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WKetel
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Re: Wildcat and big dog: both impressive.
WKetel   11/6/2013 8:00:26 PM
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goafrit, that is my point, sort of. American Football, which is more violent than soccer, at least during the games and between players. Soccer is strategy, skill, and speed, while football adds some serious impacts, actual tackles, and blocking. That is where a robot of some form could have a serious advantage, possibly with the option of leaping over an opposing player, which would be awsome, no doubt, or else just continuing to run after being tackled. And a robot able to take the ball and run a touchdown just a bit faster than those chasing might have a whole stadium standing for the play. It would be awsome to see that "big dog" robot grab a ball and sprint 90 yards for a touchdown, even more if the opposing team was just inches behind. I am not sure if there is a similar play in soccer.

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Re: Wildcat and big dog: both impressive.
goafrit   11/6/2013 10:02:11 AM
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No no - the football here is not American football. It was tried in soccer which is global FOOTBALL. I am not sure how you can do this with American football with the sacking. The soccer one looks at the collaborative part of the project.

WKetel
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Re: Wildcat and big dog: both impressive.
WKetel   11/1/2013 8:56:44 PM
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goafrit, I was not aware that it had actually been tried. Another really interesting concept would be to just put two robots on each team. Quite possibly a robot might break when sacked, but possibly not. It would be interesting no matter what.

goafrit
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Re: Wildcat and big dog: both impressive.
goafrit   11/1/2013 8:17:41 PM
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>> Consider the possibility of two teams of these robots playing pro football. Such an interesting possibility.

That exists actually. There is the Robo World Cup (soccer though). It evaluates how teams can work together to build better robots collaboratively. They use sports to test how efficiently the robots can work in teams if deployed in some challenging environments.

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Re: Gotta Crawl Before You Can Run
goafrit   11/1/2013 8:15:24 PM
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>> This version is only seen on a flat surface, but the Bigdog and Ls3 are much more robust and can be seen marching through some pretty rugged terrain

I will like to see what the military uses. I know they must have cracked some of these systems but leave them classified. From Stanford to CMU, this has been going on for decades and I can assume, the Army has a really better one which no one has seen.

 

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Boston Dynamics does great work
Terry.Bollinger   10/15/2013 10:43:02 AM
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I once commented to a bunch of robot builders about the importance of the fast-cycle, no-holds-barred Skunkworks methodology for getting innovative new systems up and running. The Boston Dynamics guy there instantly chimed in that they are true believers in the Skunkworks methodology for doing exploratory (pre-hardening) designs. The proof is in the pudding, or in this case, in the galloping robots! BD really does do great work, even though watching their robots in action scares the bejeebers out of me sometimes... :)

zhgreader
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N years ago there was a 6foot robot runing
zhgreader   10/13/2013 11:38:24 PM
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that was on youtube, too, but now we can not access to this web site.

poor youtube.

MeasurementBlues
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Re: Live demo??
MeasurementBlues   10/10/2013 3:48:15 PM
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Maybe a student robot? See my comment just below.

MeasurementBlues
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Robots by students
MeasurementBlues   10/10/2013 3:28:25 PM
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In nearby Worcester, students design and build robots. Robots at the university level.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Live demo??
Max The Magnificent   10/7/2013 9:42:50 AM
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@kfield: MUST get thisi as a demo at DESIGN West!!!!

Yes Yes YES!!!

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