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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #422 on: February 12, 2018, 01:57:48 pm »
Spot Mini with arm.  I suppose this is the closest thing yet to a consumer bot.


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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #423 on: February 13, 2018, 10:49:51 pm »
...Consumer of people you mean :o

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #425 on: February 20, 2018, 09:34:09 pm »
In the future, people will amuse themselves by sneaking up behind robots and yelling "Boston!".


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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #426 on: February 20, 2018, 10:04:51 pm »
In the future, people will amuse themselves by sneaking up behind robots and yelling "Boston!".

OK I was waiting for it to spin around and clamp onto that guys............  :o
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #427 on: March 08, 2018, 05:46:04 pm »
http://www.alphr.com/robotics/1008163/ocado-robot-machine-engineers-fix

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Deploying the first models around a year ago, Ocado’s fleet of robots scoot about Ocado’s enormous warehouse, picking up goods and delivering them into the open arms of their human overlords. I mean... colleagues. One of these robots, a creepy mechanical hand, is able to pick and pack fruit and veg without harming or crushing the produce.
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #428 on: March 13, 2018, 08:46:55 am »
Not exactly an army of T3’s advancing over a field of human skulls but amusing nonetheless.


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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #429 on: March 13, 2018, 10:02:01 am »
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #430 on: March 13, 2018, 03:59:53 pm »
If Game of Thrones were more realistic, you'd see a few Starks acting like this:

If I had all the money I've spent on drink, I'd spend it on drink.

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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #431 on: March 26, 2018, 07:31:45 am »
Spot meets Cassie.  Cassie is from Agility Robotics which has been around for a couple years now and trying to find applications such as grocery delivery.  I'm not sure how that would work unless it can outrun hungry dogs and hobos.




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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #432 on: March 30, 2018, 07:23:48 pm »
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/terrifying-robot-spider-can-roll-12277544#ICID=OffSiteVideo

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Terrifying robot SPIDER can roll up into a ball and somersault towards you

The robot, dubbed BionicWheelBot, is inspired by the flic-flac spider - a species discovered in the Erg Chebbi desert on the edge of the Sahara in 2008
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Re: A bit of robot fun
« Reply #433 on: April 09, 2018, 05:46:56 am »
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/04/us-uk-test-robot-breachers-drones-in-germany/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=61926956&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--aeNtd38WqsZ6hpD9g4mPu3ZLrd-tD76vrntbtAaD1BjcioogghcxvqD4smQRGcS9Jke3DnQVGGcEbp1pNkFqU1iG4-A&_hsmi=61926956

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If someone has to die, let it be a robot. In particular, clearing obstacles — barbed wire, mines, barriers — under enemy fire is one of the most dangerous things that human soldiers do, so why not let the sappers handle it by remote control? That’s the new way of war the US Army is exploring.

So this week, American and British robots blazed a path for human troops, generating smoke, bulldozing (inert) mines, and filling in an anti-tank ditch so manned vehicles could advance. Held at the Army’s massive training center in Grafenwoehr, Germany, the field experiment will provide useful feedback to US Army leaders racing to develop a prototype armed combat robot by 2019.
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« Reply #434 on: April 12, 2018, 08:05:50 am »
https://www.army.mil/article/203649

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SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- Once unmanned ground combat vehicles are developed and deployed en masse, the battlefield area controlled by a brigade combat team will increase 10-fold, predicted Don Sando.

Sando, the deputy to the commanding general at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia, spoke Tuesday during a National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored conference on ground robotics. He also said that in addition to providing greater lethality, these robots will save lives and will dramatically improve sustainment through autonomous re-supply.

Soldiers working in explosive ordnance disposal have already benefitted from ground robots, namely in lives saved, Sando said. Robots are expected to proliferate throughout the rest of the Army, where they will assist Soldiers with hauling equipment and providing situational awareness.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles W. Eliot