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DresnerRobotics
02-16-2009, 12:14 PM
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/images/SkynetResearch/Skynet_header.png (http://www.skynetresearch.com/home/)


Recently we were contacted by an upcoming advanced robotics R&D company who has been keeping a pretty low profile. Skynet Research (http://www.skynetresearch.com/home/) only went public last week, but for the past 10 years has been hard at work and already making startling advanced in military and research level robotics. Some of this stuff is scary, it makes iRobot’s military line look like a bunch of toys. Check out these concept designs:


http://www.trossenrobotics.com/images/SkynetResearch/constructor_wireframe_thumb.PNG (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/images/skynetresearch/constructor_wireframe.png)


http://www.trossenrobotics.com/images/SkynetResearch/mag_wireframe_thumb.PNG (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/images/skynetresearch/mag_wireframe.png)




So here’s the kicker, I got a chance to talk to one of their lead researchers over the weekend and along with going public, they’ve also announced a Community Outreach Program (http://www.skynetresearch.com/robot-community/) to hobby and professional roboticists. They’re actually granting access to some of their technology (with no doubt a massive NDA attached) to the average hobbyist. From what I gathered speaking with them, the Model 101 Enhancement Module that is being provided for evaluation is some sort of Neural Networking microprocessor with built in wifi capability, used for relaying sensory data back to a central AI hub that is scheduled to go online in the near future. REALLY cool stuff, if you’re interested in applying for the beta program, you just have to submit your robot design and an explaination of why you think your project would be well suited for their program.

YouTube - Skynet Research Enhancement Module Model 101

Here’s the official press release from Skynet Research, and be sure to check out their site for more info.







Skynet Research is a leader in the research and development of robotic technology, dedicated to helping the human race achieve great goals. And we want to hear from you!


CALL FOR ROBOTIC DESIGNS (http://skynetresearch.com/outreach/robot-community/)

Skynet Research believes every individual holds the capacity to make a difference, and is dedicated to finding as many people as possible who will impact our future goals.



The spark of imagination is the greatest asset of humankind. We are interested in mining this resource within the robotics community to find new robot designs.




Individuals are welcome to submit designs, videos and schematics relating to future robot models. We will showcase the most promising for all to see on our corporate website.


SKYNET RESEARCH IS OFFERING A FREE UPGRADE (http://skynetresearch.com/outreach/robot-community/)

As part of our ever-increasing outreach, we are also making available the Skynet Research Enhancement Module Model 101 for consumer grade robots at no cost before it is even available in stores.



The Model 101 is compatible with any home robotics device, and will vastly improve the precision, efficiency and speed of any mechanized apparatus regardless of function.




You may apply to receive one on our website.
View a video of our new Enhancement Module HERE (http://skynetresearch.com/outreach/robot-community/)


HOW SKYNET RESEARCH IS CHANGING YOUR WORLD


There are many different Skynet Research models in production and operation, and countless more in active development at secure and undisclosed locations around the world.



Skynet Research is reshaping daily life for human beings across the planet, with contributions to business, education, healthcare, information systems and military defense.



Skynet Research has led the evolution of Artificial Intelligence to multiply at exponential rates, pushing to improve robotic function in daily life with a constant eye on the future.

We have been honored as “most innovative” company in numerous trade publications, while one award-winning professor stated Skynet Research is displaying an “unprecedented” rate of growth.


We are committed to making your world different


Skynet Research (http://skynetresearch.com/)

ScuD
02-16-2009, 12:35 PM
Uhm, so, how serious are we supposed to take this?

I mean, not trying to bash this thread or anything, but given the information I've read here I'm not too sure how to interpret it.

However,since you've been in touch with them, I guess they're for real?

Adrenalynn
02-16-2009, 12:44 PM
Looks cool from what you posted. Alas, they don't support 85% of the browser market, or a commercially supported web-browser for their site, so it's not for me!

If they ever decide to support a commercially viable browser, I'll stop back by.

lnxfergy
02-16-2009, 12:49 PM
Tybs, are these those same guys from Japan who created the HAL walking suit? I think they went by the name Cyberdine then?

YouTube - HAL(Hybrid Assistive Limb) from Cyberdine

-Fergs

lnxfergy
02-16-2009, 12:50 PM
Looks cool from what you posted. Alas, they don't support 85% of the browser market, or a commercially supported web-browser for their site, so it's not for me!

If they ever decide to support a commercially viable browser, I'll stop back by.

I think they are just making such huge waves with their press release that their servers are down...

I got a sneak peak the other day, and let me just say, whoa, these guys are doing some awesome stuff.

-Fergs

Adrenalynn
02-16-2009, 12:53 PM
They're tossing up a "doesn't work with IE, get a more modern browser" message. I'm running IE 8 RC1 (the most modern browser today) and IE 7...

DresnerRobotics
02-16-2009, 01:14 PM
It appears our friends at Skynet Research are caving under a massive amount of traffic on their site. Today was their first major public launch, it should subside in a bit.

Lynn- It loaded in IE7 for me without issue...

Sopzman
02-16-2009, 01:17 PM
The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy both lead to Warner Bros. I signed up for the newsletter anyway, because it's clever advertising and has piqued my curiosity.

Adrenalynn
02-16-2009, 01:17 PM
I'll try again late tonight and see if it's just a server burp.

Amp
02-16-2009, 01:22 PM
I think its a hoax to generate interest in the new Terminator movie "Terminator Salvation" coming out on the 5 of June. What gives it away is the links at the bottom "Terms and Considitions" & "privacy policy" which both goto the warner brothers website, lol.

Sorry guys dosent look like wifi nural net supercomputers in a match box just yet. But when they do we know where the first resistance strike will be !!!

Long live the Terminator series.

Amp

Amp
02-16-2009, 01:23 PM
Dam my slow typing , lol nice one Sopzman

ScuD
02-16-2009, 02:39 PM
Yeah, I foud it hard to believe the magically lighting wand- doohickey wouldn't really be something a high-class military supplier would showcase as it's "breakthrough technology" :veryhappy:

HakBot
02-16-2009, 03:30 PM
http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/02/02/skynet-research-viral-marketing-for-terminator-salvation/

lnxfergy
02-16-2009, 04:00 PM
http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/02/02/skynet-research-viral-marketing-for-terminator-salvation/

Fun killer...

-Fergs

No0bert
02-16-2009, 04:09 PM
Its called SkyNet...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_(Terminator)

DresnerRobotics
02-16-2009, 04:26 PM
You guys are no fun :p

sam
02-16-2009, 05:47 PM
Lol:D

Alucard
02-17-2009, 07:22 PM
The person who wrote the rules page on the main website for Mech Warfare has apparently failed his mandate. Look at this. http://www.skynetresearch.com/ This was found through an ad on this site about 10 minutes ago. I can only formulate one plausible question; Is this actually legit? :robotindifferent:

lnxfergy
02-17-2009, 07:26 PM
Have you never heard of the Terminator series, or the upcoming movie?

How about viral marketing campaigns?

And jeez, is the language neccessary?

-Fergs

Adrenalynn
02-17-2009, 07:29 PM
Thread edited, response edited for title only.

This is a family forum - the language is not acceptable.

Moved to off-topic.

lnxfergy
02-17-2009, 07:32 PM
Thread edited, response edited for title only.

This is a family forum - the language is not acceptable.

Best. Edit. Ever.

-Fergs

Adrenalynn
02-17-2009, 07:35 PM
:D Thanks, Fergs! Glad you understand/appreciate. I wouldn't normally step on your posts, just had to clean the quoted title up.

Alucard
02-17-2009, 08:06 PM
:D Thanks, Fergs! Glad you understand/appreciate. I wouldn't normally step on your posts, just had to clean the quoted title up.
Sorry, it's just that I wasn't expecting this to show up. And yes, I can understand viral campaigns, but I could not find ANYTHING that would hint that this was fake. I'm just mainly posting it as a WTF item.

DresnerRobotics
02-17-2009, 08:07 PM
but I could not find ANYTHING that would hint that this was fake.

Umm...

lnxfergy
02-17-2009, 08:08 PM
Anything that it's fake? Its called skynet, and it's totally over the top, if it weren't fake it would be vaporware.

Further, see yesterdays thread http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=2931

-Fergs

sthmck
02-17-2009, 08:54 PM
The person who wrote the rules page on the main website for Mech Warfare has apparently failed his mandate. :robotindifferent:

WTH does this statement about tybs site have to do with the Skynet thing anyway?

DresnerRobotics
02-17-2009, 08:56 PM
I think its in reference to the "I wont have Skynet go live on my watch" comment I made about autonomous armed mechs...

sthmck
02-17-2009, 09:01 PM
Oh I guess I am just a little slow.

srobot
02-17-2009, 10:36 PM
Cool site.

Although what I'm wondering is if Alex is going to be in the movie? :veryhappy:

elios
02-17-2009, 10:50 PM
lolz.

Adrenalynn
02-18-2009, 12:24 AM
I'm not.

[sniff sniff] I've been replaced by a newer model.

Ironman
02-18-2009, 02:54 PM
beautiful snow angels and warm puppy tummies
hahaha.

ROBOTMAN
02-24-2009, 08:13 PM
That skynet sight totally got me! I thought it was real! Seriously. I am still confused weather it is real or not. It looked legit to me. But I didn't read any of the licenses.

lildreamer
02-26-2009, 01:49 PM
That skynet sight totally got me! I thought it was real! Seriously. I am still confused weather it is real or not. It looked legit to me. But I didn't read any of the licenses.


actually signed up and got a reply E-mail from the site....they are going to send me more news letters later on..
they even asked things like my hieght and weight, color of hair ect....
the phone number associated to the site if you do a reverse lookup points to a location in Newyork City...I blieve from across city hall....(need to look that up again)
I was tempted to call but was afraid might get an annoyed bystander...
also alot of the images of sponsored robotics design from the public seem legit but the products video don't seem legit thefore very very clever viral marketing....:cool:

ROBOTMAN
02-26-2009, 05:59 PM
It was smart of them to make a site like that!:) They really made it seem real!