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Video: Transformer Robots Are Not Autonomous Yet

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jmiller
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jmiller   12/31/2012 11:51:36 AM
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I agree that projects like this encourage youngsters to become involved in science and math and I applaud the efforts of those involved in creating this.

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Nancy Golden   12/30/2012 7:50:20 PM
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Actually it is probably the same in most endeavors, Scott. I am also a horsewoman and I frequently bring guests to ride my horse so that they can enjoy the experience of being on a horse and relax in a country setting. It amazes me how many people think you just get on and kick and the horse will respond - that it too is easy to come by. They have no idea how much time and effort it takes to create a relationship of mutual trust and respect with a horse and the training involved - they just see cowboys jump on and gallop off and they think they can do the same. Media has distorted so many areas of our lives - not just electronics...

Sometimes I pause and just wonder in amazement when I am using my oscilloscope. That I can actually see an electrical signal visually and measure it in nanosecond resolution - WOW! Something so simple - we forget how incredible that is when we use our equipment everyday...

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Scott Orlosky   12/30/2012 7:20:07 PM
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Nancy.  How true. It's amazing to me how quickly consumer electronics as a class of technology has created a sense that technological development "just happens".  On the one hand it makes incredible electronic tools available while on the other hand it creates a sense that these engineering marvels are easy to come by and will continue to be.

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Nancy Golden   12/30/2012 5:58:14 PM
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Which is also a bit ironic - the American public is somewhat desensitized to the wonders of the engineering behind this type of technology because of their exposure to media creations such as the transformers - most won't have an understanding of the engineering marvel behind the design...

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Scott Orlosky   12/30/2012 5:53:50 PM
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This is a neat development.   Once again the toy/cartoon/movie/entertainment complex points us toward the future.  At least there is probably already a significant market demand for this product when they are ready to release it.

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Nancy Golden   12/29/2012 2:22:56 AM
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I agree - that video was just a blast to watch! Whatever else - it is a great way to get kids excited about engineering. It will be interesting to see how this transformer evolves over the next few years.

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Greg M. Jung   12/28/2012 10:02:16 PM
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Absolutely outstanding demonstration of creativity, imagination and engineering.  The complexity of synchronizing all those servo motors together is exceptional.  To make a robot walk is challenging enough, but to create a design that can easily transition from both a car to walking robot is very tricky. Great job.

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