DARPA's Robot challange has begun

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  1. larryman

    larryman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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 Mark… The DARPA Robotics Challenge Begins Today! Will It Include You?"
    http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2012/10/24.aspx

    "In Contest for Rescue Robots, Darpa Offers $2 Million Prize"
    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/...llion-prize/?smid=tw-nytimesscience&seid=auto

    "Human-like robots getting ready to save lives"
    http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/futureoftech/human-robots-getting-ready-save-lives-1C6663298
     
  2. larryman

    larryman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    ^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-robots-assemble-military-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"
     
  3. RAMA

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    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.

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  4. larryman

    larryman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  6. larryman

    larryman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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

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    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'.
     
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    "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.
     
  8. Vito Corleone

    Vito Corleone Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    So that's how the Cylons will first be created... :p
     
  9. larryman

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  10. Metryq

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

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    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.
     
  12. larryman

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  13. larryman

    larryman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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/2013/7/11/4515788/darpa-unveils-6-foot-tall-humanoid-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/electron...-develops-cheap-robot-hand-that-can-use-tools

    It's not quite a Robby Robot yet… but we're getting there. It needs rotating sensor rings on its head. ;)
     
  14. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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

    larryman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  16. publiusr

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    The big holdback is power. My guess is that this thing would be as noisy in the field as the Big Dog. For it to be useful, I might scale it up and have it powered by the type of atomic pile they were going to put in the Ford Nucleon.

    Like the Alien, you don't dare shoot it, for fear of corium lava from the walking meltdown.