warned you...

Get some!Get some!

"...According to the agency, "the Avatar program will develop interfaces and algorithms to enable a soldier to effectively partner with a semi-autonomous bi-pedal machine and allow it to act as the soldier's surrogate."

These robots should be smart and agile enough to do the dirty work of war, Darpa notes. That includes the "room clearing, sentry control [and] combat casualty recovery." And all at the bidding of their human partner. [ERN - But of course! What could possibly go wrong...]"

Full Story @ io9