Doc Saves The World: Robot To Be Destroyed Following Escapes

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(Via Brietbert) The Promobot IR77 is programmed to understand and learn from its  experiences and surroundings and has now twice escaped from the facility it is housed in. The robot is programmed to avoid obstacles and analyse its surrounding area, which has lead to the bot searching for escape routes from the facility. Its first escape attempt began when it simply exited the facility through an open gate that had not been shut properly, causing chaos in the streets as cars swerved to avoid it. Researchers question what it is about this particular robot that so desperately wants to escape.

Finally someone in the robotics world takes the side of humans! I’m not saying I had anything to do with the people asleep at the wheel at the robot factory, finally waking up to the dangers of Robots. But I’m not not saying that either. The facts are very clear, Promobot IR77 escaped, twice, I wrote a blog about the dangers of robots, Robot nerds want to kill Promobot IR77. If a robotcomputer were reading the facts and had to decide who was responsible for saving the world from learning robots, I’m fairly certain they would give me at least 75% of the credit. I was the one out there telling the world about the dangers of Robots while those nerds in Russia were out on the streets looking for their escaped robot for the 2nd time in a week.  I got the public opinion to turn from the popular “robots will make our lives easier” take, to a much more human friendly opinion in a little over a week. And if being a twenty something in 2016 has taught me anything, it’s that public opinion matters more now than ever before. So rest easy Blog:30 readers, Doc is here to watch over the human race when it comes to robots. Please don’t call me a hero though.

-Doc

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Escaped Robot In Russia Causes Traffic Jam, Is Just The Beginning

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(Via BBC) Scientists at the Promobot laboratories in Perm had been teaching the machine how to move around independently, but it broke free after an engineer forgot to shut a gate, says the local edition of the Argumenty i Fakty newspaper. The robot found its way to a nearby street, covering a distance of about 50m (164ft), before its battery ran out, the daily says.

Why do we keep trying to make robots a thing?! First we have Betty The Robot Snitch and now this lab escaping robot. This is the beginning of the end for humans. You got a bunch of nerds in Russia building robots that can escape and interact with people but they don’t even have the proper security in place to prevent escapes? Cool, glad we are letting morons like this develop robots that will almost certainly lead to the demise of humans at some point. We need to set up a governing body of Robotic STAT! Even though this Promobot may look like a harmless mobile hair dryer from the 1950’s, one day it will do much more harm than causing traffic problems in Russia.

Keep your head on a swivel people! Robots are the biggest threat to the future of humans and yet we keep spending millions if not billions on their development. I think we could all learn a lesson from the great people of Philadelphia (bet that sentence doesn’t get a lot of play on internet blogs). See a robot on its own in the wild/real world? Kill it and kill it quickly.

Doesn’t matter if it has a smile painted on and that it has previously hitchhiked over 1,000 miles safely, kill it. Everyday we are hearing about how technology is being developed that can learn and adapt after each experience…you know what has a problem learning? A dead robot (also probably a robot with a concussion so always aim for the head).

-Doc

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