Monday, March 17, 2008

This Could Be It Folks

Check out this video of a robot with incredible balance abilities. The noise is annoying so I recommend muting it but the things this beast can do are incredible.

The frightening thing here is that at the end of the vid it says that it was funded by DARPA. The way I see it, that means that this thing can't be that far from having guns mounted on it. Forget the Turing test, a robot that can't be knocked down, moves like a gazelle and carries an arsenal of weaponry on its back doesn't have converse with humans it just has to know how to shoot at them. We're fucked.

Matt

5 comments:

J said...

The day of our horrible horrible well balanced robot overlords is upon us. We should just start the resistance now and get it out of the way.

Brian Patrick said...

I saw this... it's a bit disturbing. I think it's the animalia part that is so concerning. I'm gonna have nightmares.

AdamB said...

it's defintely in the uncanny valley.

it just looks So lifelike! creepy!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

AdamB said...

you wanna see something else scary in that kind of way, google pleo torture.

David said...

I saw this and it creeped me out too! But the loopy legs were kind of cool...