Scientists use dead spider as gripper for robot arm

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Now it start to make sense.
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So, we have all seen stuff like this in movies, anime and video games. Maybe even read it in some books/magazines too.
So now that it is real (Outside of the chess robot breaking the poor kid's finger-morals of programmers reflected in the actions of the robot!)
We now have a real techno-zombie. Not all bio-medical discoveries come into everyday usage, but what if it gets expanded into other types of cadavers? Possibilities as well as moral-ethical issues to the animals used?

Overall, for me, interesting but creepy. Not sure about the ethics involved. Good basis for a horror/hard science fiction though! (Not a writing discussion, just a thought.)

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Now it start to make sense.
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I haven’t seen any explanation of the accident from the robots owners / developers but I assume the thing misidentified the kid’s finger for one of the pieces.

I would have thought that during development that would have been an obvious thing to consider and allow for in the programming.

Also, why wasn’t it fitted with a big, red panic / release / turn off button? Surely a must for all robots that interact with humans.
 

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I haven’t seen any explanation of the accident from the robots owners / developers but I assume the thing misidentified the kid’s finger for one of the pieces.

I would have thought that during development that would have been an obvious thing to consider and allow for in the programming.

Also, why wasn’t it fitted with a big, red panic / release / turn off button? Surely a must for all robots that interact with humans.
I just assumed it was an evil robot. I expect it is now trying to take over the world.
 

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All this makes me think of an idea. Why send people into lethal environments when you can send animated cadavers instead? Of course, for the purpose of dramatic licence, something would have to go wrong, which ends up in the cadavers running amok.
Let’s say, for example, a chernobyl type disaster and corpses are sent in to deal with the situation. All that radiation has unforseen consequences and the dead free themselves from the remote control of the living….with dire consequences for us all :D
 

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All this makes me think of an idea. Why send people into lethal environments when you can send animated cadavers instead?
Probably because it is a simpler engineering task to control a mechanical device designed for remote control than to interface with muscle and neurons. Also, the availability and use by date for cadavers is much more restrictive.
 

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I think it would be more ethical to study how a spider moves, and replicate it, than to attach it to the machine. Back to the days of using bats to deliver incendiary devices to the timber houses they slept in in Tokyo (WW2) and the like.
 

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