Cool robot video

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  1. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    http://www.etek.chalmers.se/~almir/ (link to movie is below the photos)

    Maybe not as cool as the mini cooper viral from a while back, but at least this is for real. (Or is it?)
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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  3. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

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    Technology changes so fast that even with hondas headstart it would not make that big of a difference.
     
  4. Flowbee thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Just trying to add a little intrigue to the thread. :eek:
     
  5. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the link.

    It's quite amazing how far we have come in robotics nowdays maybe a little scary as well. However I like that kind of science!
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

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    Fair dinkum... ;) for an unbelievable robot though... have you read this thread caused quite a stir at the time. :p :p :p

    So I understand, he was last seen dancing in a Citroen ad. heheh. :p
     
  7. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    wasn't ASIMO autonomous? This thing has a bunch of wires hanging off of it that could be controlling it.

    Still cool, though.
     
  8. Flowbee thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, that's the mini cooper viral I referred to. Brilliant hoax. Thanks for reposting the link.
     
  9. iGav macrumors G3

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    I believe he used to have to be linked up to a control box, although he wasn't radio controlled, he did require a certain degree of programming, that could well have changed though.

    HUBO is along similar lines, although with more dexterity. It's incredible to think that they only started developing HUBO in 2000. :eek: as Solafaa says, such is the technical progress that even a 14 year head start can be caught up in only 5 years. Amazing.

    whoopsie, I totally missed that reference in your first post. :eek:

    You're welcome. :)

    Now... when can I buy a QRIO and a PaPeRo???? :D
     

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