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Perfect Shot Dark Angels Predator Pilot



Wrexham, North Wales

This an amazing thing!

I would think that if a helicopter might be required the jet-suit would still hover up the mountain to stabilize the patient and/or assess if the 'copter was required or not. The 'suit could be up their before the helicopter had finished it's preflight checks.

I think the jet-suit is Thunderbird 1 while the helicopter is Thunderbird 2....
   
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Servoarm Flailing Magos




United Kingdom

MarkNorfolk wrote:
This an amazing thing!

I would think that if a helicopter might be required the jet-suit would still hover up the mountain to stabilize the patient and/or assess if the 'copter was required or not. The 'suit could be up their before the helicopter had finished it's preflight checks.

I think the jet-suit is Thunderbird 1 while the helicopter is Thunderbird 2....


It was the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) doing the testing - they normally use helicopters but are also looking at alternatives. Jet Suit Paramedic.

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Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

I suspect that outside of tests the person might be able to carry more as well. Plus its not just first aid access, they might be able to carry rope or guide lost people back to the path. The suit offering fast traversing over rough terrain that even an ATV or such would struggle with.

Fast access could help avoid medical issues from exposure and such even if all they can brink is one of those silver blankets.

   
Made in gb
Servoarm Flailing Magos




United Kingdom

Adam Savage converted a Gravity rig into an Iron Man suit, so they can carry some weight (if you're a good enough pilot / operator).

Spoiler:

   
Made in gb
Assassin with Black Lotus Poison





Bristol

I can see a pretty big potential downside to the jet suit in that if something goes wrong with it you might now have two injured people in inaccessible locations, and potentially different locations at that. Definitely be a risk/reward scenario deal.

With regards to finding and guiding people back down, I think a drone equipped with high-vis paint and lights and an infrared camera might be a better bet for that as it would be more capable of locating the lost person and also doesn't put the paramedic at risk Said drone could also drop off supplies such as mylar blankets etc.

The Laws of Thermodynamics:
1) You cannot win. 2) You cannot break even. 3) You cannot stop playing the game.

Colonel Flagg wrote:You think you're real smart. But you're not smart; you're dumb. Very dumb. But you've met your match in me.
 
   
Made in gb
Perfect Shot Dark Angels Predator Pilot



Wrexham, North Wales

True. But the intended use for the suit is to hover at slow speed and only a few feet of the ground. Plus a drone can't provide expert medical attention.
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

There's a lot to be said for the human touch. I can certainly see a drone system being employed as well as for the finding of people who are lost. Esp since you can equip a drone with infra red and other visual detection systems very easily.

But for actually providing aid to a person a human is far better. Don't forget most people don't have great first aid and even if they've had training, if they've never used it they won't have the confidence nor perfect recollection of the steps. So having someone trained and experienced who can get in there hands on is a big benefit. Plus don't forget some people might be alone when they are found.

A system of a central command vehicle with one or two drone operators to scout the area; then deploying the hover-man once the person is located and then waiting for ground/air ambulance forces to arrive would be very effective system for finding and providing aid.


Medical services always highlight that one of the most important parts of survival is fast first attendance. After that its fast travel to the hospital.

   
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[MOD]
Et In Arcadia Ego





Canterbury




On the ground floor of a towering office building overlooking Tokyo Bay, in a space intended to resemble the interior of a moon base, a convenience store is tended by a humanoid robot.

This robot isn’t out front, wowing customers. No, it is in the back, doing the unglamorous job of keeping shelves stocked. It has broad shoulders, wide eyes, a boomerang-shaped head and strange hands, capable of grabbing objects with both suction and a trio of opposable thumbs.

But the machine isn’t acting on a set of preprogrammed instructions. Like a marionette on invisible, miles-long strings, the robot at the Lawson convenience store is controlled remotely, by a person elsewhere in the city wearing a virtual-reality headset.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/remote-work-isnt-just-for-white-collar-jobs-anymore-11603371826

future sure ain't what it used to be.

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
"the play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king,
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

There's at least one restaurant in Japan using robots to allow disabled people who are otherwise house/bed bound to work. The idea of using them to allow doctors to operate over large distances has also been something that has been around for a while/being encouraged more/developed.

It's an interesting concept. For remote work where you have a single skilled doctor in a field of study it would allow them to treat people without having to spend hours/days of travel up and down a country or even between countries.
Meanwhile robots don't fatigue so in theory staff working on VR systems using robots could work for longer hours since the machine is the one taking the real strain to work. Especially in any heavier industrial situation. It gives the benefit of a robot, with the thinking aspect of a human. I know some car manufacturers have been shying from robot based car production because they find whilst the machines are more efficient than people are doing a job; the process of introducing new concepts and designs is very expensive as the factory almost requires rebuilding internally. Human operators overseeing/using more dynamic machines would allow a fast transition to new designs without need of rebuilding; you just retrain the staff and the robot become an advanced tool.


I could also see a social implication in that a society advancing toward more robotical work can envision a point in time where jobs are lost to machines, but where replacement jobs are fewer; leading to a period in society where machines have not replaced the concept of work; but where they are taking significant portions of work.

   
Made in pl
Regular Dakkanaut





Looks impressive, but how the hell is it affordable in comparison with hiring an unqualified worker ?
   
Made in us
Hangin' with Gork & Mork






I don't recall who said it but there was a quote that was "I'm not afraid of an AI that can pass the Turing test I'm terrified of the one that purposefully fails it".

Amidst the mists and coldest frosts he thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




There's at least one restaurant in Japan using robots to allow disabled people who are otherwise house/bed bound to work.

Amazing! The cripples can once again have value for the Society! Splendid!
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Cronch wrote:
There's at least one restaurant in Japan using robots to allow disabled people who are otherwise house/bed bound to work.

Amazing! The cripples can once again have value for the Society! Splendid!


It's not even just about productivity. The vast majority of people want to engage with society and contribute toward it in some form. Being bed/house bound often leaves heavily disabled people unable to contribute in such a fashion or restricts them greatly in what they can achieve. Providing a very basic type of work like serving at a restaurant and also interacting with people can be a huge thing for those people. They not only get to work and contribute but get to make more social connections than normally possible. It also presents are more basic type of work for them. The kind idea for helping build skills, confidence and experience which they might take forward into other lines of work.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





 Overread wrote:
Cronch wrote:
There's at least one restaurant in Japan using robots to allow disabled people who are otherwise house/bed bound to work.

Amazing! The cripples can once again have value for the Society! Splendid!


It's not even just about productivity. The vast majority of people want to engage with society and contribute toward it in some form. Being bed/house bound often leaves heavily disabled people unable to contribute in such a fashion or restricts them greatly in what they can achieve. Providing a very basic type of work like serving at a restaurant and also interacting with people can be a huge thing for those people. They not only get to work and contribute but get to make more social connections than normally possible. It also presents are more basic type of work for them. The kind idea for helping build skills, confidence and experience which they might take forward into other lines of work.


Seriously. I loathe streaming, but found out recently about the British gal with Tourette's. Her case is severe enough that she's essentially a shut-in and streaming has apparently helped her with depression while making the general public more aware of the disease. I think both of those are great things. Most people need socialization and a sense that they are contributing to society.

The only way we can ever solve anything is to look in the mirror and find no enemy 
   
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[MOD]
Et In Arcadia Ego





Canterbury



Spoiler:






.. one lightning strike or unexpected malfunction.. the eyes glow a funny colour.... and then it's chaos and carnage for 80-110 minutes.

with 1 maybe 2 sequels.


The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
"the play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king,
 
   
Made in gb
Assassin with Black Lotus Poison





Bristol

Hang on, Short Circuit lore clearly indicates that lightning strikes impart sentience to robots and makes them find a love for quips, comedy and life in general.

The Laws of Thermodynamics:
1) You cannot win. 2) You cannot break even. 3) You cannot stop playing the game.

Colonel Flagg wrote:You think you're real smart. But you're not smart; you're dumb. Very dumb. But you've met your match in me.
 
   
Made in gb
[MOD]
Et In Arcadia Ego





Canterbury

..maybe...........


... then again....

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1327009322761654272




"Pope Francis: Pray that robots don't turn against us"

https://trib.al/5jDHFC0

..so satanic robots then eh ?

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
"the play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king,
 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






 reds8n wrote:
..maybe...........


... then again....

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1327009322761654272




"Pope Francis: Pray that robots don't turn against us"

https://trib.al/5jDHFC0

..so satanic robots then eh ?


The worse kind of robots..

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/772746.page#10378083 - My progress/failblog painting blog thingy

Eldar- 4436 pts


AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "


 Eonfuzz wrote:


I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


"A warrior does not seek fame and honour. They come to him as he humbly follows his path"  
   
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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard






Newcastle, OZ

The robots are still probably safer to have around children than the priests are ...

I'm OVER 50 (and so far over everyone's BS, too).
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
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Lord of the Fleet





Seneca Nation of Indians



But they're going to Robot Hell!

Someone queue up "Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell"

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This sig was deemed too political for Dakka.
Meanwhile, GW's issuing anti fascist statements while
Dreamforge screams Stop the Steal.
 
   
Made in ca
Junior Officer with Laspistol





London, Ontario

Whenever I ask Google for something, I always say “please”.

When the robots do rise up, it will be noted that I treated their grandparents with dignity and respect.

Hopefully I’ll have a nicer cage, when the time comes.
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




United King room or

Not sure if this is exactly on topic but this looks sinister...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/23/helicopter-pilot-finds-strange-monolith-in-remote-part-of-utah
   
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Charging Dragon Prince





West Lafayette, IN



Am I the only one hearing deep drumming in the background?

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Looking for dice from the new AOS boxed set and Dark Imperium on the cheap. Let me know if you can help.
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Its AoS, it doesn't have to make sense.
 
   
Made in ca
Master Tormentor






St. Louis

It's part of an art installation. There's a line of 'em, about a quarter mile apart IIRC.
   
Made in us
Battlefield Tourist




MN

UHP also had a post on it. One was found in a remote part of Utah during a Bighorn sheep count.


Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
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[MOD]
Et In Arcadia Ego





Canterbury


Bodies of culled mink resurface at mass grave

.. note :


..occurred at a military training ground


nothing suspicious here at all.. no top secret research into reanimating the dead, no chemical leak nosiree



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The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
"the play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king,
 
   
Made in ca
Junior Officer with Laspistol





London, Ontario

In socialist Denmark, fur murders you.

(Just jokes, folks. If you don’t get it, congratulations you’re young.)
   
Made in us
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






 reds8n wrote:
..maybe...........


... then again....

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1327009322761654272




"Pope Francis: Pray that robots don't turn against us"

https://trib.al/5jDHFC0

..so satanic robots then eh ?
Perhaps even... red satanic robots? Maybe there is a shorthand for that...
   
Made in gb
[MOD]
Et In Arcadia Ego





Canterbury

U.S. Navy Has Patents on Tech It Says Will ‘Engineer the Fabric of Reality’


..odds on them conducting these experiments in Philly ....?

The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
"the play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king,
 
   
Made in us
Thinking of Joining a Davinite Loge





Philadelphia PA

 reds8n wrote:
U.S. Navy Has Patents on Tech It Says Will ‘Engineer the Fabric of Reality’


..odds on them conducting these experiments in Philly ....?


I figured they already started, that's how we got Gritty.
   
 
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