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2018-03-04 11:40:18 AM  
ED209

/I'm sure it's only a glitch
 
2018-03-04 11:55:43 AM  
this has been around for a while. The hand and arm articulation is impressive.... but.....   it can't balance on its own it is supported by chains and the leg operation is controlled by operators that are off camera.

I would have been more impressed if they had a demo for just the arm the operator using a control glove to control the arm.
 
2018-03-04 12:21:15 PM  
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2018-03-04 12:41:46 PM  

Elfich: this has been around for a while. The hand and arm articulation is impressive.... but.....   it can't balance on its own it is supported by chains and the leg operation is controlled by operators that are off camera.

I would have been more impressed if they had a demo for just the arm the operator using a control glove to control the arm.


^ This ^
 
2018-03-04 12:42:47 PM  
we're almost there....

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2018-03-04 12:45:42 PM  
If the robot reminds you of something straight out of a Transformer's movie, you're not too far off.

then you're not an old bastard like me.

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2018-03-04 12:48:46 PM  
Method 2 Is A Hulking Robot Straight Out Of Science Fiction (HBO)
Youtube f4LYGil7kOo
Here is a better clip. The one in the article was about 10 seconds for me.

Looks more like an application in tele-operation rather than independent robotics. And the developer says as much.
 
2018-03-04 12:51:28 PM  

Ishkur: we're almost there....

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This movie was the first thing that came to my mind, as well.

Childhood me has been ever so very patient; can I haz yet?
 
2018-03-04 12:52:36 PM  

Gordon Bennett: If the robot reminds you of something straight out of a Transformer's movie, you're not too far off.

then you're not an old bastard like me.

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2018-03-04 01:06:56 PM  

Gordon Bennett: If the robot reminds you of something straight out of a Transformer's movie, you're not too far off.

then you're not an old bastard like me.

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Colonial Marines.  Oorah.
 
2018-03-04 01:14:39 PM  
I think it's a financial scam on par with Mollar's skycar.

Quick D - The Method Robot
Youtube Tmy-lwcsu78


It's a couple million worth of industrial controls and waterjet cut parts. If there has been a hundred million spent, it's been creatively funneled to offshore bank accounts.
 
2018-03-04 01:20:24 PM  

wildcardjack: I think it's a financial scam on par with Mollar's skycar.

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It's a couple million worth of industrial controls and waterjet cut parts. If there has been a hundred million spent, it's been creatively funneled to offshore bank accounts.


This.
No way in hell someone spent 100 million on that trash. Thing can't even stand on it's own. 1 million tops for all the money spent on producing unique parts and fitting them together as a "working" mockup.
 
2018-03-04 01:49:32 PM  

Ishkur: we're almost there....

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To the Best of the Worst episode with Robot Jox?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s76vZ​A​TqLrE
 
2018-03-04 02:08:25 PM  

kyleaugustus: Ishkur: we're almost there....

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To the Best of the Worst episode with Robot Jox?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s76vZA​TqLrE


I like how they just basically admitted that it wasn't a bad movie at all and had no business being a candidate for BOTW. It did an admirable job with the budget it had.
 
2018-03-04 02:19:41 PM  

Elfich: The hand and arm articulation is impressive.... but.....   it can't balance on its own it is supported by chains and the leg operation is controlled by operators that are off camera.


And "development of the Method-2 cost over $100 million."

That number can't be right.
 
2018-03-04 02:21:43 PM  

zamboni: Gordon Bennett: If the robot reminds you of something straight out of a Transformer's movie, you're not too far off.

then you're not an old bastard like me.

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Get
Get away
Get away from
Get away from her,
Get away from her, you
Get away from her, you biatch!

That gif is awful

/LORD UP IN OF THIS TIME biatch
 
2018-03-04 02:53:55 PM  
"the entire robot is held up by two enormous chains since it doesn't have the best balance."
"Development of the Method-2 cost over $100 million"


$100 million on a forklift with legs that can't even balance itself? WTF did you blow all that money on? Surely they must mean ₩100 million.
 
2018-03-04 04:55:44 PM  
Why the obsession with 2 legged walking robots? 3 legs would be better 8 legs would be beast mode
 
2018-03-04 05:05:26 PM  
Chicks.
Dig.
Giant.
Robots!
 
2018-03-04 05:39:55 PM  
Looks like something out of Titanfall
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2018-03-04 06:59:05 PM  
That's not a robot.
 
2018-03-04 07:24:09 PM  

Elfich: this has been around for a while. The hand and arm articulation is impressive.... but.....   it can't balance on its own it is supported by chains and the leg operation is controlled by operators that are off camera.

I would have been more impressed if they had a demo for just the arm the operator using a control glove to control the arm.


I agree.  The impressive part is the arm control.  The legs...meh.  Replace them with treads and you have something close to a very useful disaster rescue/construction tool that can potentially go into relatively small areas.  Plus you eliminate large vibrations caused by its footsteps which could cause rubble to shift.
 
2018-03-04 07:28:00 PM  

jaytkay: Elfich: The hand and arm articulation is impressive.... but.....   it can't balance on its own it is supported by chains and the leg operation is controlled by operators that are off camera.

And "development of the Method-2 cost over $100 million."

That number can't be right.


That's not really that much for what we're talking about, especially if it ends up being sold to the military, which regularly spends billions to develop new systems and hundreds of billions to buy them.
 
2018-03-04 08:54:58 PM  
But can it sing?
SPARC Demo4
Youtube iZunfG5mJ68
 
2018-03-04 10:30:36 PM  
eh id rather have battle armor.
 
2018-03-05 12:15:45 AM  
Internal power to weight ratio?

HUD?

Can it kneel?
 
2018-03-05 03:43:13 AM  

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Yeah, but their sister company, the one that does sushi?  Awful.

/blobfish??
 
2018-03-05 11:39:44 AM  
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2018-03-05 12:07:57 PM  
The first thing I thought of was the Avatar AMP suit. Which was also (like this) not a robot, but a suit of powered armor.

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" Son, I take care of my own. You get me what I need, I make sure that when you rotate home you get your legs back, your real legs."
 
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