Boston Dynamics redesigns DARPA's humanoid robot with a built-in battery pack

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Jan 21, 2015
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  1. The last time we saw DARPA's Atlas robot, it was annoyingly loud and tethered to a thick cable necessary to supply power. Since then, Boston Dynamics went back to the drawing board and now just two months later, they're showcasing...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    Not sure how this thing looks more menacing, but I'm certainly impressed to see its development. A few more years and these bots should be well on their way to escaping the laboratory (take that as you will).
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,327   +1,974

    Hmmmmm ..... I'm holding out for the one that works as good as Commander Data, but of course comes in the female version ..... LOL
  4. He's beginning to look more like Bender. They should put an antenna on his head.
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  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    Give them another 10-15 years. The basic tech is already developed, it just has to be properly "married."

    I wonder how long feminism would last in such an environment.
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  6. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    You would think it would have bigger feet.
  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,327   +1,974

    By then it probably won't matter since they will have both male and female version with exchangeable parts ..... sort of like the Mr & Mrs Potato head, but of course, different.

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