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SoftBank sells controlling stake in Boston Dynamics to Hyundai

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By PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

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I find those dog robots (dogbots?) very creepy. Somehow I have visions of them prowling around prisons and gulag type camps.

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In case you aren't aware, Hyundai has a defense division turning out tanks, submarines, and warships, so the next Hyundai defense division's product would be terminator-like combat robots..

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1.1 billion ? What a bargain considering slack sold for 17billion, heck even oclus rift sold for 2 billion

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Samit

That's ....not very reassuring?

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Don’t fear those strange robots or also drones too much as they all have a common weak point, energy supply. You only need to trap them, take the power supply out of them, hide or avoid those beasts until they return to base for a refill or stop moving and turn into useless metal garbage right near you, so you can destroy or re-program them in your favor. But you have to be alert, to expect them suddenly and to consider them deadly beforehand, don’t underestimate as you can that error only once.

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Samit BasuDec. 12  02:07 pm JST

In case you aren't aware, Hyundai has a defense division turning out tanks, submarines, and warships, so the next Hyundai defense division's product would be terminator-like combat robots..

Nobody cares, so awareness doesn't factor in to it.

Hyundai press release says specifically they are interested in commecialising the tech for use in hospitals and long term care facilities:

https://japanese.engadget.com/softbank-sells-boston-dynamics-to-hyundai-063022562.html

How can you deliberately misinterpret that as some kind of opportunity to be the one to introduce "terminators"... haha. Thanks for the giggle as always.

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