February 28, 2007
— Ace As this guy says, "walking" robots aren't really big shakes now. But he points out that previous "walkers" were following a pre-programmed route, unable to balance on the fly as they encountered surfaces they hadn't been specifically programmed to navigate.
This one balances dynamically, and so could just walk wherever he likes. Um, as long as it's not too tricky.
And assuming he's got an hour or so to cover 100 feet.
We're getting there, though.
Thanks to George.
Posted by: Sinistar at February 28, 2007 09:25 AM (oHd6r)
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Posted by: Eric at February 28, 2007 09:39 AM (kZGNl)
I wonder if it would be easier or harder for it to walk if it had arms to balance itself (and the requisite programming, of course).
The gyroscopic stabilizer gadget in Segways was supposedly a big breakthrough for the balance reason.
Anyway, yeah, any advancement in robotics is cooool.
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(anyone else remember that old Johnny Quest cartoon?)
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I can just see him ruthlessly hunting down terrorist meatbags...hehehe...
This one might be good for detention centers.
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>>Call me when it can walk over here and blow me.
That thing has metal teeth, Spongeworthy, and no lips.
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>>the robot who can pick up old people and take them to bed!!!
Arbiter, Spongeworthy dreaming about getting BJs from a robot was sick enough. Now you want the robots to fcuk old people? WTF?
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That's the point, Jugdish. When they get these bugs worked out, you know, call me.
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