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The application of electronic, computerised control systems to mechanical devices designed to perform human functions. Formerly restricted to industry, but nowadays applied to artificial organs controlled by bionic (bioelectronic) devices, like automated insulin pumps and other prostheses.

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Re: Question about Dawkins' The Selfish Gene

... book in how the genes are the central figure in natural selection (i did after all read the book). What I was saying is that in this analogy to robotics, it'd be better to consider the genes as the code and natural selection as the blind programmer. In a different book, Dawkins uses an analogy ...

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by SelfishGene
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Question about Dawkins' The Selfish Gene
Replies: 5
Views: 5880

Religion Vs. Science

... some areas of medicine and biology where these superstitions hinder scinetific progress even today. I wouldn't be suprised, though, if we can add robotics to this list somewhere in the near future as well. This being said, it is worth noting that the more religious a country is, the more backwards ...

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by biohazard
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religion Vs. Science
Replies: 15
Views: 11512

Re: Why The Religious Minded Rule Science With Science

... both your horizontal and vertical. And since what you are seeing is reality there is absolutely no way out. Like it or not since at least the 70's robotics has been applied to biological systems. Now that biology is at the molecular level it's becoming even more valuable. There is now "systems ...

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by GaryGaulin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why The Religious Minded Rule Science With Science
Replies: 20
Views: 56111

Do you think that robots could one day be living organisms?

... and get energy from the environment and food sources rather than relying on purely electrical human-produced power? I have a cousin studying robotics at the South China Institute of Technology and he says robots could be considered "living" so it got me thinking.

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by 1967100
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you think that robots could one day be living organisms?
Replies: 3
Views: 4513

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... examples. They are speaking as if the genome has a will and intelligence--it can't guess! It is scientific terminology found in decades old AI, robotics and behavioral sciences. There is a tutorial in the Intelligence Generator/Detector that may already be in a science classroom near you. According ...

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by GaryGaulin
Sun May 24, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 594335
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