Saturday, April 02, 2022

Robots in Pompeii

The city of Pompeii must deal with looters, people who steal and trade in historical relics. To guard the site, authorities are using Boston Dynamics' Spot robots. Read more about the project at Gizmodo. But what if Mt. Vesuvius were to erupt again? The city is mostly restored to its condition from 2,000 years ago. Imagine if it were buried under lava, ash, and rubble again, only to be excavated again in another 2,000 years. These scientists of the future would find Roman roads, ancient homes and businesses, and robots. (via Nag on the Lake)

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