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Title: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 08, 2015, 06:51:24 am
 Take a look at this video. Robots have come a long way.
Once they get artificial intelligence, we're doomed, they will take over.

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/M8YjvHYbZ9w?rel=0
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: jayj200 on April 08, 2015, 08:38:41 am
if it barks like a dog
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: Michael Bush on April 08, 2015, 09:03:06 am
"No robots were harmed in the making of this video" lol
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: Dallasbeek on April 08, 2015, 02:59:33 pm
Somebody has to be controlling it -- direction, etc. 

It would be a great pack "mule" for military use or for back country.  And you wouldn't have to feed and water it.
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 09, 2015, 01:18:20 am
They work on batteries so that would be a problem keepin them charged.
Jim
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: Maggiesdad on April 09, 2015, 09:08:24 am
Somebody has to be controlling it -- direction, etc. 

It would be a great pack "mule" for military use or for back country.  And you wouldn't have to feed and water it.

I believe it directs itself. The sequence of how it climbs the stairs and it's limb placement on the steps is interesting. Maybe it has downward facing cameras on that head array?

..wonder if it can detect snares, lol.
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: Dallasbeek on April 09, 2015, 10:52:47 am
It obviously has gyroscope(s), since it can't be toppled.  It recovered nicely when an attempt to tip it over was made by kicking it.  But I say it must be controlled to some extent because it went up the hill toward traffic on a street (how would you like to be driving along and see this thing coming out of the woods?), then turned and went back down the hill.  The speed at which it moved was somehow regulated, as well as the direction.

Google "robotic pack mule" and you'll find that is, indeed tested by the military and Google owns the company developing it.  It can carry 400 pounds and travel 20 miles in a day without "refueling".  My quick look didn't determine what powers it.
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: D Semple on June 01, 2015, 12:11:31 pm
Looks like my dogs are safe for at least another generation.

When it can point a pheasant and retrieve a duck out of the marsh I'll be worried for them.


Don
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: sawdstmakr on June 01, 2015, 12:50:24 pm
I'll bet that service dogs and seeing eye dogs dogs would be a great job for these things.
Jim
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: jayj200 on December 11, 2015, 11:37:42 am
do they use energizer batteries
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: sawdstmakr on December 11, 2015, 12:00:56 pm
do they use energizer batteries
Lots :grin:
Title: Re: Jogging companion, what is next
Post by: Richard M on December 15, 2015, 08:55:35 pm
They had things just like that in Papua New Guinea during World War 2.

It ran on oats and if you ran out of food - you could eat it.