Meanwhile, in the pending robot apocalypse...
@cypnk Next: parkour and skateboarding robots.
@uranther Coming soon! ;)
Actually, I wonder if skateboarding robots might come first. The biggest issues with bipedal locomotion is the locomotion part, which passive wheels deal with very well
@cypnk In a few years we'll all be regretting LOLing at the videos of these robots falling over clumsily.
@tsturm @cypnk I wonder how many takes this took and how many engineers spent how many hours tweaking the setup, programming and tuning. Boston Dynamics is very good at producing demo videos but they don't seem to sell too many actual robots to actual customers. Also, most 6-year-old kids can do this (with a lot more elan). #superficialintelligence
This particular setup probably took no fewer than 100 tries. I also think they’re much farther ahead for equivalent development than Asimo’s locomotion. But to be fair to Honda’s robotics team, they were mostly focused on language and user interaction since it was meant for the service industry
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