in some cases they really do, e.g. when saving our word documents:
Seeing your own robot fall takes your breath away – this is why this video shows you robots falling which where build by strangers at the DARPA Robotics Challenge this year 🙂
Of course there has been a winner, which you can see here:
It’s amazing what robots already are capable of, even if it still takes several hours to solve simple issues.
New algorithm lets autonomous robots divvy up assembly tasks on the fly (or at least 4 times slower than to bore reality).
In a leap for robotic development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs — making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.
See more on: http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/cheetah-robot-lands-running-jump-0529
During my thesis I did some research about mobile robots. Therefore the Goliath tracked mine, or the ‘Leichter Ladungsträger Goliath (Sd.Kfz. 302/303a/303b)’ in German as one of the first mobile robots always fascinated me. Created in the late 1940 and mass produced between 1942 and 1944 about 7500 of this remote cable controlled mobile bases could carry up to 60kgs of high explosives. Way before modern Robots like the iRobot BigDog or its successors this equally sounding robot is powered by two combustion engines.
After some research I figured out that in my area there is the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden, which is presenting one of this impressive machines. Therefore I went to Dresden an took some photos, which I want to share with you:
Some people also present them in action:
In case there will be an bigger version of the aMoSeRo this robot might share its physical dimensions with it. Also the track system is impressive and in case its operable upside down really well suitable for heavy duty terrain.