Bioloid

giovedì, gennaio 21st, 2010

robot goes climbing on its own

da Engadget di Darren Murph

It’s a well documented fact that the Robot Apocalypse
is only a matter of weeks, moments or scores away, but today we’re
facing the grim reality that it may already be underway in certain
sections of Germany. Thanks to a tie-up between whiz kids at the
Technical University of Dortmund and University of Manitoba, the
so-called Bioloid you see above can actually scale walls on its own. As
in, autonomously. The robot doesn’t rely on a predefined motion
sequence; instead, it looks up and figures out the most efficient way
to get from the bottom to the top based on the X / Y positions of the
grips. Future versions of the critter will utilize a full-on vision
system, but hopefully we’ll have outposts established on Mars by then
in order to maintain some semblance of freedom. Peep the horror show
after the break (if you must).

Continue reading Bioloid robot goes climbing on its own, will one day rip you from your hiding tree

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