Sunday, April 5, 2009

Robots Replace Humans As The Great Explorers

From Live Science:

In Robot Madness, LiveScience examines humanoid robots and cybernetic enhancement of humans, as well as the exciting and sometimes frightening convergence of it all. Return for a new episode each Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April 6.

Human curiosity and competition launched the first men into space and to the moon, but robots have gone just about everywhere else in the solar system.

There are good reasons for this — for starters, robots remain far better adapted to exploring the harsh environments of space and other planets. So now some experts suggest that human space explorers may eventually merge with machines to become a tougher breed.

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