Friday, May 11, 2018

The robots are here, hide the children! (video)

KFI (; Pfc. Sandoval, Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
We have a message for the human race: We speak Sign Language. (Asimo will rule!)

Does it have sex with me or just suck?
Boston Dynamics continues to push the limits of humanoid robots.

The robotics company released two videos showcasing the new skills they have taught their Atlas and SpotMini robots.

In the first video, the human-like Atlas was seen jogging across a grassy field before coming upon a log blocking its path.

Bless U2, the religious robot (Catholic)
The robot stops, squats down and then jumps over the log before continuing on.

The second video shows how their four-legged dog-like robot the SpotMini, which will be on sale in 2019, was able to walk around inside their lab without a human controlling it.

We're coming for the organic water bags!
A controller manually walked the robot around the facility allowing it to create a map "of the space using visual data from cameras mounted on the front, back and sides of the robot."

Once the SpotMini had enough data, they let it wander the lab on its own, where it managed to avoid obstacles and even climb stairs without bumping into the railings. 
During the autonomous run, SpotMini uses data from the cameras to localize itself in the map and to detect and avoid obstacles.  Once the operator presses 'GO' at the beginning of the video, the robot is on its own.  

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