One Small Step For a Robot… One Giant Leap For…

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Ford and Agility Robotics have teamed up to build a robot named Digit.

This robot can walk upright on two legs, go up and down stairs, and carry up to 40 pounds at a time, CNBC reported Wednesday.

Ford has taken an interest in this project because this walking robot is part of a long-term plan involving autonomous vehicles. Deliveries of food or mail via self-driving cars will have a way to get from the car to the front door, thanks to Digit. For companies such as Domino’s Pizza and Postmates, this is big news. More

 

Here’s a video of a robotic dog pulling an airplane.

14 Comments on One Small Step For a Robot… One Giant Leap For…

  1. …sure, as long as no one screws with it, gets near it, there are no wind or terrain problems like collapsable molehills, its programmer anticipated EVERY possible situation it could EVER get into, nothing ever wears or corrodes, and none of its sensors or servoes fail or battery plates separate, why not?

    …and, as long as we’re fantasizing, let’s have the sex bots over later to take care of some OTHER stuff we want delivered…

    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/l56fcp/futurama-trashy-robo-sluts

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  2. Terminator is real.
    TRUTH IN THE MOVIES, LIES IN THE MEDIA…
    Silly people,do you think our Govt./Mil.
    is going to actually show you what they
    really have ???

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  3. ^^^Ichor.

    …and to my point above, Talos the robot was easily defeated by the sorceress Media, by simply removing a bolt…

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  4. 1940’s and 50’s B-grade scifi movies contain everything you need to know about robots.

    Like, I’m sure we’re all pronouncing “robot” as “row-bought.” But that would be incorrect!!

    It’s pronounced “row-but” with emphasis on the first syllable (or “row-butt” if you’re a queer Democratic Presidential candidate.)

    (Value of this comment $0.02.)

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  5. Row, row, row your butt, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream. You just know that HAL is lurking around the corner along with Marvin the Paranoid Android. And no one in their right mind calls them row butts. What would Robbie the Robot from Forbidden Planet think? And how about Rock Em Sock Em Robots, they’re not row butts. Row butts sounds gay for some reason.

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  6. One well placed shot to that gyro that things flopping like a fish on the bottom of a boat.

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  7. …a Brave New World.

    One good solar flare or an EMP would render that thing USELESS…

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  8. I just re-watched Black Mirror S04E05 – Metalhead.
    The similarities and design are pretty spot on to this demonstration however,
    left me with an entirely different take on where this is going,,,

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