Cool Robot Videos? Here's 9 of 'em!
How far has robot technology developed in the last few years? Enjoy these YouTube videos to find out!
Dig the Big Dog
Need a robot that can transverse rough terrain? Check out Boston Dynamics' "BIGDOG" robot. As irritating as the whirring motors are, BIGDOG practically scampers up hills, over branches, through snow, and only stops at fire hydrants.
Boston Dynamics has developed this funky little robot that can leap like a grasshopper. Propelled by a little arm, this robot can launch itself over 25 feet in the air. Excellent for getting over fences and slam-dunking basketballs.
Antonio Stradivari is weeping in his grave
In a demonstration of how useful and precise human-analogue robots can be, Toyota developed a robot that can play the violin. Cool? Yes. But how good is it at Guitar Hero?
Instead of hitting it with a hammer...
Why not give your unsolvable Rubik's cube to this robot? Oh yeah, a hammer is significantly more enjoyable.
Using a concept straight out of Star Trek, these prototype robots can join themselves together to form one large device. At least, they will be able to some day -- when they actually work.
Evil Robot FISH
Okay, not really evil. As far as I know. But this extremely lifelike robot simulates the swimming motion of a fish. See? Robots can be very useful. Well, maybe not this one...
Asimo is Awesome...o
Honda's Asimo project is probably the most impressive robot in the world. Look! It can run in circles.
Who says robots can't be cute?
Meet Actroid. She can respond to questions, simulate human movement and expressions, and is rather adorable in a silicon way. Hook her up with Data!
Finally, what we really want to see:
Robot Wars! Watch Blendo take on DoMore.
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