Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by oddsigve, Oct 5, 2013.
Here`s a link if you haven't already seen it.
It needs to look more fearsome:
I'm not impressed by 'animal' robots. I'm far more impressed by their Atlas 'humanoid' robot.
I've been watching videos of human & animal robots for years. With all due respect to Big Dog and other robots navigating obstacles and remaining upright after a collision on ice, are walking robots really superior to tracked robots? Tracks/treads are potentially much faster and I've seen designs navigate all sorts of obstacles (even climb) just as fast or faster than walking robots.
I see this work evolving into prosthetics and bionics, rather than delivering supplies in the battlefield.
And Atlas looks like Hector from SATURN 3. Now there was a creepy robot.
It really needs a head or something. Right now it just looks creepy. Of course Im already terrified of these because you know they will be used to hunt humans O_O
^ "Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. I'm hunting humans. Heh-heh-heh!"
Rather than build these robots they should grow animals in vats that are brainless and then place a computer in the empty brain cavity wired up to the body and control it via a human on a computer or give it advanced AI.
orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr not. That would be something from a horror movie.
I actualy like these four legged robots, there is great potential to this kind of technology.
Enter the Rat Thing.
There was a recent commercial that showed racing robot greyhounds that looked a bit similar
The usefulness of this robot is that it can go where human legs can...far more places than wheels. The only thing that might be more useful is a drone that hovers...but it would probably take to much power to keep steady and aloft with supplies. The one big problem with BigDog...it's incredibly, painfully, dangerously loud!
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