Fido vs Spot — Animal vs Robot

 

By: jurvetson

Originally published on Feb 27, 2016

The robot’s lifelike movement catches the attention of a real dog. The uncanny uncanine valley. This is the latest quadruped robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics group, and the only one in civilian hands. Another Video: https://youtu.be/q2gehrAhflQ Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvets… And I revisited my post on the Google Master Plan, and sure enough, we see Robots → Skynet → Terminator → Google Security → User Happiness https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvets…

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Jeff Bezos Pilots The South Korean Method-2 Robot

 

By: Very Dicey

Published on Mar 20, 2017

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO and the fifth richest person in the world piloted South Korea’s Method-2 robot which will be available for sale at $8M in 2017.

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Introducing SpotMini

 

By: Boston Dynamics

Originally published on Jun 23, 2016

SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot that weighs 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation. SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a human for high-level guidance. For more information about SpotMini visit our website at www.BostonDynamics.com

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Ollie – Official Launch Video Sphero Connected Toys

 

By: Go Sphero

Originally published on Sep 4, 2014

GET OLLIE: http://store.sphero.com/yt

WATCH THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO: http://youtu.be/1qeSjUV6Asg

Meet Ollie – the app-controlled robot driven by adrenaline. Launch over the competition at a floor-warping 14 MPH. Spin, drift, and flip with app-powered tricks – then switch up your ride with custom tires and hubs. Take connected play to the next level with innovative controls and integrated gameplay. Ollie is engineered for speed, programmed for tricks, and customized by you.

Ollie pairs instantly to your smart device via Bluetooth LE and is powered by USB charging. Protected by a durable polycarbonate shell and outfitted with glowing LED’s, this robot is ready to take on any terrain day or night. It’s time to upgrade your play.

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Suidabashi Heavy Industries responds to Megabots Challenge

 

By: 水道橋重工

Originally Published on Jul 5, 2015

Megabots, thank you for issuing the video.

On behalf of Japan, we accept your challenge.

But on one condition: That melee combat be a part of the fight.
Organize the duel, Megabots, and we’ll be there to battle it out.

This duel stands to go down in history as the world’s first giant robot battle.
Let’s make sure it’s something for the historians to write about.

勇気ある挑戦ありがとう、メガボッツ。

我々は日本代表として君たちの挑戦を受けよう。
ただし、戦いは、格闘戦だ。

世界初のジャイアントロボデュエル。これはおそらく歴史に残るだろう。
それにふさわしい強力なバトルをしようじゃないか。

さあ、準備をはじめよう。

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World’s First ROBOT Wedding: Frois and Yukirin tied the knot and even ends with a kiss in Japan

 

By: PatrynWorldLatestNew

Originally Published on Jun 28, 2015

Two robots have tied the knot in Japan in what is thought to be the first wedding of its kind in the world.

Frois, the groom, and bride Yukirin walked the aisle, wore traditional outfits and even carried out a ‘wedding kiss’ at the event in Tokyo on Saturday.

Special invitations were made, featuring a picture of the two robots inset in a heart, and the 100-strong congregation included a range of smaller robotic models.

After the ceremony the couple even managed to ‘cut a cake’ before an automated orchestra performed a song for the equivalent of their first dance.

The event was organised by Maywa Denki, which produces electronic accessories and designed the groom Frois.

Marrying the robotic couple was likewise a robot – Pepper, who was developed by Aldebaran for Softbank. It actually tends to customers’ needs on a daily basis at the company’s mobile phone stores in Tokyo.

Frois’s head is said to have been inspired by a bath stool, while there are considerably more sensible claims to fame by Yukirin, whose real version can be seen fronting the famous girl band AKB48. For the wedding, and possibly, for copyright reasons, the organizers had to change her name to Roborin.

A crowd gathered to watch the pair stroll down the aisle at central Tokyo’s Aoyama Cay on June 27. They had to dish out $81 for the pleasure of witnessing the ‘holy union.’

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DURUS: SRI’s Ultra-Efficient Walking Humanoid Robot

 

By: IEEE Spectrum

Originally Published on Jun 16, 2015

SRI has developed a legged robot that’s much more efficient than traditional walking humanoids. Learn more:http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/ro…

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Marco Tempest: Maybe the best robot demo ever

 

By: TED

Originally Published on May 6, 2014

Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology, safety features and strength, and makes the case for a closer human-robot relationship. (Okay, there’s a little magic, too.)

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MIT Robotic Cheetah

 

 

By: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Originally Published on Sep 15, 2014

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah. (Learn more:http://mitsha.re/1uHoltW)

The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot’s legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. In experiments the robot sprinted up to 10 mph and MIT researchers estimate the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph.

The MIT Cheetah 2 contains the custom electric motor designed by Jeffrey Lang, the Vitesse Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT and the amplifier designed by David Otten, a principal research engineer in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics.

This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

MIT Cheetah robot 2 run fast and jump high
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Additional footage: Hae-Won Park and José-Luis Olivares
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