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(Sydney Morning Herald)   Martial Arts robot created in China, now ready to kick your ass. (sadly, no pics. Farkers?)   ( divider line
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2002-12-30 11:11:14 PM  
I won't believe it until I see it.
2002-12-30 11:11:36 PM  
2002-12-30 11:11:44 PM  
I hear it has a Hong Kong GUI.
2002-12-30 11:11:45 PM  
I'm kinda happy that theres no pics acctually.

2002-12-30 11:13:31 PM  
C'mon show us the goods. Otherwise, it has the credibility of the National Enquirer.
2002-12-30 11:14:31 PM  
So it begins, how long before the thing turns sentinent. I for one, welcome are new robotic ninja overlords.
2002-12-30 11:15:26 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

And by Nintendo no less.
2002-12-30 11:15:44 PM  
Even if they showed an image would you believe it? Imagine the motorized components and gears and all that stuff to get it to move fast/quiet/smoothly.
2002-12-30 11:16:53 PM  
Google Image Search for "Martial Arts robot":
[image from too old to be available]

2002-12-30 11:17:28 PM  
Sad thing is, it could probably kick my ass. :)
2002-12-30 11:17:46 PM  
I suppose it's pointless to point out that Tai Chi is NOT a combat martial art, and is closer to ballet than kung-fu.

Remember Buffy and Angel exercising together in Season 3? That's Tai Chi.

That being said, this is still mighty cool. The balance that requires of a droid (or a human) is incredible.
2002-12-30 11:18:55 PM
2002-12-30 11:19:27 PM  
androids in 3...2...1...
2002-12-30 11:20:14 PM  
"...and it's an EMP to the head ladies and gentlemen. BHR-1 is down for the count!"
2002-12-30 11:20:56 PM  
did somebody say Matrix 4?
2002-12-30 11:21:49 PM  
Umm, Tai Chi can DEFINITELY be used as a combat martial art. Jeez.
2002-12-30 11:22:16 PM  
I read the article. And I found it informative. But after waiting a little bit, I have the urge to go back and read it again.
2002-12-30 11:23:21 PM  
Let me know when they've got one that I can send out into the workforce and retrieve a paycheck. That, and walk my dog when it's cold and rainy.
2002-12-30 11:23:31 PM  
I'm thinking it's more along these lines...

[image from too old to be available]
2002-12-30 11:23:44 PM  
I could do Tai Chi if I wanted too.. But i don't wanna *shifty eyes*
2002-12-30 11:28:54 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
its this guy... i think... nah, he is the russian version.
2002-12-30 11:29:36 PM  
If a ninja robot that shoots candy out of his eyes isn't 100% totally sweet, I don't know what is.

[image from too old to be available]
2002-12-30 11:32:30 PM  
I suppose it's pointless to point out that Tai Chi is NOT a combat martial art, and is closer to ballet than kung-fu.

No shiat?!?! I gotta have words with that Hispanic dude that's been hitting on me.
Wanted to know if I was into Tie Che....


2002-12-30 11:32:59 PM  
Here's an exclusive pic. Please don't redistribute it until the product is released to the market:
[image from too old to be available]
2002-12-30 11:34:27 PM  
I could beat it up
2002-12-30 11:34:38 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2002-12-30 11:37:07 PM  
December 5, 2002
Introducing a New ASIMO Featuring Intelligence Technology
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has released a new model of its intelligent humanoid robot ASIMO which is capable of interpreting the postures and gestures of humans and moving independently in response.

State of the art humanoid robot. 8 billion dollars. Cheap.
2002-12-30 11:37:27 PM  
In the future, the world will be populated by Killer Mutant Teenage Ninja Killer Robots and Raelian clones.

Which side will you be on?
2002-12-30 11:37:31 PM  

Is it just me, or would that pic you posted make a nice Photoshop contest?
2002-12-30 11:39:12 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2002-12-30 11:41:24 PM  
Weren't there "karate robots" in Ice Pirates?
2002-12-30 11:42:16 PM  
Would you put your brain in a robot body?
2002-12-30 11:42:28 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2002-12-30 11:44:31 PM  
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"It can walk with 33cm steps at a speed of 1kph, he said."
No wonder Boba Fett got there first.
2002-12-30 11:44:47 PM  
Are they here to protect us from THE TERRIBLE SECRET OF SPACE?
2002-12-30 11:49:36 PM  
The robot can't be a ninja, because ninjas are mammals.
2002-12-30 11:49:40 PM  
Martial arts? Shadows?

[image from too old to be available]
2002-12-30 11:49:40 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2002-12-30 11:56:55 PM  
The robots will shove/push us down the stairs!

bad joke, explaination: Space robots to protect us from the secret of space Link goes straight to a flash download.
2002-12-30 11:59:29 PM  
Robot women are easy.
2002-12-31 12:01:28 AM  
I made the bad joke first Lynx, but good job on the link.
2002-12-31 12:02:44 AM  
Oops, sorry I missed it.
2002-12-31 12:04:17 AM  
I'll bet it can kick Deep Blue's ass.
2002-12-31 12:09:24 AM  
Dangerous jobs? Like coal mining? Woo!
2002-12-31 12:11:46 AM

"OH, it's a friendly robot...this time"

Watch it, it COULD change your life...
2002-12-31 12:12:43 AM  
2002-12-31 12:16:16 AM  
They named the robot BHR-1? The same model name as this:

[image from too old to be available]

The Jarvis BHR-1 electric-hydraulic hock restrainer for beef.

I'll bet the American made, beef restraining, Jarvis BHR-1 robot could beat up a sissy Chinese tai chi playing BHR-1 robot.

Battle of the BHR-1's!

(fun what you can find with google search)
2002-12-31 12:16:50 AM  
2002-12-31 12:17:06 AM  
Secret: when you read "martial arts", think "marital arts". It's much more fun.
2002-12-31 12:17:24 AM  
i learned and practiced tai chi in the 5th grade
i liked robots in the 5th grade
that was 1987

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