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Terminator Much?

They purposely developed a bunch of robots that are able to work together, independent of humans. What the hell are they thinking?

This August in Monterey Bay, Calif., an entire fleet of undersea robots will for the first time work together without the aid of humans to make detailed and efficient observations of the ocean.
Moreover, the mathematical system that allows the undersea robots to self-choreograph their movements in response to their environment might one day power other robotic teams that -- without human supervision -- could explore not just oceans, but deserts, rain forests and even other planets.

First they're able to self-choreograph their movements. Then they start developing independence and free-thinking. And then we're screwed. Scientists are such jerks.

By min | August 2, 2006, 3:11 PM | Science