Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Hello Terminator

Article. This robot was made by Boston Dynamics who also made BigDog and AlphaDog which we blogged previously. It seems like robots are finally catching up to human mobility.
It seems as if the goal of the RoboCup challenge might be completed earlier than expected:
By mid-21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win the soccer game, complying with the official rule of the FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.
The movement of the robots used in RoboCup 2011 look pathetic compared to this.

I can imagine them using similar software similar to Google's autonomous car (RBB link) to navigate and patrol the streets. Watson-like technology (RBB link) to interpret and answer questions. I wouldn't be surprised if US army black projects already have more advanced robots than these.

So will they become our servants or destroy us all? It looks scary enough.


Kamiel said...

Real cool stuff,

Butt they should give him a arnold swatnegger skin

cybrbeast said...

The should give it hands first. Maybe the Luke Arm.