Robots Will Kill You
We’re very busy with current and upcoming projects but we still take the time to keep up with our robotics blogs. Robots.net tipped us off to the latest creation from Boston Dynamics. The creators of the super scary Big Dog mule bot have done it again with their new PETMAN prototype bipedal robot.
Believe it or not, they’re making this robot to play dress-up. The plan is to test human wear and tear on life-saving checmical weapons suits. Riiight…
Whatever they use it for, if this robot is anywhere near as cool as Big Dog and Little Dog, we’ll be seeing some classic videos of engineers kicking the crap out of it. The fall avoidance systems on these robots is amazing.
Are those rock climbing shoes? Somebody get this man some Nikes.
Need killer sneakers for your robot? Oh snap. These “junk art” Nikes were all made of recycled computers.
Today’s Oh Snap Moment is brought to you by Gabriel Dishaw.
This is pretty awesome. Wait…what’s the special bubble made of? Wait…is it just a hole in your shirt? Ok, this is still pretty awesome. But how much awesomer would it be if there were a display on your shirt? An actual removable, bluetooth operated display screen that received messages from your cellphone and with the brightness of an el display your message was seen by the world? Just a design suggestion. We will give one-cool-move-in-the-right-direction-thumbs-up! VIA Craftzine
Imagine a soldier being heavily aided by a robot that he can wear during military operations. In US Defense Advance Research Projects (DARPA) program, Dr. Stephen Jacobsen and the Raytheon Sarcos Team is developing the Exoskeletons for Human Performance Augmentation. This Iron Man like suit enables a user to carry a man on his/her back or lift 200 pounds without breaking a sweat. Incredible. Information about the user’s movements are sent to the suit’s computer, then is calculated to determine the optimal movement for the exoskeleton, the computer gives instruction to the 30 actuators (one for each joint in the machine), and finally, enables movement. This all happening almost simultaneously to the user’s movements!
…um. Yeah. Robots will kill you.