Why Our Current Missions to Space Could Create Sentient Robots

Space is the domain of robots. NASA is about to land the semi-autonomous robot Curiosity on Mars within the next few days, where it joins its two less-sophisticated robot brethren, Spirit and Opportunity. There's a good reason why these rovers are the first Earthlings first to set foot — or rather, tire treads — on… » 8/02/12 3:40pm 8/02/12 3:40pm