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Cassidy Mozak



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Registration date : 2012-02-03

PostSubject: Print Your Own Robot   Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:23 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17614392

The article presents an idea that, to me, seems outrageous at this point in time. However scientists believe that what they are proposing will be possible by the end of the next decade. The idea brought up in the article is that people will be able to design their own robots using computer programs and then will be able to print them, just like printing a document. This technology would immensely impact all kinds of individuals. Technological devices would be able to be made quite quickly (within 24 hours) and would be available whenever they are needed. This would be beneficial in hospitals where supplies often involve some type of robotics and must be available when they are needed in order to provide patients with the best care possible. As well, schools could use this technology to make educational devices that may introduce more hands on learning in the classroom and really make students take an interest in what they are studying. The possibilities would truly be endless if this type of technology is brought to reality in the near future.
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Belinda Ongaro



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Registration date : 2012-02-02

PostSubject: Re: Print Your Own Robot   Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:09 pm

This is a bit far-fetched, but fascinating all the same. As Cassidy stated, the possibilities will be endless, but it is unlikely that ALL of its potential uses will have a positive impact. When a technology is as accessible as this is intended to be, the possibility of it falling into the wrong hands should be a concern. As ludicrous as it is, I can't help but imagine robot armies taking over the world like something out of sci.fi. film. Although that particular idea is a tad extreme, I still feel a bit wary about the whole concept. If this technology is to be developed, I believe that reasonable controls will need to be enforced to ensure that the positive potential is harnessed and the negative consequences avoided.
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Josh Ongaro



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Registration date : 2012-04-26

PostSubject: Robot Printer?   Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:21 pm

As belinda and cassidy said, this idea seems to be almost not possible at this point in time. Although technology has improved a large amount in the past 10 years, going from regular cell phones to iphones that are touch screen and can do things that people didnít even think of 20 years ago. With that in mind I wouldnít be surprised if this type of technology was created in somewhere around 50 years. The only thing is I donít feel that they would have a consistent product that didnít have a number amount of problems. So i donít think it will be in peopleís homes and being created in 24 hours without any major problems. afro
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