Robocat video

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  1. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Apparently the cat lost the use of his rear legs, and his owner got creative...Elvis is on the move
     
  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    A Robo Cat

    Due to an injury from a truck accident, the cat has no use of its back legs. A need was the reason for innovation. A very caring owner provided mechanical assistance for a cat. A cute video.

    http://www.robotcombat.com/video/elvis_hi.mov

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  3. superninjagoat macrumors 6502

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    I'll give interest. That was great. Where did you find it, and where can I find more info on it. I'm off to Google.
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I feel sorry for the cat. In certain ways it seems cruel. The cat will still have problems with eat and other duties. I have seen a type of platform with wheels that might be easier to use. :(
     
  5. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

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    That poor freakin' cat!! If some idiot, didn't leave it's cat outside, it never would have lost its legs!!!
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think there's a good chance that the cat was perfectly healthy and that the car was remote-controlled... notice how everything but the cat's head is inside the box, so you can't see the mechanism being operated.
     
  7. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Makes you wonder what the use is for it when it's posted on robotcombat.com. This some sort of sick "animal-style" gladiator sport for sick perverted geeks?
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Well, if they're all as, er, "threatening" and dangerous as robo-cat, I think it'd be a pretty boring sport to watch. I don't see bumper-kitties as the next breakthrough TV genre....
     
  9. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    HAHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAH god that cat looks miserable....i see in his eyes.."please god kill me now...im a ****ing trashcan on wheels..."hahahahhaha
     
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Watched it again... obviously, it's not really a robo-cat, which means I don't need to worry that maybe the guy is some cruel bastard who puts the cat in a room full of opened tuna cans, where it wanders around, desperately trying to eat but unable to lower its little head.

    Instead, it's just some cruel bastard who puts his cat into a mechanized box-on-wheels, probably with an open can of tuna inside the box where the cat can't reach.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Ah... more checking shows the source: a Comedy Central Featurette on Carlo Bertocchini (see here).

    Pretty funny.
     

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  12. Doctor Q Administrator

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    He explains that the cat "likes to turn right" and we see the cat spinning clockwise at the end of the video. It looked to me that the mechanism needs adjustment, no matter what the cause, and wasn't really moving the way the cat wanted. I hope he gets the research grant.
     
  13. iBlue macrumors Core

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    poor cat!

    what a ridiculous way to handle that. if the cat's front legs work then stick something with wheels on the hind-quaters and the cat will easily learn to move around. sure it will look pitiful but no worse than the cat looks now and no worse than having no mobility at all.
    oh the "think difficult" approach to life ;) :p
     

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