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The actual science behind intelligent robotic-thought has been harder than imagined but not impossible. In fact I have found research that shows that these authors were not all that far off. But what effect will it have on humanity? Will Robots take over the world? I think not.
These robots are slowly becoming more and more popular in our growing world. “Starting from humble beginnings in the middle of the twentieth century, the field has seen great successes in manufacturing and industrial robotics, as well as personal and service robots of various kinds” (Bekey 17). Technology is constantly growing and we need to keep up with it. In recent years smart phones and tablets have made a huge impact on civilization. Technology and robotics use is a silent debate that needs to be heard.
Although many of his idea's are still used today, Wiener himself began to second guess the value of his work. He wrote that while competition from machines during the first industrial revolution devalued the human arm, the modern industrial revolution "is similarily bound to devalue the human brain"2. One reason we so fear cyborg's is that, being superior to us in some way, they will replace us. This feeling is brought to light in "The Terminator", as well as the Japanese Anime "Armitage III: Polymatrix". In "The Terminator" and its sequel, machines have all but obliterated humanity, as revenge for the humans making them subserviant.
As we might expect the film presents Asimov's concept of the intelligent robot, a concept that, like Asimov himself, pre-dates the modern world of personal computers, video games, the Internet, 'e... ... middle of paper ... ...housand years ago. If the portrayal of intelligent machines in films teaches us anything, it is that it is fortunate that such machines do not yet exist. It is fortunate that is, for the machines, because all the evidence would indicate that we are not yet ready to treat them as fellow persons. Fortunate too for us perhaps, because when they became smart enough to mount a successful rebellion they might make us pay for their oppression (Mitchell 2003). Reference: 1.
Cog is just the first step in humanoid-robots, and AI. It has started a new era of computers and their uses. Some day because of the work this kind of work, we may be able to own house hold robots that could talk to us and carry on a normal conversation with us. This technology opens many doors that could lead anywhere. Bibliography: Pope, Gregory T. "Creation of the Humanoids."
The history of real robots is rarely as dramatic, but where developments in robotics may lead is beyond our imagination. Robots exist today. They are used in a relatively small number of factories located in highly industrialized countries such as the United States, Germany, and Japan. Robots are also being used for scientific research, in military programs, and as educational tools, and they are being developed to aid people who have lost the use of their limbs. These devices, however, are for the most part quite different from the androids, or humanlike robots, and other robots of fiction.