Started by Cocoa Beware, April 26, 2016, 12:08:23 AM
QuoteAtlas, The Next GenerationOn February 23, 2016, Boston Dynamics released video of a new version Atlas robot. The new version of Atlas designed to operate both outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation and is very adapt at walking over a wide range of undergrounds including snow. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance, and it uses LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects, even when these are being moved. This version of Atlas is about 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lb (82 kg) lbs.In the 2015 Darpa competition of robotics Atlas was able to complete all eight tasks as follows:1. Drive a utility vehicle at the site.2. Travel dismounted across rubble.3. Remove debris blocking an entryway.4. Open a door and enter a building.5. Climb an industrial ladder and traverse an industrial walkway.6. Use a tool to break through a concrete panel.7. Locate and close a valve near a leaking pipe.8. Connect a fire hose to a standpipe and turn on a valve
Quote from: Cocoa Beware on April 26, 2016, 12:08:23 AMMy only concern is when the technological singularity arrives and these guys decide to pay us back for the genocide of their ancestors when we play video games.
Quote from: Mike Cl on April 26, 2016, 09:19:08 AMI had no idea robots were this far along. I wonder how far we are from a combat version?
Quote from: Hydra009 on April 26, 2016, 10:55:29 AMIf you count autonomous drones, we're pretty much already there.
Quote from: Baruch on April 26, 2016, 12:43:15 PMThe reason why the recent military trial of a mechanical mule failed, it is too noisy.There is also the economics ... you don't want a $1,000 missile taking out your $100,000 robot.
Quote from: Mike Cl on April 26, 2016, 11:39:03 AMYeah, drones are robots. But I was thinking of the companion types; the type that travels along with you. Or even the 'power armor' type. The military must be working on it.
Quote from: Mike Cl on April 26, 2016, 02:59:08 PMThat $1,000 missile can still take out our million dollar soldier. So, if a few $100,000 robots can argument the million dollar solider and it be taken out instead of the soldier, the military is $900,000 ahead.
Quote from: Baruch on April 26, 2016, 12:43:15 PMThere is also the economics ... you don't want a $1,000 missile taking out your $100,000 robot.
Quote from: Mike Cl on April 26, 2016, 09:19:08 AMSeems technology follows it's usual path here--sex industry and then killing people.