Daniel Ross (nentuaby) says: Now theoretically, depending on the precision of their voice modulators, 15,000 robots singing in unison may simply sound like one robot singing very, very, loudly. Robots are, after all, very good at doing things in unison.
David Harmon (mental_mouse) says: Daniel Ross: I'm not sure if 15K would be enough, but if a crowd is big enough, you start getting speed-of-sound delays from one side to the other.
Miikka Ryökäs (kizor) says:
15K of most people would be more than enough, but robots can be stacked far more effectively than usual.
A traditional choir arrangement may prove tricky, but if the only concern is minimizing the effects caused by the speed of sound, there's an optimal configuration: arranging all the Madblood robots in a circle with the target in the middle. Fudging the math to give us the same robot density as before, we get a radius of sqrt(1875/pi) = ~24.43 m. It'd take .071 seconds for the outermost robots' voices to carry to the center. My choir got away with some members singing along when they didn't know the words, so .071 seconds seems plausibly small, and there's enough wiggle room to clear a space for the victim.
In summary, the delays caused by the speed of sound are surmountable, at least if the robots' formation is designed for singing and not invading. Naturally, the solution is likely to give rise to a host of other problems and can be ruined entirely if Lupin Madblood insists on coreography or ginormous laser cannons.
Results can be further enhanced by exotic means, e.g. stacking every other Madblood robot upside down, having them form multiple levels, having them form a sphere, or plunging Washington D.C. to the bottom of a miles-deep shaft where the local air pressure is greater. The problem might be bypassed entirely if the robots adjusted their timing and volume to compensate for the delay.
Mark Temple (mithril) says:
i figure 15K madblood replicants would intentionally tailor their acoustics to sound like the borg collective in TNG.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ieR9AwnHyo
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