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It's.It's.Omg It's A Cylon


It's now only a matter of time before they enslave us.:( Thanx!

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#23  
That's what I've been wanting to do for years now...I wanted glyphs and qr codes all over my house so the bot knows where it is, where to go, etc
#25  
Hmmmm....the Link seems to be not working! *confused*
#26  
I found it by searching pbs.org for rise of the robots. It is an episode of Nova. However, it might be geo-restricted to US only. Pbs is US public television. I don't know if they allow streaming to other countries.

Alan
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Belgium
#27  
doombot

i dont know what cgi is,am no programmer.
#28  
@Nomad
Ahh dude, language barrier.
I'm not referring to Common Gateway Interface, I'm talking about Computer Generated Imagery, the stuff they use in movies...you don't think Superman is really flying on "Man of Steel" do you? The others are just implying Boston dynamics might have used CGI to make a fake robot video. That's all.
#29  
@Nomad... I will give you a hint... It is used in pretty much every modern action and sci Fi movie ever made... You don't need to be a programmer to know what it means... It's talked about all the time on TV and the internet.... If you were born in this century you would know what it is...


One final hint... Try Googling it...:)
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Belgium
#30  
rr

why try google it if i dont know what it is,am thinking do,oh that hurts.

virtuel ....
#31  
That's why you google... to find out what things you don't know or understand. That's what I do when I don't know something....

CGI = Computer Generated Imagery... Like in Jurassic World, Star Wars, Superman, Avatar, Star Trek movies...etc... Or did you think that everything in those movies was real? As in Jurassic World having real dinosaurs on an remote island somewhere out there?
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Belgium
#32  
i found a error in the video.when the robot pics up the boc 10 lbs you hear the sound of grabbing the box before his hands touched the box.
#33  

Funnier than the original!
#35  
Ya, I feel the pain. That's exactly what I would expect the robot to say. LOL! :P
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Belgium
#36  
if you dont start the video,look at his right foot,doesn look real robot.
do i must say am feeling little sad for the robot.
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Synthiam
#37  
It's not fake - however, an infinite amount of time with an infinite number of monkeys using an infinite number of typewriters will create the script to Hamlet...

To summarize, you can spend a month filming the robot attempting to perform the same routines and chances are, if you're coding is right, it will do it one or two times. 1,000 takes and 1 final cut:)

Lastly, you can tell in the videos that there is no navigational way-point. The processing capability and physical engineering requirements are designed for stability, not navigation. That being said, it's clearly a huge leap forward in gait stability and recovery. Once this technology is able to compensate for directional stability (meaning, recovering and still being able to navigate a pre-determined path) it will be awesome.

What i mean by this is if you had a pathway consisting of boulders/rocks/rough terrain, the robot's primary function is to maintain stability, not navigate the pathway. So the robot will be twisting and rocking from side to side, which does not provide any course correction or way-point navigation.

Still, it's great to see robot videos like this - specifically when they're viewed by people like my mother, who would have traditionally never seen it. It means robot's are becoming a little more mainstream - that's great news!
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Belgium
#38  
dj good explanation.so its all about stability.in his head i see something turning,
is that similar like david cohran use the lidar?


i think robots are getting better to with things like walking,speech,recognition.
it took me some time to get used how they are build or look.
now i now they are build the way what he needs to do.
#39  
It's awesome to see such advancements lately in the robotic industry. The reflex ability is really something special. That balance is better than me on my airwheels a3 that's for sure. This next decade is definitely going to be something special. Thanks for the share!
#40  
What I find interesting about the gait is that it doesn't seem to shift it's weight from side to side to walk. Just lifts the leg and places it forward. I wonder if it can balance on one leg like that for an extended period? Or is it actually doing what humans do when they walk, a series of controlled falls.
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Synthiam
#41  
My guess is the use of gyro's. I suspect one in each side of the backpack, and one in the center, maybe in the head. The speed of the gyro's can be manipulated to adjust for angular compensation.

The use of real-time momentum calculations are visible in both walking and standing up from lying forward. For that, they'd be using a combination of gyroscope (for force) and accelerometer (for angles)
#42  

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What I find interesting about the gait is that it doesn't seem to shift it's weight from side to side to walk. Just lifts the leg and places it forward. I wonder if it can balance on one leg like that for an extended period? Or is it actually doing what humans do when they walk, a series of controlled falls.


It appears that the hips are fixed around a knob rather than a straight rod extending out...I feel like it would be able to balance steadily on one foot or even try to ride a airhweel q6 hahaha