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Robotics, Drones, and Reducing Human Losses (Notes and Sources for Episodes #27 - 28)


This is not a typical blog entry from me, but as there were so many sources and links in creating the two current podcasts on Robotics, I felt the need to provide you with a blog where you could go deeper in detail if you wished.

Do know that if you have any direct question of something I have done, or wish me to cover something in a podcast or blog - assuming it is within my realm and grasp -do not hesitate to contact me at opposingperspective@gmail.com. I’ll try to be back with you within one day.

Colleagues, I have never done a 2-part podcast before, and the producer concurred with me that you might like to see my work on this as well as some of the links. There were several articles I could not recover to link here, such as the French government declaring mandatory vax passports and a 75,000 Euro fine for faking one. By the way, I made a mistake in the podcast’s recording I did not discover until after the fact, when in going over my bullet points while recording I said “75,000 dollar Euro fine,” which makes no sense. Apologies for that one.

Let’s get started on the subjects covered in Episodes 27 and 28:

Johnny Cab: https://totalrecall.fandom.com/wiki/Johnny_Cab In Dick’s works, Johnny Cab shows up in more places than just Total Recall, but this is a good site.

Ancient and medieval robots: https://infogalactic.com/info/History_of_robots

Metropolis (1927 film) https://infogalactic.com/info/Metropolis_(1927_film)

Georgio Morodor recut what he could find of other, lost versions of Metropolis and made a partially colorized version with a rock soundtrack that I highly recommend. I saw it at the theater when it came out in the mid ‘80s, and it is available on Amazon as a BluRay Disk.

Bletchley Park (England’s math and crypto center during World War 2)

https://infogalactic.com/info/Bletchley_Park

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

https://infogalactic.com/info/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

If you can find the BBC television series, HIGHLY recommended

Sony Aibo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIBO

The Caves of Steel https://infogalactic.com/info/The_Caves_of_Steel

ACTUV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASW_Continuous_Trail_Unmanned_Vessel

David Bushnell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bushnell

DARPA Challenge YouTube, search DARPA Challenge

Gen. Curtis LeMay https://infogalactic.com/info/Curtis_LeMay

Cuban Missile Crisis https://infogalactic.com/info/Cuban_Missile_Crisis

Satellite image of Hawaii:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NASA_Hawaiian_Islands_full_quality.png

SLBM (Sub Launched Ballistic Missile)

https://infogalactic.com/info/Submarine-launched_ballistic_missile

Examples of Gigapixel photography http://www.gigapixel.com/360-photos

Asimov’s 3 Laws of Robotics, alternative points of view

threelawsunsafe.wordpress.com

https://singularityhub.com/2011/05/10/the-myth-of-the-three-laws-of-robotics-why-we-cant-control-intelligence/

Robots as incompetent? https://www.news.gatech.edu/2020/05/19/people-think-robots-are-pretty-incompetent-and-not-funny-new-study-says

Bladerunner https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/fullcredits

and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replicant

X-37 Robotic spacecraft https://infogalactic.com/info/Boeing_X-37

I hope you find this useful and maybe somewhat interesting. Maybe you can understand why it takes me 20 hours or so to research, generate bullet points, record and edit one 45 minute podcast. I hope to be able to do more in the future, but right now I suspect this is enough to whet your whistle.

Many thanks for your listenership and for your comments.

James

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