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(Engadget)   University of Michigan creates world's fastest running robot. Forget Sarah Connor, get it a helmet and a playbook   (engadget.com) divider line 30
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2011-08-15 08:26:47 PM  
An OSU fan post containing only picture in 5....4.....3..
 
2011-08-15 08:59:58 PM  
Robogump?
 
2011-08-15 09:20:58 PM  
somethingsomethingsomethingneverbeatingyourbetters
 
2011-08-15 09:26:24 PM  
I think the robot designers played QWOP too much
 
2011-08-15 11:48:46 PM  
meh, Herbie Hancock did it cooler almost 30 years ago

farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2011-08-16 06:22:56 AM  
Yeah, at 6.7mph I think it would be an improvement for them.
 
2011-08-16 06:48:49 AM  
Dukebot sucks
 
2011-08-16 07:32:35 AM  
Seriously UM/Darpa, Comic Sans MS??? Seriously??? How the f*ck are we supossed to take you seriously...
 
2011-08-16 07:35:19 AM  
Well at least we know won't be sneaking up on anyone
 
2011-08-16 07:52:08 AM  
images.wikia.com
 
2011-08-16 07:55:38 AM  
Nothing compared to this robot (pops nsfw ads). It walks on two legs for over 2 minutes with no support beam!
 
2011-08-16 07:59:46 AM  
Yeah, but can you kick it like you can Bigdog and it's 2 legged relative?
/too lazy to find and post links
 
2011-08-16 08:03:26 AM  

calbert: meh, Herbie Hancock did it cooler almost 30 years ago

[farm7.static.flickr.com image 491x361]


you get out of my head!
 
2011-08-16 08:46:30 AM  
It all makes sense now. Robots don't need shoelaces.
 
2011-08-16 08:55:23 AM  
Forget Sarah Connor, get it a helmet and a playbook

...and then it can do ads for Fox NFL Sunday.
 
2011-08-16 09:25:32 AM  
Crush the Humans!
file.vintageadbrowser.com
 
2011-08-16 09:25:57 AM  
That thing's not sneaking up on anyone.

/noisy
 
2011-08-16 09:35:49 AM  
Go Blue!
 
2011-08-16 09:37:27 AM  
I somehow doubt it would be able to do that when it's not rigidly connected to that pole in the center.

/another vote for BigDog
 
2011-08-16 09:41:01 AM  

lewismarktwo: Nothing compared to this robot (pops nsfw ads). It walks on two legs for over 2 minutes with no support beam!


Accent: I somehow doubt it would be able to do that when it's not rigidly connected to that pole in the center.

/another vote for BigDog


That's not a support beam. It keeps the robot walking in a circle.
I thought the same thing when I first started working as a concept artist with a robotics group.
The robot can stand on its own without that, it would just run off to the horizon.
 
2011-08-16 09:49:48 AM  

browneye: Go Blue!


and take the Lions with you!
 
2011-08-16 09:52:37 AM  

FarkinPcola: lewismarktwo: Nothing compared to this robot (pops nsfw ads). It walks on two legs for over 2 minutes with no support beam!

Accent: I somehow doubt it would be able to do that when it's not rigidly connected to that pole in the center.

/another vote for BigDog

That's not a support beam. It keeps the robot walking in a circle.
I thought the same thing when I first started working as a concept artist with a robotics group.
The robot can stand on its own without that, it would just run off to the horizon.


If we learned anything from Conan this is a bad idea.. they are just making it stronger... angrier...

/barbarian, not the ginger
 
2011-08-16 10:03:47 AM  

video man: Yeah, at 6.7mph I think it would be an improvement for them.


Huh? For jokes to be funny, they kind of need a sliver of reality to work from.

Michigan has sucked donkey balls the past few years (at least by their standards -- ask Washington State if they'd like a 7-6 record), but the one thing they had was speed. It was a downright unhealthy obsession of RichRod's. No power, no fundamentals, no technique, no intensity, no cohesion, no brains, but lots of speed. The QB rushed for 1700 yards last season for eff's sake.
 
2011-08-16 10:16:05 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-08-16 10:40:18 AM  

FarkinPcola: That's not a support beam. It keeps the robot walking in a circle.
I thought the same thing when I first started working as a concept artist with a robotics group.
The robot can stand on its own without that, it would just run off to the horizon.


Looks to me that the beam is also providing the robot power (via a shaft?). If so, no, the robot would not stand on its own without it, and consequently, would not run off to the horizon either. I'll be impressed when the robot is self powering (battery/gas engine, whatever) and can navigate on its own.

As of now, this thing just gave me one hell of a chuckle
 
2011-08-16 10:53:13 AM  
FTA:"...human-like weight distribution...with springs similar to tendons for movement 'like a real runner.'"

I have never seen a human run like that. Ever. Well, except at the special olympics.

/oh, I'm going to hell
 
2011-08-16 11:03:16 AM  

dragonchild: video man: Yeah, at 6.7mph I think it would be an improvement for them.

Huh? For jokes to be funny, they kind of need a sliver of reality to work from.

Michigan has sucked donkey balls the past few years (at least by their standards -- ask Washington State if they'd like a 7-6 record), but the one thing they had was speed. It was a downright unhealthy obsession of RichRod's. No power, no fundamentals, no technique, no intensity, no cohesion, no brains, but lots of speed. The QB rushed for 1700 yards last season for eff's sake.


That is all well and good, but the only thing that matters is how many games you win.
 
2011-08-16 11:07:49 AM  

FarkinPcola: lewismarktwo: Nothing compared to this robot (pops nsfw ads). It walks on two legs for over 2 minutes with no support beam!

Accent: I somehow doubt it would be able to do that when it's not rigidly connected to that pole in the center.

/another vote for BigDog

That's not a support beam. It keeps the robot walking in a circle.
I thought the same thing when I first started working as a concept artist with a robotics group.
The robot can stand on its own without that, it would just run off to the horizon.


I think i understand what it is for, but the robot looks unstable - and appears to be rigidly attached to the beam.
I could be wrong, but that thing just plain looked drunk.
 
2011-08-16 01:16:48 PM  

Shostie: Robogump?


*STOP!*
 
2011-08-18 01:31:04 PM  
Isn't there a college football player named John Connor? The robot doesn't even need special programming.
 
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