Feedback Control and the Coming Machine Revolution

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by sharkbites, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Great presentation, an amazing drone demonstration.

    “Professor Raffaello D'Andrea from ETH Zurich at ZURICH.MINDS presents: "Feedback Control and the Coming Machine Revolution" -- an amazing display of the future capabilities of machines using flying robots (drones). Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, Zurichminds 2012, curated by Rolf Dobelli.”

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    SkyNet comes to mind at the end of the clip.
  2. Gyles


    This does indeed look like the precursor to SkyNet. Pretty soon we’ll have a few flying around the street just to make sure everyone is behaving in an orderly manner. Tech is good but sometimes it’s scary.
  3. This has one word for it, and one word only: awesome! Can’t wait to see the cool uses for this.
  4. Eight


    That technology we saw there will make it's way to the hobby community faster than anybody thinks possible. Updates from a few sensors every 20ms with onboard computing seems doable. People always go to machine language and approximations via lookup tables or whatever it takes when they want to squeeze more out of a processor than can be done with high level languages... I remember the first Digital Processing Projects, they did Fourier Transforms via very simple and very repetitive computations so the answer was to do that in hardware.

    I bought a little $40 quadcopter to see what they are exactly. It's really not very easy to fly, requires some lessons but it's fun. If I can fly the thing I'll shell out for something with more capabilities. I'd like to integrate it into a security system. Camera detects IR, quadcopter flies out to snap a closeup picture, maybe makes an announcement like "the dogs are already in a pretty bad mood, they get hungry at night, better hope you can charm them"
  5. Woah… I just saw this… SkyNet is coming…
  6. I hope it does make its way to the hobby community soon. I could imagine these things making great additions to any engineering class or robotics class at a school.
  7. How Skynet Might Emerge From Simple Physics
    “In the paper, which now appears in Physical Review Letters, Harvard physicist and computer scientist Dr. Alex Wissner-Gross posits a Maximum Causal Entropy Production Principle — a conjecture that intelligent behavior in general spontaneously emerges from an agent’s effort to ensure its freedom of action in the future. According to this theory, intelligent systems move towards those configurations which maximize their ability to respond and adapt to future changes.”

    “Our causal entropy maximization theory predicts that AIs may be fundamentally antithetical to being boxed,” he says. “If intelligence is a phenomenon that spontaneously emerges through causal entropy maximization, then it might mean that you could effectively reframe the entire definition of Artificial General Intelligence to be a physical effect resulting from a process that tries to avoid being boxed.”
    Which is quite frightening when you think about it.

    The fluidity of movement, response, approaches human like behavior, the lines are getting blurry

    World's Top3 Humanoid Robots - Asimo vs HPR-4 vs NAO!
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  8. Eight


    Those robots move like humans and some dancers move like robots... The robots have to have those wide, wide, squarish feet.. that's the dividing line at this point. When a robot can have a narrow foot like a human and move like a human it will be more impressive...
  9. Add these to the mix and it gets really interesting.
    Common privacy an issue? The proverbial "Fly on the Wall" (with added abilities besides just listening) literally in every house, every building, everywhere?

    Air Force Bugbot Nano Drone Technology .
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    Micro-Drones Combined With DNA Hacking Could Create A Very Scary Future