Robotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now do parkour :datass:

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Favourite robotics company?

Google/Boston Dynamics (Atlas, Bigdog, Wildcat)
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50%
Honda (Asimo)
3
50%
Korea AIST (Hubo)
0
No votes
Lockheed Martin
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No votes
 
Total votes: 6
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PostRobotics thread - Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now do parkour :datass:
by NickSCFC » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:37 pm

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/14/5209 ... n-dynamics

Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that can handle ice and snow, the 29 mile-per-hour Cheetah, and an eerily convincing humanoid known as PETMAN. News of the deal was reported on Friday by The New York Times, which says that the Massachusetts-based company's role in future Google projects is currently unclear.

Boston Dynamics began as a spinoff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992, and quickly started working on projects for the military. Besides BigDog, that includes Cheetah, an animal-like robot developed to run at high speeds, which was followed up by a more versatile model called WildCat. It's also worked on Atlas, a humanoid robot designed to work outdoors.


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PostRe: Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Igor » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:38 pm

cool%story

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Banjo » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:50 pm

Dont be evil, indeed.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by NickSCFC » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:50 pm

One step closer to SkyNet






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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Shadow » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:55 pm

As soon as I heard about this I thought this was the step immediately before their inevitable heel-turn.

Don't do it, Google! We trusted you!

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by SugarDave » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:07 pm

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First we're all that's awesome and then...

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Ironhide » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:58 pm

NickSCFC wrote:One step closer to SkyNet




:shock: Truly terrifying.

Imagine being chased by that.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Shadow » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:14 pm

This is Google taking revenge because we didn't like Google+, isn't it?

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Alvin Flummux » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:02 am

Amazon should've bought them, so we could have our gooseberry fool delivered by pack mule robots.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by 1cmanny1 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:44 am

Next step is Google buying a military supplier.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Mogster » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:40 am

Larry Page was talking about a "hypothetical" Google state at I/O last year, free from restraints. A robot army would certainly help. :shifty:

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Karl_ » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:01 pm

Mogster wrote:Larry Page was talking about a "hypothetical" Google state at I/O last year, free from restraints. A robot army would certainly help. :shifty:



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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Meep » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:10 pm

A corporate state with its own robot army. :dread: Larry Page should lay off the cyberpunk for a bit.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by TheWay » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:45 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Image


He thinks he's a big man now. But when the robot revolution comes, they'll remember that kick.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Alvin Flummux » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:52 pm

I would feel bad kicking something that moves so organically. It'd be like kicking a pantomime horse.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by KK » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:21 pm

It's Metal Gear Solid come to life, isn't it.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Saint of Killers » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:25 pm

When was a kid I'd get all sad about how I wouldn't be around to see all fantastical futuristic gooseberry fool. And then I saw these robots and heard the people behind 'em were working for the US government. All of a sudden the future could go strawberry float itself. Ditto after hearing about Google buying them up.

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by kommissarboris » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:05 pm

Am I the only one who watches the Terminator films and wants Skynet to win :shifty:

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PostRe: Robotics thread - Google buys Boston Dynamics
by Green Gecko » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:58 pm

kommissarbaubles wrote:Am I the only one who watches the Terminator films and wants Skynet to win :shifty:

No, I often wanted to menace to win and see everything go to gooseberry fool.

Probably why I'm into dystopian/post-apocalyptic stuff and cyberpunk. It's the sense of horror but without crappy shock horror gore stuff. It's a genuinely terrifying idea to live in a world like that.

Was probably pretty strawberry floated up.

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