- Jun 3, 2011
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TomS said:This isn't "quitting," it's recognizing that the current state of the art in power supplies isn't sufficient to make an operational system. Silent power sources with the energy density to power a walking robot on a day of field operations is a big goal, but also not a robotics project. Lots of people are working on such things, with limited degrees of success. Look for any breakthrough to come form the automotive world, not robotics.
It most certainly is quitting. So the power supply is noisy. So what? That just means you don't FIELD the thing, not that you stop development of the rest of the machine. Makes no sense that they'd throw the thing on a shelf and kill the program while they wait on the ultimate battery. ???