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Re: Crikey!
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2016, 04:55:18 AM »
Amazing how far these guys have come in such a short time.  This one below was 2 years ago.  Although, the 1 footed 20 lb test is amazing.


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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2016, 05:34:52 AM »
Incredible. Exciting. Unsettling.
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Re: Crikey!
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2016, 07:32:40 AM »
Incredible. Exciting. Unsettling.

Disruptive has become the buzzword for new ideas that shake a particular market, and the word is used as a positive.  But this stuff is in a different category of disruptive and I am certain that no one truly understands the implications. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2016, 12:12:03 PM »
Karl Marx was a dick. Based his ideas of government and economics on Malthus, which is a fundamental flaw.

Robotics is actually a minor thing. For the forseeable future it's just a more flexible way to do manufacturing. Any and all manufacturing has been machine-based since the 1900's. If you want to nibble at your nails, contemplate artificial intelligence, and realize that a graph of the rate of change from basic awareness to super intelligence will be a hockey stick curve. When our machines are infinitely smarter than us, what happens? Human intelligence has major constraints--neuron communication speed (120 meters per second), storage, processing speed,  constraint on machine intelligence is the speed of light.
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2016, 01:12:54 PM »
Robotics + continuing advances in AI are leading to a future of human labor obsolescence. Not certain that we have the intellect / will to embrace either the challenges or the opportunities.
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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2016, 09:32:04 PM »
Wow, they have come a long way! Gawd help us all that governments will be using these things - weaponized.
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Re: Crikey!
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2016, 07:55:54 PM »
SpotMini - at least they have a sense of humor  :)   

Not in the realm of the 'uncanny valley', but I still I find the movement a bit unsettling or almost creepy.  I don't think I want to see one covered with fur.

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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2016, 08:32:14 PM »
A version of spotmini, dressed up to be cute, will probably be a useful home robot. Fairly expensive--stuff like this doesn't price scale like smartphones, but will scale something like DVRs did--start very expensive, then get pretty cheap right about the time they become obsolete because the overmind has assimilated all the consumers.
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Re: Crikey!
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2016, 09:28:37 AM »
...and milk Bessie when you're done


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Re: Crikey!
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2017, 06:39:44 AM »
Can it dunk?


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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2017, 07:42:18 AM »
The tractor thing is so inevitable I'm a little surprised it's not further along. Tesla's new semi truck is probably about level 3.5 autonomous, though they haven't said so directly.

Learning Fusion 360 has been a revelation into how machines will design machines. The Boston Dynamics robot is amazing, but they're going to get a lot weirder looking quickly with shape optimization for additive manufacturing and generative design. The further I go into the technology, the weirder it gets.

Here's a chair as a human might design it, then optimized by generative design. The last picture is optimized for minimal materials and highest strength. You can pick different materials to test from a drop down menu and then observe the effects of loads from any direction, in any combination.



Here's a load-bearing engine block:


And a lever:


And ten minutes on how it works. If you look at this and don't see self-designing machines you need an imagination reboot.



I see the future, and it looks a lot like H. R. Giger designed it.
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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2017, 08:08:51 AM »
Festo is doing some pretty amazing stuff, most with an element of generative design.



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Re: Crikey!
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2017, 08:29:12 AM »
OK...now I want a mylar  Manta Ray.

Very cool....
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Re: Crikey!
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2017, 04:39:27 PM »
The tractor thing is so inevitable I'm a little surprised it's not further along. Tesla's new semi truck is probably about level 3.5 autonomous, though they haven't said so directly.

This driverless 15 person shuttle is going live this fall in Ann Arbor. 


http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/06/mcity_will_offer_driverless_sh.html

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Re: Crikey!
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2017, 05:41:15 AM »
I am ready to be onboarded:

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