Unbelievable. Here i am warning about the dangers of giving robots to much knowledge and intelligence that they become too intelligent and turn on humans and two days later the EU announce that they are experimenting with a library for robots so they can download source code to perform tasks from each other.
Scientists at Eindhoven University have mocked up a room and have four robots connected to a cloud-type website where the four robots can upload their source code which becomes available to the other three robots.
For example, one robot's program allows it serve drinks while another fluffs the cushions so that means all four can now serve drinks and fluff pillows.
"At its core it is a world wide web for robots: a giant network and database repository where robots can share information and learn from each other," said Rene van de Molengraft, the project leader which sounds great in practise but have they thought this through or has the thought of a future with nicely fluffed pillows clouded their judgement?
Robots that can learn from each other combined with Artificial Intelligence that evolves and can write its own source code and more dependant humans is 'I Robot' just waiting to happen.
Don't they read this blog in the Netherlands??