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Humanoid 'Petman' robot gets an upgrade


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#1    Saru

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:00 AM

The uncannily human-like Petman robot from Boston Dynamics has now been given a head and clothes.

NBC News said:

The creators of the eerily beast-like BigDog robot have shown off a new creation on video. The formerly headless "Petman" anthropomorphic robot has gained both a cranium and a set of clothes — but its jaunty step is still the same, in a video shared Friday.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

Loving these robots. I want to see an upgrade of their cheetah model, a more agile version would be cool to see.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

I like these robots too, but they're scarey at the same time. Will they be stronger physically than humans? Will there be robot police? Will they be able to help little old ladies cross streets?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

The technology is very impressive, the questions is who eventually will be programing these robots in the future and to what end? While I do not worry about them become self aware like some sci-fi movie, I can imagine that HItler, Stalin, Castro, Hussein and any number of former and current dictators would have loved to control an army of these. Unlike your fellow countrymen who may respect the same laws, ethics and even God that you do and therefore be reluctant to merely "obey orders", these have no such loyalties to neighbors and country and conscience. They could make the perfect suicide bomber or assassin; under a despotic totalitarian government they could be lethal enforcers. And remember, these represent only the first generation or so, they will become ever more sophisticated, more agile, more human-like, contain more software and be more adaptable with each new generation. By the time they are off the tether and walking among us, will we even know it?


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

Creepy... Of course it's military clothing. -.-


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

This is very interesting.  I don't think there's anything to fear unless a hacker takes over one or it malfunctions.  Either way, I'm sure there will be probably be some unwanted human intervention should it ever cause any harm to people...


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:03 PM

that is pretty awesome and cool:) but i don't know whether i could personally  trust a machine or robots for many reasons made by somebody else for various reasons and etc.but if i made it then yeah i know i could trust it cause i made it and know what its in there in the machine and robots and technology in general


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:06 PM

but that is funny how humans try to make them more human like machines and robots.its still a machine in the end


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:09 PM

I think its well behind the japanese ones...in that vid it has cable attached for support, and its so jerky...

ASIMO on the other hand, is my fave robot... cool as they come, no wires, no strings, no jerkiness, and the REAL DEAL..they dont put this guy on a treadmill...this one goes out in the real world! Up stairs, downstairs, in circles...AMAZING! (and Japanese)






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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

I assume they try to make them human like so it can perform perfectly one day as a human thus removing the need for mind control of people which although is at a high standard isn't fool proof so the "rich elite" can finally eradicate their main problem,the poor


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

View Postseeder, on 08 April 2013 - 11:09 PM, said:

I think its well behind the japanese ones...in that vid it has cable attached for support, and its so jerky...

ASIMO on the other hand, is my fave robot... cool as they come, no wires, no strings, no jerkiness, and the REAL DEAL..they dont put this guy on a treadmill...this one goes out in the real world! Up stairs, downstairs, in circles...AMAZING! (and Japanese)




Once these guys are fully up and running, I would like to see a battle between the two haha.

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