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The Boston Dynamics robots, dancing. Including terrifying snake wolf thing.

Does anybody know much about how they’re powered? They must absolutely gobble the juice. Usually when you see them, they’re corded. I would imagine that’s the main technological hurdle keeping them from being any damn use in the real world.

As the owner of an electric bike, I can say with confidence we don’t have this one worked out yet. Unless they have some top sekret tech.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 29, 2020, 9:42 pm

I knew there was something Santa forgot to leave for me.

Comment from Check Light
Time: December 29, 2020, 10:44 pm

These are all kids-twitching-at-the-prom style dancing.

I’ll be impressed when they demonstrate ballroom dancing.

That said, I believe true artificial consciousness requires embodiment. To be self aware requires, above all, a self.

Boston Dynamics is laying the groundwork here, and it’s pretty cool.

Comment from AliceH
Time: December 29, 2020, 11:11 pm

I love that song, which is basically the same song as Twist and Shout, which I also love.

Comment from OldFert
Time: December 30, 2020, 12:41 am

Toyota has a battery that’ll go 1000 km (a little over 620 miles) and recharge in 10 minutes.


Comment from BJM
Time: December 30, 2020, 3:47 am

The snakehead thing is chilling. The stuff of which nightmares are made.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 30, 2020, 10:32 am

I bet they have a Yoda robot with a light saber they turn loose when these ones get out of hand.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 30, 2020, 12:00 pm

Check out the battery article if you didn’t yet.

Nice link OldFert!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 30, 2020, 1:52 pm

@Uncle Badger: Santa didn’t leave me a robot either, but JavaMan gave me a drone.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 30, 2020, 5:55 pm

A drone? What kinda drone? Drones are kewl.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 30, 2020, 7:53 pm

About 10″ diameter and foldable, durnedyankee. Not sure why I’d want to fold it though. Small camera. Definitely for a beginner. It’s too windy this week to risk it outside, but I can practice in the house or garage.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 31, 2020, 3:01 pm

if you don’t have the geopositioning thingie, yeah, watch the wind.

Used to fly mine in front of the house before the daily wind picked up and made the mistake ONE time of letting it gain some altitude and into a different band of air and BYE BYE!!!!!!!

2 weeks later it was discovered on the roof of a house about 500 yards away. Recovered it, but it’s never been the same since.

Good luck with the indoor flights! I’m too hamhanded to ever manage to keep it from bouncing off Mrs Ds lamps.

When I win the Powerball, I’m buying a good one like the ones with the geostabilizers and range of 5 miles 🙂
So, uh, next never.

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