Quick Hit for robotics lovers here as Labor Day wraps up.
When following a link earlier this week over to Robosingularity, I have come across a bundle of videos that impressed me and that seemed worth passing on to my more technology-minded readers.
Here they are:
- Monkey with Robot Arm
(Warning: A scene of a monkey stuck in a box might seem unsettling to some, but he seems unhurt and untroubled to me.)
- Starfish Self Modeling Robot
(High concept stuff, but very cool. The idea of a robot “visualizing” different attempts at walking to “figure out” the best one — including situations when one leg is damaged — is intriguing to me.)
- Real Transformer Robot
(This one is on the list just for fun.)
- Danny’s fully automated Lego Rubik’s cube solver
(This one seals it. I MUST get a Lego robotics set. Then, I MUST get some time to play with it.)
You might note that all of these covered four consecutive entries (listed in reverse) on the Robosingularity blog. I don’t know why you might note it, but you might note it.
For the record, I built a robot once when I was a kid, although I was disappointed in the result. A couple of cardboard boxes, a few cardboard toilet paper rolls, and a couple of old gloves from your mom doth not a very high-tech robot make.
I hope your Labor Day was a good one!