BD's Latest WOW Bot

Not an April Fools' joke! https://newatlas.com/boston-dynamics-handle-warehouse-robot/59083/

Love those shape-shifting (CG-shifting) robo-rumps. Shake your botty!



"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

- Pablo Picasso

Comments

  • ercoerco Posts: 19,514
    And at the other end of the "useful and needed" spectrum are these self-parking office chairs.

    Now hiring: Chair recharger dude.

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • That is wild, it needs more open space than a non-balancing robot, but still super cool.

  • There's little advantage to self-balancing for the application, it doesn't really provide any
    utility but degrades efficiency and safety and reduces redundancy. Basically an automatic fork-lift
    with some extra manipulation abilities is what is needed for logistics. Suction isn't going to work
    with heavy packages either, so very gimmicky all-told.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,514
    edited 2019-04-23 - 15:04:07
    Boston Dynamics, beat THIS! The girl's hands are a blur, reminds me of the Rubik's cube solving robots.

    Note that the cups have holes in the bottom for airflow. :)

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,514
    edited 2019-04-28 - 16:58:05
    A production-ready BD Spot Mini? Beautiful 2-legged hop.

    Ken, it's high time for another Parallax walker!

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
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