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« on: May 10, 2011, 06:35:01 am »
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 06:54:41 am »
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 12:55:31 pm »
Via Wired.com.

Not exactly a robot.....

but you can see the potential.

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 01:14:00 pm »
From The Escapist, the worlds strongest mobile robot KUKA Titan (German naturally!  ;D ):


Launch event


Mobility demo

Note: The small robot is it's little brother, youBot.

Of course, the definition of mobile robot in this case excludes such things as robotic cranes, excavators, etc.
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 10:07:40 am »
A, perhaps somewhat optimistic, product promotion video from the makers of the AMSTAF UGV system:



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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 01:37:40 pm »
An interesting concept that may be useful for small, lightweight robots: 'Flying carpet' of conductive plastic takes flight (short video clip at the link)


The sheet is lifted by the air packets, and propelled forwards [IMAGE CREDIT: BBC NEWS]


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A miniature magic carpet made of plastic has taken flight in a laboratory at Princeton University.

The 10cm (4in) sheet of smart transparency is driven by "ripple power"; waves of electrical current driving thin pockets of air from front to rear underneath.

The prototype, described in Applied Physics Letters, moves at speeds of about a centimetre per second.

Improvements to the design could raise that to as much as a metre per second.

The device's creator, graduate student Noah Jafferis, says he was inspired by a mathematical paper he read shortly after starting his PhD studies at Princeton.

He abandoned what would have been a fashionable project printing electronic circuits with nano-inks for one that seemed to have more in common with 1001 Nights than 21st-Century engineering.

Prof James Sturm, who leads Mr Jafferis' research group, conceded that at times the project seemed foolhardy.

"What was difficult was controlling the precise behaviour of the sheet as it deformed at high frequencies," he told the BBC.

"Without the ability to predict the exact way it would flex, we couldn't feed in the right electrical currents to get the propulsion to work properly."

What followed was a two year digression attaching sensors to every part of the material so as to fine-tune its performance through a series of complex feedbacks.

But once that was mastered, the waveform of the undulating matched that prescribed by the theory, and the wafting motions gave life to the tiny carpet.

In the paper describing the design, Mr Jafferis and his co-authors are careful to keep the word "flying" in inverted commas, because the resulting machine has more in common with a hovercraft than an aeroplane.

"It has to keep close to the ground," Mr Jafferis explained to the BBC's Science in Action, "because the air is then trapped between the sheet and the ground. As the waves move along the sheet it basically pumps the air out the back." That is the source of the thrust.

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 02:18:10 pm »
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2011, 11:03:49 am »
A hover test of the MLB company's e-VBat:




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Youtube desciption: Electric powered V-Bat VTOL Tailsitter UAV hover test. Duration (wing borne flight ) =1hr, Hover duration = 15 minutes. This is a prototype version, the production version will be fully autonomous in operation.
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2011, 06:35:44 pm »
I want this dog! ;D

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2012, 03:04:26 am »
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 02:15:12 pm »
Strictly speaking it's a fly (diptera) as it only has two wings.....
note also that the wings use the shape from nature, nano-aerodynamics haven't caught up, yet.....


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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2012, 01:05:05 pm »

[IMAGE CREDIT: Khang Le]


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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2012, 07:45:18 am »

Insect printable robot. Photo: Jason Dorfman, CSAIL/MIT
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2012, 02:20:02 pm »
Another 'not quite a robot' entry.



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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2012, 01:43:16 am »
What is this thing supposed to do? Move across traffic jams by overriding the cars? Pick the cars that are parked in the wrong spaces as a crane would and carry them away?

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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2012, 05:31:00 am »
Flee before the power of Robobull!



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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2012, 06:09:08 am »
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2012, 02:33:22 am »
Testing out the Terminator prototype...?



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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2012, 06:40:58 am »
Wanna go for a ride?


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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2012, 07:29:59 am »
An interesting set of 1980's prototypes, check out the somersault(sic) at 01:01...



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« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2012, 10:24:34 am »
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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2012, 12:10:16 pm »
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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2012, 03:22:07 am »
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« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2012, 02:52:44 am »
Via the BBC and Slashdot, the Meshworm.

Gizmag has a bit on it as well.

Due to a glitch, I can't post the Slashdot link, sorry.
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« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2012, 02:57:26 am »
In other news from Gizmag:

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« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2012, 01:34:02 pm »
Also via Gizmag:

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2012, 04:17:09 am »
Another 'it's not exactly a robot but...' entry. A company video on the DTV Shredder, originally shot for the IDGA Ground Vehicle convention in Detroit. (h/t to pocoloco over at Militaryphotos.net.):
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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2012, 09:31:22 am »
Thanks a lot for the Kuratas videos. That was fun. My son enjoyed a lot the videos.

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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2012, 03:18:50 pm »
I'm glad ye liked them.
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« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2012, 01:59:08 pm »
Via the Think Defence blog:

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« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2012, 12:16:22 pm »



LS3 Legged Squad Support System by Boston Dynamic for US Marines


I call it "That Thing were taliban runs for there lifes, if they see it coming"  ;D
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« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2013, 05:12:06 am »
http://www.gizmag.com/top-ten-robots-2012/25726/


Also via Gizmag, another 'not exactly a robot', Panasonic's Power Loader Light exoskeleton:

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« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2013, 05:48:45 am »
Again via Gizmag, MIT's milli-motein:


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« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2013, 06:51:00 am »
Via DVICE and DigInfo TV, a late 2011 video on the TELESAR V:



Also via DigInfo TV:



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« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2013, 11:32:47 am »
Boston dynamic strike back





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http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/03/drone-claw/

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In a recent video, the university’s GRASP team — for General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception — show an AscTec Hummingbird quadrotor drone diving onto a cylinder and snatching it with a gripper claw before flying away. Taking a cue from how eagles work, the researchers believe that diving drones can make for drones that weigh less and use less power, using acceleration velocity gained from diving to quickly regain altitude. It may even be possible to build drones that perch. The drone is certainly lightweight enough: the quadrotor and the gripper-claw combined weigh less than a pound and a half.
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« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2013, 12:32:17 pm »
Something of a classic from 2004. You may have heard the name Neill Blomkamp before.

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« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2013, 02:03:09 am »
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To cut in for a moment, this is via Slashdot:
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« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2013, 10:30:47 pm »
Reading the first linked article, I get the feeling, that today the term "device" or maybe "assistive device"
is often replaced with new terms, that have the word "robot" in it. Maybe it just sounds better, maybe it
somewhat distract from the real problem. The first mentioned "robot" in that article is already in use for
several years. It's simply called a "lifter" in nursing homes, newer examples even have arms, that look like
from a "real robot", not just like a cathead and often they are essential, as they allow even smaller persons
to work as geriatric nurse, a job that in the past often needed the physical conditions of a firefighter.
"Portable robot toilet" ? There already are nappies for older people fitted with a sensor and inflating if
triggered by humidity to prevent decubitus.
"Monitoring robot" ? Just have a look into a nursing home, those people wearing fancies bracelets or
necklaces there, often don't do that just because of stylish reasons !
And yes, all those "robots" are helpful, I think. But they don't solve the problem, of how to care for the
fast rising number of elderly people, that need care every day .
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2013, 03:31:33 am »
the French learn there NAO robot to dance



on same time in South Korea ...
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(h/t Silent Reader over at MilitaryPhotos.net.)
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« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2013, 11:50:16 pm »
a Quadruple Backflip by a robot...


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« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2013, 01:19:26 am »
Can't believe we've left out this:



(New DARPA / Boston Dynamics project - we've seen a prototype 'run the gauntlet' but now we get to see the version that will be running with the other competitors in the Navy's disaster zone competition.)

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« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2013, 11:36:07 am »
can the new version of Rhex also run on two legs ?
his 6 years older version could do this


if i could would launch  a dozens Rhex to Moon, Mars, Mercury, Titan and other moons
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Included for the robots:

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« Reply #77 on: August 08, 2013, 09:09:19 pm »
Well if you put Elysium for the robots and we've the kuratas here I've to put Pacific Rim.
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Atlas is an anthropomorphic robot designed to operate on rough terrain. The video shows Atlas balancing as it walks on rocky terrain and when pushed from the side. The balance and control system places the feet and swings the arms and upper body to stay upright. The controller uses inertial, kinematic and load data from Atlas's sensors. Atlas is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA's M3 program. For more information visit www.BostonDynamics.com


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Boston Dynamics at 18:49:



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Boston Dynamics WildCat.



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Hot News Hot News Hot News


Google buy Boston Dynamics
http://www.zdnet.com/google-buys-boston-dynamics-the-big-dog-of-robotics-companies-7000024307/
The big dog in robotics: Google buy Boston Dynamics

also seems Apple show some interest in robotics, because they hiring engeniers spezialize in Robotics, according several soured in Internet and press 
http://bgr.com/2013/04/03/apple-segway-engineer-john-morrel-412095/
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Although quite clearly a case of animal abuse and hopefully forbidden in most countries, maybe that's a way,
that could lead to effective "weaponised animals". Just think of an ant colony creeping into objects and "working"
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« Reply #88 on: December 22, 2013, 11:37:01 am »
Google "SCHAFT" won the DARPA contest in Miami this week





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Mecha's size comparison from various series

Hatsune Miku was used as the standard height for the comparison.

I once thought no robot could fight against Magneto (X-men). But after what have been seen in this clip, Magneto can go grow mushrooms in a corner ^^

Btw, i do not own this video.
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A trailer from Japans next Live-Action Anime film


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Our friend the Kuratas has a cameo in that film as a small construction labor.



In the same vein, a recent bit of viral marketing for the upcoming live action Ghost in the Shell movie:


http://usvsth3m.com/post/55258934833/this-japanese-exoskeleton-is-clearly-nonsense-so-can
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And speaking of the Kuratas, a couple of more videos:




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« Reply #101 on: March 11, 2014, 12:47:32 am »
not quite a robot, but ultra cool

a german daddy has build for him & his little daughter a Carnival costume
the P-5000 Caterpillar powerloader from ALIENS



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Daddy/little daughter Costume
the P-5000 Caterpillar powerloader from ALIENS
Carnival 2014

light switch in left arm

Original sound by Bluetooth-Boonbox in backpack
(sound re edit because of video cut)

you can do party with it ?…
let's see… 
little daughter is very happy  ;D

can you hitchhike with it ?
nope

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« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2014, 07:51:26 am »
More of a drone than a robot:
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« Reply #104 on: May 17, 2014, 06:24:09 am »
About the claim "the fastest legged robot" I would expect strong opposition from the
designers of other examples of that type: Actually it uses a kind of wheel and a rotating
motion, similar of course, to the way of running of several cartoon characters (e.g. the
Flintstones). Nevertheless, it's not walking or running in the normal sense of the word,
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« Reply #106 on: August 07, 2014, 09:32:13 pm »
Nearer and nearer to Anatolij Dnjeprows novel "Insel der Krebse" (Island of the crabs) from
1975 (There even was a TV movie, but maybe it was broadcasted in Germany only) !
On an island crab like robots are tested, which only have the function, to replicate themselves,
using an adaptive software, which quickly leads to a kind of Darwinistic development amongst
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The project’s omniRob robots are intended mainly for performing tasks in confined spaces, using their manipulator arms

http://www.gizmag.com/valeri-airplane-building-robots/33534/
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« Reply #110 on: August 31, 2014, 12:23:44 pm »
Why does this remind me of Roujin Z.

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The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said it aims to start a project to develop “robot wheelchairs,” which detect the user’s intentions from their brain waves and automatically move in line with the user’s will.

While the graying of Japan’s population continues, the ministry expects that robot wheelchairs will be put to practical use in nursing care facilities, where a labor shortage is predicted.

The ministry aims to utilize the robot wheelchairs at 2020 Tokyo Paralympic venues to introduce them to the rest of the world as an advanced technology.

The ministry included ¥500 million for development costs in its initial budget request for next fiscal year’s government budget.

In cooperation with research institutes, telecommunications companies and machinery manufacturers, the ministry aims to put the technology to practical use possibly in 2017.


The planned robot wheelchairs will have sensors that detect users’ intentions by analyzing their brain waves and nervous system activity, moving automatically.

Some research institutions, such as Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International based in Kyoto Prefecture, have studied technologies needed for the robot wheelchairs. They include a system in which computers recognize users’ intentions if users think about the directions, for example right or left, in which they want to move.

In their experiments, wheelchairs have successfully moved short distances and other machines have been made to perform simple operations with home electronic appliances.

The ministry also plans to establish a telecommunication technology with which multiple wheelchairs will be connected by networks so that their users will be able to share information about obstacles and uneven surfaces.

Under the planned system, wheelchairs will calculate current locations and routes to destinations. The latest information from wheelchairs that have passed through dangerous places will be sent to other wheelchairs to help them choose routes that avoid danger.

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« Reply #115 on: September 24, 2014, 12:15:16 am »
Somewhat OT, as it doesn't actually is about robots, but it shows pretty well, I think, that small bugs,
that remain totally unnoticed for a long time, may have serious effects ! Found it in an article in the
latest issue of the German "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" magazin, but it's described here, too:
http://hexus.net/tech/news/peripherals/58605-serious-number-changing-bug-found-xerox-scans/

For short: Photocopies, here made with copiers from Xerox showed changes in the copies with regards
to the originals. Not just unreadable parts of a copy, but perfectly changed numbers on them ! May have
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« Reply #116 on: October 01, 2014, 05:08:37 am »
Another clip from the The Next Generation -Patlabor- :

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« Reply #117 on: October 01, 2014, 06:41:08 am »
The Next Generation -Patlabor-

That is so hilarious and i even not understand one single word
but the facial expression make me  laugh hard almost fell out chair

Alone the second video
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the Gangster with big MG taking hostage 
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« Reply #118 on: October 19, 2014, 09:40:37 am »
 ;D


Via Raden5 over at MilitaryPhotos.net:
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October 18, 2014. TV channel Russia-24. Series "Russian Weapons". JSC CRI Burevestnik.



Here's a bit of TF2 themed humor:



And finally:

http://www.businessinsider.com/megabots-at-new-york-comic-con-2014-10

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/14/10/18/2254224/robot-smackdowns-wants-to-bring-robot-death-matches-to-an-arena-near-you
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« Reply #130 on: November 13, 2014, 11:05:44 am »
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429952.400-biodrone-simply-melts-away-when-it-crashes.html#.VGT9mk3bKM8
The spooks will love this, assuming something similar isn't already in use, that is.


http://www.technologyreview.com/news/532431/rise-of-the-robot-security-guards/
There are more advanced security robots, but the K5 may find a comfortable niche in the lower cost part of the market.
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« Reply #131 on: November 17, 2014, 08:37:55 am »
A project that has been on-going since the early 2000s, the Hallucigenia project:



http://furo.org/en/works/hallucigenia01.html
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Going back to the Hallucigenia project, from 2006 a demonstration of a working scale model of it's locomotive platform:

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A little bit off topic: a Russian Sci Fi Short Movie


KELOID
Russian Politicians give power to Robot Police Force and lose the control
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.... a grim view of thing to come in Robotics and AI...    .

Remember "Colossus - The Forbin Project" ?
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Looks like everyone is doing robots.  I wonder if they ever try to collaborate especially if they are in the same government level department.
It seems whatever magic Boston Dynamics uses to get realtime motion in their robots, it isn't being shared.
 

 
For some reason, this thing reminds of another robot...................
 
 

 
 
 

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Well it only took 14 months since their last video but at least it shows they are still doing yeoman's work to advance the state of the art (even after Google grabbed them).
 

 
 
 

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One day I would like to see a video where one of their bots kicks back.  ;)

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Well it time for Festo's annual slightly creepy really cool bio inspired robot show. B)

Ants and Butterflies this year.


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ATT Archives Youtube channel has lots of interesting old videos (a young William Shatner explaining an IC with thousands of transistors for example).  Here are two featuring a "robot" by an unknown Jim Henson.






















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« Reply #150 on: June 10, 2015, 02:01:19 am »
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« Reply #154 on: June 26, 2015, 03:35:35 am »
Google's also mentioned that starting last month, they're releasing monthly reports on their self-driving cars, including miles driven in manual or autonomous mode, notable scenarios encountered and accident reports.

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The PR2 robot uses its arms to ‘learn’ about its surrounding environment. The EU-funded DREAM project is working to create a system where robots like this can ‘dream’, that is, process information during their down time. Image courtesy of the DREAM consortium
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Robot dreams are helping them to learn like humansDreaming robots can classify information they have learnt and work out the best way to solve problems they faced during that day and it’s helping them to learn more like we do.
 A good night’s sleep is about more than just getting rest – while we dream, our unconscious minds process events from the day. That could mean putting an emotional experience into the context of past memories, or perhaps imagining a solution to something which puzzled us during the day.
But what about robots? While they can’t fantasize about flying around the neighbourhood, a group of scientists is working to give them the same ability to make sense of observations during their nightly down-time.
At the EU-funded RobDREAM project in Augsburg, Germany, scientists from industrial robot-maker KUKA and other partners are working to give robots ‘dreaming’ powers. In other words, they plan to use robots’ processing power while they sit idle to sift through all of the data they collect during their work hours.
The team is working with mobile industrial robots that are capable of operating side-by-side with humans. That daily interaction yields a lot of data. Robots store high-definition visual imagery from the systems they use to navigate around the factory floor and handle objects.
  ‘It’s basically the same as dreaming in humans.’
 
Dr Daniel Braun, KUKA Roboter GmbH, Germany
  They also collect data about their own movements with laser sensors and record how they move a seven-jointed arm, noting the arm’s position and how much force is applied. When all the data is collected, the robots are ready for a snooze

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« Reply #159 on: August 13, 2015, 01:11:51 am »
Robots learn to evolve and improveEngineers have developed a robotic system that can evolve and improve its performance.
A robot arm builds "babies" that get progressively better at moving without any human intervention. 
The ultimate aim of the research project is to develop robots that adapt to their surroundings.
The work by teams in Cambridge and Zurich has been published in the journal PLOS One.
It seems like a plot from a science fiction film:  a robot that builds other robots  - each one better than the previous generation. But that is what researchers in Cambridge and Zurich have done.
But those concerned about machines taking over the world shouldn't worry, at least not yet.
At this stage the "baby robots" consist of plastic cubes with a motor inside. These are put together by a "mother" robot arm which glues them together in different configurations.
Although the set up is simple the system itself is ingenious.
The mother robot assesses how far its babies are able to move, and with no human intervention, improves the design so that the next one it builds can move further.
The mother robot built ten generations of children. The final version moved twice the distance of the first before its power ran out.


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« Reply #163 on: August 18, 2015, 02:46:44 pm »
That link hasn't got Spot who is even more impressive in my view.

Spot is particularly impressive here as it is more self-contained than Atlas.
 
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« Reply #164 on: August 19, 2015, 08:37:49 am »
The video of Atlas wandering around in the forest didn't specify who is funding this work.  I suspect it is still DARPA despite Google's purchase of Boston Dynamics.  The utility of a bipedal robot for military applications isn't as clear as it is for Big Dog where replacing a pack mule is the obvious role.  I suppose it could still be a load carrier much like a Sherpa in mountain climbing.


I keep being impressed on how quickly robots from Boston Dynamics can move about compared to their competitors.  It seems like they have their software embedded right down in the firmware so there is no high level and slowed down processing involved.  Something like digital reflexes and muscle memory.

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« Reply #169 on: September 15, 2015, 11:18:14 am »
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« Reply #172 on: September 22, 2015, 09:41:55 am »
Marines testing out the slimmer/quieter electric dog.  Seems like basic load carrying could be implemented right now if they really wanted to deploy it.  Other tasks depends more on AI but I am guessing they don't want to buy a single purpose piece of hardware.



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« Reply #173 on: September 24, 2015, 09:15:49 am »

See spot dance.  Dance spot dance.




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Next up:  Atlas break dancing.  Maybe a bit of a wait for that one.

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Next up:  Atlas break dancing.  Maybe a bit of a wait for that one.
He already does the robot  :o

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« Reply #185 on: November 30, 2015, 04:08:14 pm »
A couple of BBC pieces on robotics, one a recent short, and the other a full documentary from earlier in the year:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34703825


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That is if a Gecko deployed rotor blades to generate downforce.  A smart Gecko would flip the blades 180 degrees and fly up the wall.

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The amount of power used to generate downforce is probably a lot less than needed for vertical flight.  Plus, downforce requires no fine control, just very general direction.

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The amount of power used to generate downforce is probably a lot less than needed for vertical flight.  Plus, downforce requires no fine control, just very general direction.


Still a lot more than just having sticky feet.  Nature has come up with some pretty complex mechanisms but I don't think any creature ever had their digestive track terminate on their back to provide down force.


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Still a lot more than just having sticky feet.  Nature has come up with some pretty complex mechanisms but I don't think any creature ever had their digestive track terminate on their back to provide down force.

Nature didn't invent wheels either.  Sometimes we can do better.

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http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/01/the-first-international-beauty-contest-judged-by-robots/

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Well they could have re-staged the finale' from "Close Encounters" with a giant drone mothership and all the little ships making star constellation figures around it.

Personally I would rather watch drones engaged in a laser dogfight set to the Star Wars theme.

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Known as RoboRace, the series will see completely autonomous electric cars compete in one-hour races designed to test artificial intelligence.

Races, which will take place on the same day and circuits as the Formula E championship, will have 10 teams and 20 cars competing.

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It’s easy to see the destructive side of “creative destruction”.  How many iterations are left before people who do manual labor are going to see these things showing up?  The creative part of the equation is tougher to figure out.  Industries that are created through the use of super cheap manual labor might arise but what are they?  I can imagine existing industries that are limited due to cost undergoing massive expansions.  For example, if extensive home remodeling could be undertaken for just the cost of materials plus a few thousand dollars it might become typical.  A single or perhaps 2 humans would show up accompanied by a half dozen robots.  The same might apply for highly ornate landscaping projects.  The economic activity would in turn foster support industries and so on.  Still, the type of work that would remain for humans would necessarily be things where robots are not proficient or are undesired.  98% of the population used to live on farms and as late as the 1950’s there were significant numbers of “clerks”.  It isn’t obvious to me what new types of service jobs will arise which can compensate.  Something always does and overall societal affluence increases (whether people appreciate it or not----consider what an "average" person can buy that was once prohibitively expensive).  If robots like this bring about the affordable "air car" or even "cheap" space travel then I guess I am nervously in approval.

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« Reply #219 on: February 25, 2016, 09:02:26 am »
A single or perhaps 2 humans would show up accompanied by a half dozen robots.  The same might apply for highly ornate landscaping projects.

An obvious use for an evolved version of this sort of robot is "farm laborer." Currently, many political activists will be happy to tell you that the millions of illegal aliens currently in the US are needed in order to do that work; if they are replaced with robots, then that argument goes away.

Granted, these bots are going to be expensive for a long, long time. I'd be shocked if you would be able to buy one for much less than a million bucks anytime soon. But they wouldn't need to drop much below that price point before they'd become competitive. Someone working a minimum wage job - call it $7.25/hour - works a max of 8 hours per day. There are other costs associated with the workers, such as Social Security and whatnot; let's say it costs an employer $10/hour per worker. But workers being human, that 8 hour day results in, oh, let's say 4 hours of actual work, what with breaks and chitchat and slacking off and whatnot. So in a week (168 hours), the employer might see each worker put in 20 hours of work, while costing $400. But if the worker was replaced with a robot, the robot should be able to put in a full 168 hours of work... no breaks needed for eating or sleep or smokes. So the robot would do 8.4 times as much labor per week as the human. 8.4 humans would cost $3,360 per week. If the robot cost $1,000,000 (and magically didn't need maintenance or tech support), it would take 297 weeks to pay for itself... 5.7 years. Which is really not that long.

If you could get a robot like this for $100,000, then minimum wage/no skill jobs would be pretty much a thing of the past. There would be a whole lot of social dislocation. There would *need* to be mass deportations from the richer nations; there will be many millions of unemployed citizens, no need to have millions of unemployed aliens in the system. After that... further social changes would be needed. Perhaps each citizen would be granted a 10% stake in a robot. The robot would work the drudge jobs, the citizens would get paid 10% of what the robot would get paid, if it was getting paid. Lots of people would take their money and slack off, buying beer and Xbox and smokes. Smarter ones would take the money and buy further robo-stakes.

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A single or perhaps 2 humans would show up accompanied by a half dozen robots.  The same might apply for highly ornate landscaping projects.

An obvious use for an evolved version of this sort of robot is "farm laborer." Currently, many political activists will be happy to tell you that the millions of illegal aliens currently in the US are needed in order to do that work; if they are replaced with robots, then that argument goes away.

Granted, these bots are going to be expensive for a long, long time. I'd be shocked if you would be able to buy one for much less than a million bucks anytime soon. But they wouldn't need to drop much below that price point before they'd become competitive. Someone working a minimum wage job - call it $7.25/hour - works a max of 8 hours per day. There are other costs associated with the workers, such as Social Security and whatnot; let's say it costs an employer $10/hour per worker. But workers being human, that 8 hour day results in, oh, let's say 4 hours of actual work, what with breaks and chitchat and slacking off and whatnot. So in a week (168 hours), the employer might see each worker put in 20 hours of work, while costing $400. But if the worker was replaced with a robot, the robot should be able to put in a full 168 hours of work... no breaks needed for eating or sleep or smokes. So the robot would do 8.4 times as much labor per week as the human. 8.4 humans would cost $3,360 per week. If the robot cost $1,000,000 (and magically didn't need maintenance or tech support), it would take 297 weeks to pay for itself... 5.7 years. Which is really not that long.

If you could get a robot like this for $100,000, then minimum wage/no skill jobs would be pretty much a thing of the past. There would be a whole lot of social dislocation. There would *need* to be mass deportations from the richer nations; there will be many millions of unemployed citizens, no need to have millions of unemployed aliens in the system. After that... further social changes would be needed. Perhaps each citizen would be granted a 10% stake in a robot. The robot would work the drudge jobs, the citizens would get paid 10% of what the robot would get paid, if it was getting paid. Lots of people would take their money and slack off, buying beer and Xbox and smokes. Smarter ones would take the money and buy further robo-stakes.


At that stage you'd probably have a policy of guaranteed minimum income once proposed by none other than Milton Friedman
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A single or perhaps 2 humans would show up accompanied by a half dozen robots.  The same might apply for highly ornate landscaping projects.

An obvious use for an evolved version of this sort of robot is "farm laborer." Currently, many political activists will be happy to tell you that the millions of illegal aliens currently in the US are needed in order to do that work; if they are replaced with robots, then that argument goes away.

Granted, these bots are going to be expensive for a long, long time. I'd be shocked if you would be able to buy one for much less than a million bucks anytime soon. But they wouldn't need to drop much below that price point before they'd become competitive. Someone working a minimum wage job - call it $7.25/hour - works a max of 8 hours per day. There are other costs associated with the workers, such as Social Security and whatnot; let's say it costs an employer $10/hour per worker. But workers being human, that 8 hour day results in, oh, let's say 4 hours of actual work, what with breaks and chitchat and slacking off and whatnot. So in a week (168 hours), the employer might see each worker put in 20 hours of work, while costing $400. But if the worker was replaced with a robot, the robot should be able to put in a full 168 hours of work... no breaks needed for eating or sleep or smokes. So the robot would do 8.4 times as much labor per week as the human. 8.4 humans would cost $3,360 per week. If the robot cost $1,000,000 (and magically didn't need maintenance or tech support), it would take 297 weeks to pay for itself... 5.7 years. Which is really not that long.

If you could get a robot like this for $100,000, then minimum wage/no skill jobs would be pretty much a thing of the past. There would be a whole lot of social dislocation. There would *need* to be mass deportations from the richer nations; there will be many millions of unemployed citizens, no need to have millions of unemployed aliens in the system. After that... further social changes would be needed. Perhaps each citizen would be granted a 10% stake in a robot. The robot would work the drudge jobs, the citizens would get paid 10% of what the robot would get paid, if it was getting paid. Lots of people would take their money and slack off, buying beer and Xbox and smokes. Smarter ones would take the money and buy further robo-stakes.


At that stage you'd probably have a policy of guaranteed minimum income once proposed by none other than Milton Friedman

And it would all be Monopoly money.  That's the problem with idiocies like "living wages" rather than paying what a job's worth- eventually EVERYBODY has trainloads of money and it's not worth anything.
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« Reply #223 on: February 25, 2016, 03:11:23 pm »

At that stage you'd probably have a policy of guaranteed minimum income once proposed by none other than Milton Friedman

And it would all be Monopoly money.  That's the problem with idiocies like "living wages" rather than paying what a job's worth- eventually EVERYBODY has trainloads of money and it's not worth anything.

By the point humanoid robots are well and truly replacing a large fraction of the working public, something akin to this sort of socialism would probably be inevitable. the alternative would be to ban the bots, which would only benefit those nations that *don't*.

So long as the Free Money comes with Free Norplant, I would be ok with this. For pretty much all of human history, an increase in population was associated with progress. But with free robolabor, we'd be better off with a *decreasing* population (at least of humans). We would actually have a "surplus population," vast numbers of people who actually have nothing to do. "Star Trek: TNG" liked to blab about how technology had finally freed mankind to go and better themselves; but let's face it, most people *wouldn't.* And while I would be opposed to the government telling people how to live their lives (excepting criminality, of course), I would also be opposed to a government that gives out free money  but doesn't put some sort of limitations or restrictions on it. Such as... if you live on the robodole, you need to get a baby license to reproduce.  The alternative would be to head out to the frontier and live how you want.
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« Reply #225 on: February 26, 2016, 03:59:54 am »
Don't worry.  Hockey Stick guy will probably be replaced with a robot.

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I wonder wen the robot one day, start to take the stick way, hit with it the guy...
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« Reply #230 on: February 26, 2016, 07:02:20 am »

So how bad did the props slice up the bird?  Not cool.

I think various police forces are getting a bit desperate regarding drones, especially those with constrained resources and/or constrictive ROE.
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I wonder wen the robot one day, start to take the stick way, hit with it the guy...

Just the evil white master trying to keep a robot down.  ;D
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« Reply #239 on: March 18, 2016, 03:51:42 am »
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/google-puts-boston-dynamics-up-for-sale/?utm_content=buffer0d220&utm_medium=socialm&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=DT-FB

There is a lot not said in that article.  What was Google’s plan when they bought the company in the first place?  Did Google actually believe they weren’t buying an R&D project that would not have viable sales for at least 5 to 10 years?  Did Google not know that Boston Dynamics was funded predominantly through military R&D and that they were going to have to replace that source of income?
If I had to guess, they bought it for the “cool” factor but had no concrete business plan on what to do with it.  Now that they are on the hook to pay the staff salaries and with no sales prospects without years of additional R&D they decide it isn’t something they really want.  It makes you appreciate the dedication Honda has shown over decades with their Asimo.   Of course Google could let Boston Dynamics pursue more military R&D funding but that would probably not sit well with their political culture.

I also wonder about the technology and software that enables Boston Dynamic robots to move so quickly.  I would have to guess Google wanted to grab that no matter what.  Even if they are legally restricted from applying it directly, just studying it would give them a lot of insight.  I can imagine that would motivate a lot of potential buyers who might now step in.

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Interesting.  No knees or upper legs but a lower leg mounted to an articulating vertical stage.  The dynamic balance recovery is fairly quick as well.  I didn't know Google had bought Schaft but I'm not surprised.  Overall, the look of this thing reminds me of the little robots from "Silent Running".


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« Reply #256 on: April 17, 2016, 01:29:04 am »
Down in Australia the UAV Outback Medical Express challenge has passed the Deliverable 2 checkpoint, which requires teams to send in technical reports and video evidence:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFU8RYywyGQTg_-a86VqEs355tHPk4n59

The challenge essentially requires you to take off from a small grass strip, fly 20-30km along a route to a location >10km away (LOS), locate a patient, land 30-80m from them (terrain is uneven with trees and vegetation around), shut down, receive a blood sample, wait 60 seconds after being armed by the patient, take off and fly back the same 20-30km route.

15 minutes is given for setup, 60 minutes is permitted to complete the mission and another 15 minutes is given for pack up. Only 6 people are allowed to be present on the field and pilot / assist in the operation, no more than 2 aircraft can be used at the same time. Teams can fly at up to 1500ft, must abide by AMCA radio EIRP regulations and must follow implement strict autonomous flight termination systems to cover various system failures.

Most teams are going for quadplanes (hybrid multicopter / fixed wing aircraft), with a couple of STOL aircraft and at least one pure multicopter.

The price for winning is $50,000 and a keen eye from a number of industry sponsors.

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« Reply #261 on: May 04, 2016, 11:31:40 am »
https://ig.ft.com/sites/seven-robots/

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« Reply #263 on: May 18, 2016, 04:38:06 am »
Robot truck for long haul shipping.  This company was founded by ex-Google driverless car engineers so they are already pretty far along.  Apparently they have regulatory approval to be sending these things out along highways to build up the necessary drive time to prove out statistical safety performance.  Comments on their videos have a lot of speculation on truck hijacking and using paintball guns on the windshield (which probably has no effect).  Again, a significant boost in productivity but you have to wonder what new jobs are generated that offset the losses in truck driving.  The service industry is also starting to feel the heat as AI enabled computers start getting into the act.  Interesting times indeed.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/if-your-teacher-sounds-like-a-robot-you-might-be-on-to-something-1462546621

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« Reply #265 on: May 19, 2016, 08:26:13 pm »
Robot truck for long haul shipping.  This company was founded by ex-Google driverless car engineers so they are already pretty far along.  Apparently they have regulatory approval to be sending these things out along highways to build up the necessary drive time to prove out statistical safety performance.  Comments on their videos have a lot of speculation on truck hijacking and using paintball guns on the windshield (which probably has no effect).  Again, a significant boost in productivity but you have to wonder what new jobs are generated that offset the losses in truck driving.  The service industry is also starting to feel the heat as AI enabled computers start getting into the act.  Interesting times indeed.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/if-your-teacher-sounds-like-a-robot-you-might-be-on-to-something-1462546621

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK76W1kH4jA&feature=youtu.be

Don't know about the US, but all the major long haul truck firms in Canada are complaining that they can't hire enough drivers.  Nobody wants to be on the road for days on end any more. The driver shortage has all the big firms turning away customers, some of whom are going back to the railroads.
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« Reply #270 on: May 26, 2016, 09:16:21 am »
Thank you for posting Bobbymike.

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2016/June/Pages/ArmyDevelopingRobotWithDeployableShield.aspx

10 20 yrs is long way to wait as it is need now and is in no way an alternative to the Manhattan Project like effort necessary for armored exos.
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The rise of Robotank...


interesting concept of Russian ground Drone
follow by WHAT ?
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then attacking a historical reenactment of US tank battle from Vietnam...
Follow by a Quadcopter Drone wipe out a USAF Aircraft Museum
or is that trailer for new version of Command and Conquer ?...
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« Reply #273 on: June 01, 2016, 04:17:27 am »
Surgical robots (actually more like super precise waldo telemanipulators).


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« Reply #283 on: July 08, 2016, 09:16:35 am »
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« Reply #284 on: July 12, 2016, 07:09:43 am »
This is how you get The Thing guys.

Indeed. Time to stock up on the tactical nukes.


In the meantime, here's a couple of other separate stories that may or may not be alarming in their own way:

http://gizmodo.com/the-freaky-artificial-muscles-on-this-human-skeleton-ar-1783445499

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This is how you get The Thing guys.

Indeed. Time to stock up on the tactical nukes.


In the meantime, here's a couple of other separate stories that may or may not be alarming in their own way:

http://gizmodo.com/the-freaky-artificial-muscles-on-this-human-skeleton-ar-1783445499

http://gizmodo.com/this-tiny-robot-lets-you-play-god-with-huge-ai-1783463899

I liked the one DARPA was looking at several years ago that would be "fueled by any organic matter it could find".  Basically it could eat stuff and run off the energy it provided.   :o
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #286 on: July 12, 2016, 10:36:00 am »
here Youtube on "Zombie Bot"




Those robo muscles were allot in Mangas of Masamune Shirow, twenty years ago...

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« Reply #287 on: July 15, 2016, 05:08:42 am »
Ah, the classics.  :)


In other news: Hebocon robot contests honor ineptitude, denounce skill (The Asahi Shimbun)
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« Reply #291 on: August 14, 2016, 08:11:30 pm »
appears to be 30mm gatling gun & MRL on Uran-9 combat robot

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« Reply #293 on: August 18, 2016, 03:42:03 pm »
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« Reply #294 on: August 28, 2016, 09:43:47 pm »
See you tomorrow Kevin hope a robot doesn't burn your f****** house down.

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« Reply #296 on: September 06, 2016, 04:35:11 am »
From NASA,  one robot, slightly worn, only used to test spacesuits, needs a good home...

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A robotic relic of the Space Age is going up for auction with the bids expected to reach US$80,000. Looking like C3PO's down-at-heel cousin, the Power Driven Articulated Dummy (PDAD) was developed for NASA in the 1960s by the IIT Research Institute in Chicago and was designed to test spacesuits.

http://newatlas.com/pdad-space-age-robot-auction-rr/45231/


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« Reply #301 on: September 12, 2016, 03:34:15 am »
A version for dogs would be interesting.



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« Reply #304 on: September 16, 2016, 05:33:22 pm »
Not robots but related:  dinosaur animatronics.



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« Reply #313 on: October 08, 2016, 05:10:19 am »
Would you trust the future of humanity to a group called PAIBPS? (ft.com, registration may be required.)
Behind a paywall, but PAIBPS = the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. Creepy, that.

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« Reply #318 on: October 26, 2016, 09:11:23 am »
Robot beer truck.  They keep a human onboard which for this cargo would be useful to prevent hijacking.  Still, like the caboose on a train, the human will eventually be considered redundant.  A robotic application that increases demand for human employment doesn’t seem to be on the horizon.  An end state where everyone has their own cadre of robots to fulfill their needs might solve the problem of a jobless future but there doesn’t seem to be a path to get there.


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Great posting. Thank you GH.

Animators seem a bit paranoid maybe.

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« Reply #324 on: November 12, 2016, 03:29:10 am »
Great posting. Thank you GH.

Animators seem a bit paranoid maybe.

Glad you liked it. As to the plot, as far as I can tell, the Japanese robot gets stolen during the Robot expo, and the robots in it's class from other countries have to be mobilised to stop the rampage.
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