Reality Check - Remote Controlled COD Dogs?
Seb steps up to the science podium to investigate whether dogs really can make remote-controlled killing machines, as seen in Call of Duty: Ghosts.
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Although I prefer Cam on this show who sounds more scientific, Seb did a good job.
Seeing the amount of research you guys put into this, It's nice to have something insightful on this part of internet.
Great Episode dude, both presenters are kind of cool, I love this show, very insightful, sort of going to an international conference....:)
guys this stuff is very painfull to animals ive heard ex workers of these rat brain things theyre not really pleasrable as they say its painful to animals thats why they wont do them on bigger animals cuze the reaction of bigger animals are very noticable than a rat
Riley isn't remotely-controlled.
He's a dog trained to the point where it's a guinness world record. The thing on his back "tells" him what Logan wants him to do. Next time listen to the dialogue, moron.
I'd also like to note that this is obviously possible. We can already influence the movement of humans.
Next Reality Check should be about fish and if they really do move out of the way when you swim near them. This can be some mind blowing stuff.
This is another illustration of the implementation of technology in negative ways. Human beings are by nature social animals. We thrive best when engaged in meaningful connections. Dogs are very much the same.Unfortunately, modern technological development tends to focus on either efficient methods of greater disconnection, or simply superficial interaction (rather than meaningful connection).While treats do help train dogs, their motivation lies in the loyalty and connection to their handler.This is another technological striving which sees such social bonds as a hindrances to be overcome, instead of fundamental traits to be valued and enhanced.
PFFF. Why doesn't gs ask the real questions burning in peoples' minds like is it possible to controlled zombie dogs?
Microsoft is really desperate, 9 out of 10 times there is this annoying XBOX ONE giveaway commercial, wow that is a proof of epic failure....
the thing is, to train an animal like that you need to establish an relationship to the animal, you have to gain its trust ... and then you turn on that trust and it goes boom ... doing it electronicily like there is only the most direct way to circumwent this trust ... the cheapest resource on this planet is life ... it never stops to recreate itself ...
I wouldn't want a remote controlled pet, let alone to use as a "killing machine". People who come up with that sort of stuff are sickos.
What i'm worried is when they use this tech on humans. May seem unlikely, but judging by past histories...anything's possible.
MKUltra all over again ppl...
This sort of thing in a game like CoD is one matter, but does anyone else find the whole concept of remote control animals rather dodgy from an ethical standpoint? How can it be OK to stick electrodes into a rat's brain to control its movements? It must be terrifying for the rat, and surely if this sort of experiment was being conducted on humans there would be uproar? Personally I think that sometimes science would be better off to just leave well alone.
Same equipment, a bullet proof vest, a camera, earpiece to receive orders, a vibrating thing on the neck to receive silence orders, googles, thermal vision; you name it; aparently all of that incredible stuff are pretty much real
Here, this is the program where i first saw something about the war dogs and CAIRO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hVD7gjfnA3E#t=1921
These dogs ARE REAL, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TNMI8fDQGkk#t=80
No dog can resist 12 stringed sausages. That machine would explode.
Oh and the rat part, what if you would start mashing that pleasure sensor button. That rat would explode.
The Russians did a simpler version of this during the cold war. It was to train them to send land mines to enemy tanks. Good thing they trained them with their own Russian counterpart vehicles.
Can't wait for this stuff to come to the consumer market. This time next year when I take my dog out for a hike, I'll really be lounging in front of my TV with a ps3 controller directing its every move.
We're mere steps away from:
Obama: "Joe, we found the head of a terrorist group in the mountains of Pakistan and its too crowded for drones and too dangerous for the SEALS. If you can't do it tell me now!"
Joe: "I don't know sir but I'll do it for my country! I'll get my stuff and suit up right away! When do I leave?"
Obama: "Not you Joe! Your dog goddamn it! He's our only hope. There's an F-22 waiting for him at the airport. It's been modified for dogs. I hope you've spent some time in the simulator."
Where is this episode with BigDog in? the previous episode is about AC4 memories, unless its a different show.
The way that robot at the end of the video moved is prime nightmare material. Cheers Seb. :-L
I reckon the biggest obstacle in getting such highly developed, remote controlled creatures will be animal rights movements.
Friggin' hippies. :-Z I want my mind-controlled killing canary.
Maybe Seb mentions this in the video (I'm about to watch!) but I read an article about some scientific studies that are underway involving manipulating the minds of rats to assist in search and rescue efforts in cases where buildings collapse.
They hook a probe up to the rats brain and send it electro-pulses to tell it which way to move while it's searching rubble. They can practically remote control all the movement of the rat and watch it on a video feed. Very interesting stuff, but so far it has only been successful under controlled circumstances, no rat search and rescues efforts in the field just yet.
hehe probably should have watched the vid first!
That is some seriously technology right there, impressive. So those commercials where the dog gets your beer are coming true !
No, Seb. We don't want to develop a pleasure button for humans. That's like the quickest way to creating a degenerate. Even as a substitution to pain medications, I find any sort of cybernetic brain implants designed to control the inputs and outputs of a human being to be extremely troubling.
Oh such a perfect day...I'm glad I spend it with you
Oh such a perfect day...you just keep me hanging on
You just keep me haaangin on...
Man I miss my adblocker.
fact: digs are trained to treat weapons as toys, they even wave their tail when they find them. dogs that find drugs are actually adicted to them, and they NEED to find them, that's why they are so good at finding them. but if you want a killing machine, why not traing a lion or a tiger? why not a jaguar? id love to see the results in you tube, specially when the trainers try to make them understand "human".
politically incorrect comment of today: seriously, training dogs to kill it's like training kids, so why it's ok with dogs and not with third world kids?. i feel more sorry bout the dogs. because kids have a choice when they become adults, where as dogs. nope, they don't have a choice but to obey the genes that say "be loyal to your owner even if your life is at stake" and that's so lame to do with the only animal that accepts the human as "superior". or alpha dog if you want it. alpha my ass.
so, alien invaders: i support your extermination on the humans, just please start your killing with this guys. all hail cockroache heirs to the earth!!
Obviously not. Despite best efforts we can't even get you to pull your head out of your arse. Who knew it could be so hard?
Hahahaha.....love your comment, it made my day, almost spilled me bloody coffee :P
@troller83 So we meet again, sir Trollinski
@nate1222 it's a game,plus things like these happen in real life,kinda.
it's like complaining about killing people in videogames
@AntiVenom101 I can't wait for the ANIMAL protectors (whatever their name is PETA...GETA , FUTA? ) to show up and protest against endangering animals.....
well in the first place there should be no need for god damn WAR DOGS!!! and there should be no NEED for god damn soldiers either...
@zombiecat99 lol,we eat animals.don't compare animals to humans.Sure we should care about them and shouldn't hurt them without no reason but a human's life is more important than an animal.
And if that animal helps treat diseases,then there's no choice!!
@turretx7 Seb Ford. He works at Gamespot.
Obama: "Joe, Pakistan needs our help, wire transfer over 450 million dollars ASAP!"
Joe: "But sir.... we just shut down the gov't, schools, and cut power to 95% of the country due to lack of funding!"
Obama: "GOD DAMNIT JOE, I NEED PAKISTAN TO LIKE ME! JUST WRITE A NEW LAW DEMANDING 100$ IF YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN YOUR TEETH CLEANED IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS! GO GO GO!"
@ZombieGuyGeorge Narcotic detection dogs are not addicted to drugs; they see the searching for drugs, just as with searching for people and explosives, as a game with a treat as a reward.
Also saying that a soldier has a choice is an extremely naïve point of view. Most soldiers fight to protect their family from the enemy or the possible threat they might pose. Do not forget that most wars are not fought by highly trained and government payed GI's, but by your average men and woman who have no choice; either it is fight, or flight, and that means an end to the lives of many friends and families, so they rather choose to fight for their freedom and/or safety.
@ciofy1 @zombiecat99 If you look closely at the history, you will realize that humans 1) Created countless wars killing billions. 2) Destroyed our environment. 3) Wiped out tons of species from this earth through industrialization and hunting. 4) Modified genetic aspects of our food, plants, insects, and yet all of that ultimately affects our genes as well. 5) Created nuclear weapons which endanger billions of humans themselves, as well as little of animal and plant diversity there is. And if you look even closer, you'll realize that this earth can survive and flourish in unlimited ways if humans never existed(and the same diseases would never be present, yes the same diseases of which 99 percent were created in biological experiments through history). However the opposite is true. Before you say that animals are not important, think of their extinction over time and how it affects our environment. You really are a fucking dumbass sir.
@Jimzeel @ZombieGuyGeorge They have to put the dogs down after an unset period of time because they start to act up, bite their master and what not like a desperate something-something
Im pretty sure thats indicative of something-something
No they don't you nutbag. I was a cop and we never had to put down a single dog. Stop with the fake stories.
@Cxera something-something, i said. at least in my country they are into somthing-something.
say, the soldiers in the game are average joes or high trained gi's? can't really say, someone please explain it to me :(
and, so desert storm and the gulf war, is it fighting for what, our families? so they can have more oil? because u.s. uses around five houndred thousand times the oil used in mexico, cuba, colombia and most central and south america, just because. oh and electric cars are available since 1950, so that's not a reason. and 9/11 was an inside job. im more concerned about the enemy within than the poor people in bagdad.