Google Reveals Its Testing

Discussion in 'Off Topic Forum' started by mwhartman, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. mwhartman

    mwhartman Super Moderator/RS Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,737
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    South FL
    Ratings:
    +12
  2. onmyway

    onmyway Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    One of those places where we have a lot of sweet t
    Ratings:
    +0
    Very Judge Dredd. Came to mind instantly.
     
  3. everstar80

    everstar80 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    the light of the moon
    Ratings:
    +0
    Great concept. I wish this technology was pass the experimental phase.
     
  4. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    so cool....
     
  5. garrett

    garrett Silver Member Theme Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    2,017
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    In a van by the River......
    Ratings:
    +4

    i seriously doubt it will ever get past the experimental phase as nothing will replace human common sense and reasoning.
     
  6. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    not everyone has those two qualities :icon_ devil:
     
  7. ret

    ret Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Too true. I've actually found that Common Sense is quite lacking. I think that robots should serve more as a failsafe though. For instance if you're driving through a signal and some teenage girl is texting away not paying attention to the red light, then allow the robot to slow her vehicle to a stop until she resumes full control of the vehicle, which may or may not ever happen.

    I believe Virginia Tech's RoMeLa actually designed a robot that they tested driving from Virginia to Georgia? I could be completely wrong about locations, however they did design a robot to drive on behalf of blind people. I'll see if I can dig up more info on it.
     
  8. everstar80

    everstar80 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    the light of the moon
    Ratings:
    +0
    True these are values are irreplaceable but i feel that so many advancements in technology that can be utilized aren't because of cost of manufacturing and companies trying to make a buck. That doesn't sound like much reasoning other than infallible greed that stifles progress.
     
  9. garrett

    garrett Silver Member Theme Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    2,017
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    In a van by the River......
    Ratings:
    +4
    unfortunately this is very true