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larryman October 25 2012 03:32 PM

DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
I can't wait to see what the real future Robby Robot will be like. :) And I won't go warping into space without one! :lol:


"Robots, Take Your Marků The DARPA Robotics Challenge Begins Today! Will It Include You?"
http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Rele...012/10/24.aspx

"In Contest for Rescue Robots, Darpa Offers $2 Million Prize"
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/1...ence&seid=auto

"Human-like robots getting ready to save lives"
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/fu...ives-1C6663298

larryman October 26 2012 03:39 PM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
^According to this article, the NASA Robonaut entry in the DARPA challenge will have two legs. Yea... at long last, the space robot will finally get it's legs!

"Robots Assemble for Military's $2 Million Challenge"
http://www.technewsdaily.com/8390-ro...challenge.html

"according to an agency announcement on Oct. 24. They include a two-legged descendant of NASA's Robonaut that is currently assisting astronauts aboard the International Space Station"

RAMA November 1 2012 03:02 AM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
Always pretty much thought of untethered walking robots as a given, it's the AI involved(or AGI) I'm really interested in. Contrary to belief on this board, the walking robot has made huge strides since I've kept tabs on it in the early 90s.

RAMA

larryman November 26 2012 02:12 PM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
"Artificial Muscles Created From Carbon Yarn"
http://news.sky.com/story/1012185/ar...om-carbon-yarn

"Artificial muscles that can lift loads 200 times heavier than a human muscle could power the limbs of superstrong robots in the future, scientists say."

larryman December 2 2012 09:15 PM

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"DARPA Announces Teams for Robotics Challenge and Opens Registration for Tracks C and D"

http://www.unmannedsystemstechnology...racks-c-and-d/

larryman December 6 2012 02:20 PM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
I like this image of DARPA (human-sized) humanoid robots, using human tools, in hazardous and lethal environments. Civilization needs these robots!

http://www2.pcmag.com/media/images/3...ge.jpg?thumb=y

If they were on the starship Enterprise... Spock would not have had to die in "The Wrath of Khan". Send the robots into the radiation chamber. But they might need to wear 'red shirts'.

FPAlpha December 8 2012 08:19 PM

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Quote:

larryman wrote: (Post 7354630)
I like this image of DARPA (human-sized) humanoid robots, using human tools, in hazardous and lethal environments. Civilization needs these robots!

http://www2.pcmag.com/media/images/3...ge.jpg?thumb=y

If they were on the starship Enterprise... Spock would not have had to die in "The Wrath of Khan". Send the robots into the radiation chamber. But they might need to wear 'red shirts'.

"The robot control room was destroyed during the fight.. we can't use them currently!"

I should become a hollywood writer :lol:

Anyway.. these carbon yarns sound very interesting with a huge applicable field.. wonder when we will see the first gadgets using them.

Vito Corleone December 8 2012 08:55 PM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
So that's how the Cylons will first be created... :p

larryman June 28 2013 03:14 PM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
Topic Update...

"Our New Robot Underlords Triumph In DARPA's Virtual Robotics Challenge"
http://readwrite.com/2013/06/27/our-...=readwr.it_s9n

Awesome. I'm anxious for the December 'hardware' version of this robot challenge.
View the video to see what the humanoid robot will have to do.

Metryq June 28 2013 07:09 PM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
Quote:

larryman wrote: (Post 7155286)
I can't wait to see what the real future Robby Robot will be like.

Well, the real thing probably won't have high current relays clicking in his face.

publiusr June 28 2013 09:56 PM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
I'm a little skeptical ofthe video of PETMAN. Get a humanoid robot to walk upright for a few seconds, then have a real person stomp around in a NBC suit like a moron.

larryman July 1 2013 12:23 PM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
"From DARPA, A Virtual Tool To Revolutionize Robotics" http://www.popsci.com/technology/art...izing-robotics

Also, a side note... happy 58th Creation Day to: Robby Robot!
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1119475/

larryman July 12 2013 02:51 PM

Re: DARPA's Robot challange has begun
 
Here is the Atlas robot for the December competition...

"DARPA unveils 6-foot-tall humanoid robot Atlas for researchers to program and pilot"
http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/11/45...id-robot-atlas

I guess the Atlas robot will use these DARPA hands...
"We’re all doomed: DARPA develops cheap robot hand that can use tools"
http://www.extremetech.com/electroni...-can-use-tools

It's not quite a Robby Robot yet… but we're getting there. It needs rotating sensor rings on its head. ;)

137th Gebirg July 12 2013 07:20 PM

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This has all happened before. This will all happen again.

larryman July 16 2013 02:58 PM

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"Meet Atlas, the Robot Designed to Save the Day"
http://www.technologyreview.com/news...-save-the-day/

"Atlas is designed to eventually take on some of the most dangerous and high-stakes jobs imaginable, such as tending to a nuclear reactor during a meltdown, shutting off a deep-water oil spill, or helping to put out a raging wildfire."


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