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Karagin
04/01/12 11:17 AM
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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Kickstarter-Mech-Robot-Warfare-Battle,news-14445.html
Karagin

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CrayModerator
04/01/12 01:50 PM
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That is awesome. I figured through most of the 80s and 90s I'd never see walking 2-legged robots in my time, as slow as development was.

But here they are, kit-built and piloted by netbooks and virtual reality visors.
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

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KitK
04/02/12 11:41 AM
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And firing wads of plastic at each other, too.

Oh, and I noticed primitive "mechs" were predominantly quads.

KK
Hythos
04/03/12 10:26 AM
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That is awesome. I figured through most of the 80s and 90s I'd never see walking 2-legged robots in my time, as slow as development was.

But here they are, kit-built and piloted by netbooks and virtual reality visors.




http://mech-warfare.com/

I wrote a paper on the economics of 'disposable income' back in '93, and outlined bipedal robotics' combat-competition... Nice to see that someone's less lazy about it than I am! Hahah

Just because you don't see news releases from R&D companies working on a project like you do about Boston Dynamics' "look at the barely functional yet absolutely impractical designs we've made", doesn't mean they're not out there.
25 years for a platform is worth the wait - vs Osimo that's all hype, or RC-cars converted into 12" tall bipeds without motion-control. True, visubility is rewarded with funding (again, reference Boston Dynamics), though just stick around a lil bit longer. The real stuff is almost here .
KamikazeJohnson
04/17/12 03:01 PM
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Researchers have had walking bipedal robots for years...the problem has been designing one that could walk across something other than a flat floor. We meat machines have a sensory feedback system that is difficult to replicate.
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His_Most_Royal_Highass_Donkey
04/17/12 03:59 PM
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We meat machines have a sensory feedback system that is difficult to replicate.




Really!?!

My parents had no problem with doing just that. They even did it a couple of times. =P
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