Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by BIV, Apr 5, 2012.
So many of these stories come out, let us consolidate.
I support this thread. Here's a video to make you chuckle:
skip to :50 if you can't wait 50 seconds
Speaking of robots. I want a robotic exoskeleton
The Second one would be awesome wit machine guns mounted to it.
Aggressive Quadrotors. Videos 2 and 3 are particularly impressive:
Posted long ago in the cool videos forum, super fast robot reflexes:
At some point, they are going to combine all this shit. Then we are doomed.
The MorphHex reminds me of a Hermit Crab
'Biologically Accurate' Human Legs Walk Like A Person's
Yes, this is real. The driving shots are CG, but they actually built a real fucking mecha. Yours for the low low price of just $1.3 million.
And more at this link:
i would rather have the lil gook chick
I got Yul muddafuckin' Brynner here
and a robot hoooer.
We're done for.
Fuck that so-called snake robot - it does the same thing as that wrist-strappy thing my ten-year-old got as a party favor
Here's a real bad-ass robot
I probably should have put this story here.
The End Nears: Cubli, The Walking, Jumping, Balancing On One Corner Robotic Cube
December 23, 2013
Scientists at the ETH Zurich Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (really has a ring to it) have developed Cubli, a robotic cube that can balance itself on its vertices and even jump and 'walk' while maintaining balance. Wow, I never thought I'd be so afraid of a shape.
The cube features three "reaction wheels" mounted on the cube's faces, each spinning at high angular velocities. Sudden braking causes the cube to jump up, and then motored torques allow it to balance at whatever angle it jumps to. Finally, the fall of the cube can also be controlled, giving it the appearance of walking.
Cool, so where's my self-balancing mecha? I've always wanted a Segway but I really want something that 1. doesn't make me look so dorky and 2. I don't have to stand up on. I hate standing. As far as body positions go, standing is probably my least favorite, second only to 'being tied to something and left there'.
Keep going for a worthwhile video demo.
Thanks to Luka, Job, DAnny, tuqueque, Squeezy E, Alex and jessie, half of which were ready to welcome our new geometric overlords with open arms and will later be prosecuted as traitors to humanity.
Prepare to be assimilated.