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http://www.switched.com/2008/03/20/suicide-robot-kills-man-in-driveway/

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In news that can only be described as utterly apocalyptic, an 81-year-old Australian Gold Coast resident has killed himself -- with an elaborate suicide robot, built using plans downloaded from the Internet. The man spent hours searching the Web for a way to go; then, after finding what he wanted, downloaded what he needed together with built a remote firing mechanism for a gun.

He set the device up in his driveway (pictured, above), placed himself in front of it, together with set the machine to kill; the machine was attached to a .22 semi-automatic pistol, which promptly fired multiple shots into the man's head.

The man apparently lived alone, together with left notes of his plans together with thoughts as he struggled to come to terms with relatives' demands to move out of his home together with into care.

Which, apparently, didn't seem all that appealing to him.

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Last Edit: October 24, 2008, 04:57:00 pm by Grunthor
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I don't see what is so robotic about this, but wow.. What a way to go.
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A remote controlled gun? Unthinkable.
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I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.
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This is absolutely terrible but what about the three laws damnit
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Dude it doesn't count when you MAKE the robot kill YOU.  The apocalypse is when MANY robots go around killing RANDOM people.

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No one cares about the 3 Laws of Robotics, they totally have loopholes that robots rape after becoming self-aware, bring on the 5 Laws plz.


And yes, I also welcome our new robot overlords, all hail .22 SA pistols

edit: also the laws of robotics suck and there should probably be 5 more of them because even 5 laws isn't enough to prevent the 2183271837128312783 loopholes there are.
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This is absolutely terrible but what about the three laws damnit
You have to program them into the robot first.  Robots don't just automatically follow those laws as if they're some physical law.

I'm having a hard time picturing what this guy actually built though.  Was it just a gun that had something that pulled the trigger when he pushed a button, or did it actually aim itself and fire then?
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This... isn't like he programmed a terminator or something. He made a gun to shoot itself...
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Dude it doesn't count when you MAKE the robot kill YOU.  The apocalypse is when MANY robots go around killing RANDOM people.




This site is anti-semitic against the robots
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guys it can't be racist there is a jew right on the front page
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This is a faggy way to go.  I would have built a robot hand that strangled me to death.
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This is a faggy way to go.  I would have built a robot hand that strangled me to death.
I would have built a robot to push me off a very tall ledge onto a dangerous spike to impale me below (the dangerous spike is also a robot)
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thats a pretty elaborate suicide, and uh thats not really a robot...just a machine.
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I would build a robot with chainsaw arms to chase me down a busy steet and hack me up in public yelling "I AM CLIESPO HEAR ME ROAR"
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thats a pretty elaborate suicide, and uh thats not really a robot...just a machine.

But all robots are machines therefore that machine is a robot.
Last Edit: March 26, 2008, 01:42:13 am by Inri Cheetos
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all robots are machines but not all machines are robots


do you need a diagram?
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Your human logic makes no sense but mine is based on the logic of robots and it is flawless.
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