Some of you might have heard about Dominoes Robotic Unit (DRU) which was announced publicly a few weeks ago.
And while we can all applaud that humans are now one step closer to never leaving their couches.
However, until that day robots are in grave danger. Just last year the poor defenseless Canadian HitchBot (http://www.hitchbot.me/) was destroyed near Philadelphia. This makes the design of DRU highly concerning. It lacks an apparent righting system. We all know that robot immobilization can negatively affect the fate of whole planets in addition to the operation in which the robot is currently engaged.
DRU’s defensive design is also questionable. There has been some mention of DRU recording the images of assailants. It’s not confirmed if even this minimal level of protection will be implemented. However I feel compelled to point out that this system will be insufficient in light of HitchBot’s dismembered while carrying no cargo. DRU primary function will be transportation of goods which will dramatically increase the likelihood of ‘freak angle grinder accidents.’ so DRU clearly needs and active defense system.
I recently viewed the Rogue One trailer and while it appears to be the best Star Wars movie since 422733600 (that’s May 1983 for those of you who aren’t on Unix time) there are 10 glaring issues with it.
0) Where is Wedge Antilles?
He’s either in or leading Rouge squadron since let’s say Always! Since Mon Mothma was apparently cloned for this movie you’d think they could clone Wedge, and no Wedge isn’t loosing his pasty complexion and acquiring rhythm since Riz Ahmed is playing someone called Bodhi Rook.
1) More importantly the editor is clearly anti droid. Droids are in less than 10 s of a 117 s trailer, And the shots are all terrible just look at this.
I realize Star Wars isn’t exactly the droid friendliest place in the universe, but this is ridiculous.