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Robotic Cockroaches
24. Nov 2004 at 05:27
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This is so bizarre, and apparently true, that I had to share it -- researchers in France, Belgium and Switzerland have developed a robotic cockroach which they hope will be used as a sort of Pied Piper of roaches to lead them to their deaths:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1358958_1,00.html

They're thinking they could use a robot to influence sheep or chickens too, for beneficial purposes.  They'd use such robots to keep sheeps from practicing "lemming-type" behaviour, and use them to keep chickens from going into stupors.
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Reply #1 - 24. Nov 2004 at 14:37
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[quote author=Silver  link=1101270420/0#0 date=1101284820]They'd use such robots to keep sheeps from practicing "lemming-type" behaviour, and use them to keep chickens from going into stupors. [/quote]

I can see a great future for this technology. Once it's advanced enough to create life-like androids, they can put them in malls. They'll just reverse the programming to encourage even more stupor and lemming behaviour. The robot will lift a mechanical arm and say "sale at Wallmart!"
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Reply #2 - 24. Nov 2004 at 14:40
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It really reminds me of certain experiments done by William Hastings in the Maze Shed in Digging Leviathan!

On the face of it, the science theory sounds moderately equivalent...
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yeh!!!
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