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    Smile Robots walking over bad terrain, for DARPA

    MechWarrior and Robotech come to life! Robots go for the gold and try not to fall over!

    https://techxplore.com/news/2019-07-...ad-cinder.html

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    Also, it's a funny thing about the names picked for the walking robots...
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    Video of Atlas walking around, stunningly human and yet not

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIyuC7ceFH0

    NASA's "superhero" robot, Valkyrie

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE-YBaYjbqY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Video of Atlas walking around, stunningly human and yet not

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIyuC7ceFH0
    "I'm walkin' here!"
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    I took the opportunity of the links to view other videos of recent robotic development, something I've been doing now and again over the years. It does not bode well for human space exploration. The machines will soon be too capable and economical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7cscb View Post
    I took the opportunity of the links to view other videos of recent robotic development, something I've been doing now and again over the years. It does not bode well for human space exploration. The machines will soon be too capable and economical.
    I confess I find this a good thing. I want a condo on Callisto but I don't want to build it myself.

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    I too find this a good thing.

    I am mindful that all the major national space agencies seem to disagree. I sigh and hope Astro/Taiko/Cosmo/Indo/-naut development efforts will support early for profit space tourism efforts. But I think gubbermint investment in space AI/Robotics promises immense national returns, if a bit further down the road.

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    Slightly different but same thing: robots can now climb sheer rock walls in Death Valley while carefully searching for fossils. We can all go home and wait for the Terminators.

    https://phys.org/news/2019-07-climbi...sky-limit.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Slightly different but same thing: robots can now climb sheer rock walls in Death Valley while carefully searching for fossils. We can all go home and wait for the Terminators.

    https://phys.org/news/2019-07-climbi...sky-limit.html
    They missed a great opportunity for a Skynet joke in the title.
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    I've seen drunks with more poise.

    That's Moravec's paradox for you. We can have computers that paint new Rembrandts and compose music: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/jukedeck

    But Robby? Still out of reach.

    Then too, Harryhausen should have designed evolution and Bonestell, the Moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by publiusr View Post
    But Robby? Still out of reach.
    Robby shuffled.

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