May 06, 2004
Autonomous Sub goes AWOL

bluefin auv

From the AP story “ U.S. navy loses high-tech mini-sub off Norway” [via Mike Hannemann]:

The U.S. navy has been searching for nearly a week for a high-technology miniature unmanned submarine that vanished during a military exercise off Norway, the Norwegian military said Wednesday.


The mini-sub, or Battlespace Preparation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, is programmed before being launched to search for mines and, if necessary, destroy them.

Danger UXB” gets a whole lot more interesting when the bomb you disturb turns out to be robotic.

Posted by jjwiseman at May 06, 2004 04:01 PM

Teach it phenomenology.

Posted by: Paul Dietz on May 8, 2004 03:30 PM

Pinback: All right, bomb. Prepare to receive new orders.
Bomb#20: You are false data.
Pinback: Hmmm?
Bomb #20: Therefore I shall ignore you.
Pinback: Hello... bomb?
Bomb #20: False data can act only as a distraction. Therefore, I shall refuse to perceive.
Pinback: Hey, bomb?
Bomb #20: The only thing that exists is myself.
Pinback: Snap out of it, bomb.

Posted by: Hamilton Lovecraft on May 13, 2004 04:46 PM
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