Friday, May 07, 2010

If It Bleeds, It Leads.

Oh come on.

Danger: robots with knives could attack humans accidentally

German researchers have warned that robots in the home could prove dangerous - particularly when armed with sharp objects.

To discover what would happen if a robot wielding a sharp tool - such as a knife or a screw driver - accidentally struck a person, researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, part of the national aerospace agency in Wessling, south-east Germany, programmed a mechanical arm holding a variety of instruments to strike a series of substances that mimicked human tissue.
Similarly, from previous issues of the Guardian...

Automobiles may one day hunt down and kill pedestrians

Gutenberg's new "Printing Press" may shut down monasteries

Invention of "fork" may make it impossible to hold food with fingers

Penicillin discovery threatens nation's bread supply

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