Terminators getting closer everyday to launch...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Apr 9, 2013.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    Skynet is alive and well.
     
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I wonder how big the PowerPak is that makes it MOVE..... Inquiring Minds, want to Know......

    Oh Yea, I see It Knows how to Surrender already.... A .50BMG Slug thru the CenterMass, still ought to disable it.....
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    So far, it doesn't have one. Power is from the umbilical.
     
  4. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    *Ahem*

    That is the creepiest thing I have seen in a long time.
     
    Tully Mars likes this.
  5. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    That has a ways to go. The jerky motion suggests it is not energy efficient and I'd hazard a guess not regenerative in that motion. Motion did not look conservative with energy consumption either from the height of the steps. Getting power and control signals through an umbilical is a long way from having it all on-board. I'm with BT, wonder how big the power unit is sitting out of view?

    But this stuff must progress in steps (so sorry, I could not resist) so it is interesting.

    AT
     
    Tully Mars and Yard Dart like this.
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member



    This is what he looked like 3 years ago, whats he going to look like in another 3?
     
    Brokor likes this.
  7. fmhuff

    fmhuff Monkey+++

    I believe human beings peak out at about 1.5 HP or about a thousand watts. Normally we are much less than that. Granted we are a lot more efficient with energy but still the energy drain might not be as much as one might think once they become efficient.
     
    Brokor likes this.
  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Exactly. And, not only is technology improving at an astounding rate and utilizing energy in more efficient ways, batteries are also progressing.
     
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member



    And the competition.
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    And the mule
     
    HK_User likes this.
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    And the Navy and that Fken snake is creepy climbs trees.
     
    arleigh likes this.
  12. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

     
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    arleigh and Quigley_Sharps like this.
  14. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    The upper tethers suggest to me that it can't walk upright, either.
     
  15. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    Let's not forget Asimo, though.
     
    arleigh, Tully Mars and kellory like this.
  16. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Navy loads laser-guided rockets to Fire Scout

    by Kris Osborn on April 12, 2013

    Fire-Scout.
    EXCERPTS:
    The U.S. Navy is adding laser-guided, precision-fire rockets to its vertical take-off and landing Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), service officials said.

    The helicopter-like reconnaissance drone is currently being configured with Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS), a precision-guidance weapons technology program providing 2.75 folding-fin hydra-70 rockets with laser-guided pinpoint accuracy.

    “An armed Fire Scout will be able to detect, track, identify, engage and assess reducing the sensor-to-shooter kill chain timeline while providing the ship additional security options. Arming the Fire Scout with the laser-guided rocket will enable the unmanned helicopter to engage hostile targets independent of air support from carrier groups or shore-based aircraft,” said Capt. Patrick Smith, Fire Scout program manager.
    ......
    The reconnaissance drone, equipped with Electro-Optical/Infra-red cameras and a laser-designator, can beam images back from altitudes up to 20,000-feet and travel at speeds up to 110 knots, according to Navy figures.
    ......

    “The APKWS system is a semi-active laser guidance kit added to current 2.75 inch rockets. This design gives an 40º instantaneous Field of Regard, creating a very large acquisition basket. The APWKS rocket begins looking for a target as soon as possible, usually within 0.7–0.8 seconds after rocket separation. Once the target is acquired, the APKWS rocket will navigate to the spot of the laser designation using proportional navigation,” said Dave Harrold, director of Precision Guidance Solutions, BAE Systems. “Our target specification is 80% within a 2 Meter CEP {Circular Error Probable}, but our average miss distance from the center of the laser spot is 0.44 meters, far exceeding the specification.”
    .......
    Navy loads laser-guided rockets to Fire Scout | Defense Tech
     
    arleigh likes this.
  17. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    At least until an EMP comes along and sends them back the scrap heap ;-)
     
  18. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    A lot of this technology when it is perfected will most likely be EMP hardened like most military electronic gear is.....
     
  19. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

     
  20. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    " Typically they would not act out of revenge, panic, anger, spite, prejudice or fear. Moreover, unless specifically programmed to do so, robots would not cause intentional suffering on civilian populations, for example through torture. Robots also do not rape."

    No kidding? They will not use emotion they do not have? How novel. "robots would not cause intentional suffering on civilian populations" are we to cover them with ballistics gel to prevent ricochets?
    "Robots also do not rape." prove it. rape is not about sex, but violence and power. I know of no reason that would prevent any robot configured to fit the task, from fulfilling that task if directed.
    even Isaac Asimov's Laws of Robotics would still require the robot to understand when harm was done. (No harm, No foul).
     
survivalmonkey SSL seal        survivalmonkey.com warrant canary
17282WuJHksJ9798f34razfKbPATqTq9E7