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DARPA robot uses stairs
Youtube ^ | 4-12-2012 | Youtube

Posted on 04/15/2012 1:17:08 PM PDT by HenryArmitage

Click here to watch DARPA and Boston Dynamic robot strut his stuff

This video shows versions of DARPA and Boston Dynamics robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups.

A modified platform resembling these robots is expected to be used as government-funded equipment (GFE) for performers in Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2012/04/10.aspx). The GFE Platform is expected to have two arms, two legs, a torso and a head, and will be physically capable of performing all of the tasks required for the disaster...

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: darpa; petman; robot
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1 posted on 04/15/2012 1:17:16 PM PDT by HenryArmitage
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To: HenryArmitage

gee great. maybe that can build one that’s smart enough to take the elevator.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 1:18:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: HenryArmitage

their BigDog is more impressive... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZPRsrwumQ&feature=related


3 posted on 04/15/2012 1:27:46 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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I wonder if they are going to use a lot of this in the development of the exoskeleton they have being working on over the last 10 years. Its more for transportation, put a guy in the suit or the suit/robot itself can so they can carry more equipment.
4 posted on 04/15/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: HenryArmitage

I think the honda asimo already did this a decade ago...or longer.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 3:13:12 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (I take Olive Oyl on me spinach. She said she didn’t go in for that kinky stuff but she does now)
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I think the honda asimo already did this a decade ago...or longer.

I think that thing walked statically, like a windup toy. This one appears to be dynamically balanced - real walking. Anyway I'm impressed.

6 posted on 04/15/2012 3:43:17 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

Next...

“please put down your weapon, you have 20 seconds to comply”


7 posted on 04/15/2012 3:50:12 PM PDT by Raymann
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To: dr_lew

I think you should watch some old videos of the honda robot. It does not appear to be like a windup toy.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 5:38:47 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (I take Olive Oyl on me spinach. She said she didn't go in for that kinky stuff but she does now)
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Here's a 2011 video of Asimo. It does look pretty good, and moves smoothly, but it has broad feet that serve as platforms. It has a shuffling gate because it slides one foot forward while standing on the other, so to me it never really broke free of the walking toy concept. There are a bunch of 2012 Asimo videos which show off its enhanced ability to maneuver, but I think it still uses the same static principles.
9 posted on 04/15/2012 7:42:26 PM PDT by dr_lew
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“a shuffling gait” ( I was away from the terminal and suddenly that popped into my head. )


10 posted on 04/15/2012 7:46:38 PM PDT by dr_lew
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