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Offline sawdstmakr

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Jogging companion, what is next
« on: April 08, 2015, 06:51:24 AM »
 Take a look at this video. Robots have come a long way.
Once they get artificial intelligence, we're doomed, they will take over.

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/M8YjvHYbZ9w?rel=0
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Re: Jogging companion, what is next
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 08:38:41 AM »
if it barks like a dog

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Re: Jogging companion, what is next
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 09:03:06 AM »
"No robots were harmed in the making of this video" lol
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Re: Jogging companion, what is next
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 02:59:33 PM »
Somebody has to be controlling it -- direction, etc. 

It would be a great pack "mule" for military use or for back country.  And you wouldn't have to feed and water it.
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Re: Jogging companion, what is next
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 01:18:20 AM »
They work on batteries so that would be a problem keepin them charged.
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Re: Jogging companion, what is next
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 09:08:24 AM »
Somebody has to be controlling it -- direction, etc. 

It would be a great pack "mule" for military use or for back country.  And you wouldn't have to feed and water it.

I believe it directs itself. The sequence of how it climbs the stairs and it's limb placement on the steps is interesting. Maybe it has downward facing cameras on that head array?

..wonder if it can detect snares, lol.

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Re: Jogging companion, what is next
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 10:52:47 AM »
It obviously has gyroscope(s), since it can't be toppled.  It recovered nicely when an attempt to tip it over was made by kicking it.  But I say it must be controlled to some extent because it went up the hill toward traffic on a street (how would you like to be driving along and see this thing coming out of the woods?), then turned and went back down the hill.  The speed at which it moved was somehow regulated, as well as the direction.

Google "robotic pack mule" and you'll find that is, indeed tested by the military and Google owns the company developing it.  It can carry 400 pounds and travel 20 miles in a day without "refueling".  My quick look didn't determine what powers it.
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