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    Robots: self-built and self-replicating

    dont know if i got this from here and am reposting somebody elses link, doesnt hurt to check these nerd-gods-freaks again though...

    guy building his own life-size mech!?!

    and equally important

    robots building themselves!?!


    check it out.

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    I like your avatar.



    I'm not sure how those are self-replicating (as in grey goo). Self-repairing maybe.

    Self-replicating would be mining and manufacturing, IMO.

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    i like my avatar too i dont know where i got it from, found it on my old laptop. i think it was from some evangelion otaku site. it shows everything i think is really important so..

    the robots are not self - replicating but they are self-assembling. they built themselves. follow the text or some links. (nature article i think?) there was a whole discussion going on if it would be even important if robots are totally self replicating or not. self building would mean that you could have the materials up on the moon for exampe and then have a couple of robots build more robots.
    they were arguing human beings are not self-replicating because essentially they also need a lot of resources outside of there own system.. food, water, ultrasounds, nice moderate climate. dont know about that, but its been an interesting read.

    whatever.

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    The real reason this is important, or rather The important possibilities that come from this is Nanotechnology.

    Heres a good quote on the subject.

    Well, during the millennium media frenzy, you've probably heard about something called "molecular nanotechnology". Molecular nanotechnology is the dream of devices built out of individual atoms - devices that are actually custom-designed molecules. It's the dream of infinitesimal robots, "assemblers", capable of building arbitrary configurations of matter, atom by atom - including more assemblers. You only need to build one general assembler, and then in an hour there are two assemblers, and in another hour there are four assemblers. Fifty hours and a few tons of raw material later you have a quadrillion assemblers. (4)! Once you have your bucket of assemblers, you can give them molecular blueprints and tell them to build literally anything - cars, houses, spaceships built from diamond and sapphire; bread, clothing, beef Wellington... Or make changes to existing structures; remove arterial plaque, destroy cancerous cells, repair broken spinal cords, regenerate missing legs, cure old age...


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    or you could read a whole book about it...

    also check out this other guy. was on the news here the other day; guy walking around in his walker mech ..



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    It's only a matter of time before millions of these cubes combine to form...

    Robots: self-built and self-replicating

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    yeah.. and given enough time, chimps and typewriters, you could eventuate on shakespears complete set of works. not.

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    yeah.. and given enough time, chimps and typewriters, you could eventuate on shakespears complete set of works. not.
    ...then why 'enough'?


    Anyways, wikipedia has some articles on self replication. In this case we're talking about Clanking Replicators, ie. macro scale. 'Basic Concept' describes self replication pretty good.

    On a side note, Wikipedia also have Daleks featured on the front page. New design I think. Daleks rocks.

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    thanks Prometheus|ANJ.

    a post with actual usefull info. its got some nice links too.

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    don't know if this is relevant...

    Honda's developed their own robot as well. No really a walker mech, but still cool.

    http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/

    The name sounds kinda like Awesome-o =)

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    Asimo is a few years old, theres been several more advanced ones in production that walk far more naturally.


    I loved the video on the "robots building robots" page. They move very interestingly.

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    I've seen that mech guy before. Crazy, doubt it'll work very well.

    That self replicating robot thing is quite interesting although it doesn't really look very useful at the moment. It's more like, cuboids making more cuboids out of cubes that must be prepared.

    My favourite robot, so far is sony's qrio. The thing's just plain cool.
    http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/QRIO/
    Check out the videos of them dancing, running, throwing balls and stuff. I want one!

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