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What Makes a Robot Fish Attractive? Robot Fish Moves to the Head of the School

ScienceDaily (Mar. 1, 2012) — Probing the largely unexplored question of what characteristics make a leader among schooling fish, researchers have discovered that by mimicking nature, a robotic fish can transform into a leader of live ones.

http://www.scienceda...20301113345.htm



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Sorry, just had to. It's fascinating. I remember when in SeaQuest mimicking fish tail was just complete fantasy.

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Another metal beast from Boston Dynamics.

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^ You beat me to it. I've just posted this on the Facebook group.

http://io9.com/58905...mmal-ever-built

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We both track Io9.com ;)
Boston Dynamics is years ahead of Honda's Asimo.
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Amazing... (You just know my ignorant nitpicks are coming after this)

Are its legs supposed to be that way around? Why haven't they copied an actual Cheetah?

Also, will it have moving feet for extra leverage? I mean, it's early days, but even the LS3 (Alpha Dog production model), didn't have actual, movable feet, and used weird looking pads/rockers instead.
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Amazing... (You just know my ignorant nitpicks are coming after this)

Are its legs supposed to be that way around? Why haven't they copied an actual Cheetah?

Also, will it have moving feet for extra leverage? I mean, it's early days, but even the LS3 (Alpha Dog production model), didn't have actual, movable feet, and used weird looking pads/rockers instead.


I thought the robot cheetah was running backwards. :derisive: Looked like it.
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Don't get me wrong. I'm impressed. This marks the point at which a legged robot can outrun me. If I can get to 18mph sprinting, I doubt I can maintain that speed for long. This thing 'll keep going until it runs out of petrol...

...and this is just the start. I read elsewhere that the progression schedule was for 20mph by the end of 2012, so it's already exceeding target goals. It could potentially be much faster.

Though if they can get the bipedal robot, Petman, which has the potential to go anywhere a human can, out of the lab, and then they get it to sprint, I really will be scared.

Edited by Deadbolt, 06 March 2012 - 12:54 AM.

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Don't get me wrong. I'm impressed. This marks the point at which a legged robot can outrun me. If I can get to 18mph sprinting, I doubt I can maintain that speed for long. This thing 'll keep going until it runs out of petrol...

...and this is just the start. I read elsewhere that the progression schedule was for 20mph by the end of 2012, so it's already exceeding target goals. It could potentially be much faster.

Though if they can get the bipedal robot, Petman, which has the potential to go anywhere a human can, out of the lab, and then they get it to sprint, I really will be scared.


Yeah, I'd be quaking in my boots at the sight of companies of Petmen charging toward us at 30 to 45 mph, carrying weapons way too heavy for humans to carry.
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Though if they can get the bipedal robot, Petman, which has the potential to go anywhere a human can, out of the lab, and then they get it to sprint, I really will be scared.


Don't be :) One day, once we reach level of mind uploading that Petman may be your "sleeve".
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Though if they can get the bipedal robot, Petman, which has the potential to go anywhere a human can, out of the lab, and then they get it to sprint, I really will be scared.


Don't be :) One day, once we reach level of mind uploading that Petman may be your "sleeve".


I wouldn't be so sure until we figure out a way to protect the electronics from an EMP blast.
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Actually, deep down, I want robots to wipe out humanity. Not because I'm misanthropic, just because that makes for a pretty cool dramatic turn of events. I'll still be scared when I'm being shredded by cyborg panthers with grinder faces.

Robots and AI entities are our successors. We'd rather become them, but if they do away with us, it's not all bad either. Our children will go on to better things.

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I'll still be scared when I'm being shredded by cyborg panthers with grinder faces.


You've got an vivid imagination, I'll give you that.

I'm pretty sure someone is gonna come up with something far worse - stuff only nightmares are made of. There is no limit to what robots/machines can do.
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I wouldn't be so sure until we figure out a way to protect the electronics from an EMP blast.


Such ways exist already :) Most of the military tech is protected, if you've seen those rugged case laptops they are carrying around for example. Air Force 1 is also build to withstand an EMP, classified technology though :p Conumer electronics don't have such protection because it's thought unnecessary but perhaps by the time of mind uploading it's gonna be available :p

So why the cheetah doesn't extend its legs to full lenght btw?

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ARMARIII Robot learns to wipe tables by watching a human



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Swimming robots break world distance record in Pacific

Four robots have set a new distance world record, swimming more than 3,200 nautical miles (5,926km) across the Pacific Ocean.

The previous Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered at sea by an unmanned device was 2,500 nautical miles (4,630km).

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Robotic jellyfish fuelled by hydrogen invented

Engineers in the US say they have invented a hydrogen-powered robot that moves through water like a jellyfish.



From http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-17444008

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Robotic Technology Lends More Than Just a Helping Hand

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While Robonaut 2 has been busy testing its technology in microgravity aboard the International Space Station, NASA and General Motors have been working together on the ground to find new ways those technologies can be used.

From http://www.spacedail...g_Hand_999.html
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IBM's Watson To Be Trained In Cancer


http://www.huffingto..._n_1372426.html

The medical training of IBM's speedy Watson computer will continue with a residency at a renowned Manhattan cancer hospital.
IBM and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center said Thursday that they will add the latest in oncology research – and the hospital's accumulated experience – to Watson's vast knowledge base, and keep updating it.
The result should help the hospital diagnose and treat cancer more quickly, accurately and personally, they said.
"The capabilities are enormous," said Dr. Larry Norton, deputy chief for breast cancer programs at Sloan-Kettering. "And unlike my medical students, Watson doesn't forget anything."
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IBM's Watson To Be Trained In Cancer


http://www.huffingto..._n_1372426.html

The medical training of IBM's speedy Watson computer will continue with a residency at a renowned Manhattan cancer hospital.
IBM and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center said Thursday that they will add the latest in oncology research – and the hospital's accumulated experience – to Watson's vast knowledge base, and keep updating it.
The result should help the hospital diagnose and treat cancer more quickly, accurately and personally, they said.
"The capabilities are enormous," said Dr. Larry Norton, deputy chief for breast cancer programs at Sloan-Kettering. "And unlike my medical students, Watson doesn't forget anything."


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Boston Dynamics' latest robot:



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