Because how are robots going to overthrow humanity if we don’t make them tough, harbingers of the apocalypse IHMC Robotics has conspired with Boardwalk Robotics to develop a Nadia humanoid robot capable of maintaining its balance after getting shoved on a treadmill. Yeah, make it resilient then piss it off!
This is a video of Tom Scott visiting robotics company Engineered Arts to meet his robotic doppelganger. The resemblance is uncanny decent. Honestly, Tom seems more impressed than I was, but he probably isn’t a jaded a$$hole. Plus he got to see it in person, and it was actually made
In bad news, this is a video of Engineering Arts’ humanoid robot Ameca (previously) attempting to grab the arm of an actual person who boops its nose. Granted,you shouldn’t just go around booping noses all willy-nilly, but you also shouldn’t teach robots to aggressively respond to human interaction. This will
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Tattoo You’ album, this is a video of four of Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped robots recreating the music video for ‘Start Me Up’. I’m sure baby boomer moms are fainting everywhere. Admittedly, the robots really do a fantastic
MIT roboticists and Harvard mathematicians have teamed up to solve an age-old problem: how to teach a robot to brush tangled human hair without just ripping it all out and/or killing the person it’s attached to. Per MIT News while I brush my own hair in the mirror and repeatedly
Because the robot apocalypse is literally right around the corner, this is a video of Youtuber Warped Perception putting a new $1,000 Skydio 2 autonomous tracking drone through its paces. He tests it in three scenarios: tracking a person running through the woods, tracking him as he drives his Supra
Because the robot apocalypse can’t come soon enough, these are several videos (one from Fort Pierce, Florida, three from the East River in New York City — slide the slider on the first Instagram video to see the second) of people walking Boston Dynamics’ Spot robotic dog on leashes. Obviously,
Because something is going to have to drag our bodies into a volcano after the robot uprising, this is a video of Boston Dynamics’ arm-for-a-head Spot robot demonstrating its grabbing capabilities. First it picks up some articles of clothing in the snow and around the house, then two swing a