HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
REGISTER   |   LOGIN   |   HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Asimo
Ann R. Thryft   3/21/2013 1:16:23 PM
NO RATINGS
tekochip, how cool to actually see Asimo "in person," as it were. I'm envious.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Human Gait
Ann R. Thryft   3/21/2013 1:14:17 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree about the importance of funding. But all the dollars in the world won't replace ingenuity and creativity. That's one of the reasons why you get the funding.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Asimo
tekochip   3/21/2013 8:20:04 AM
NO RATINGS
Honda has a pretty nice demo at Disneyland. I was in Anaheim for a conference and saw the show with their robot Asimo. The bipedal robot will walk up stairs and also stand on one leg to kick a ball.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Human Gait
Cabe Atwell   3/20/2013 10:47:10 PM
NO RATINGS
I see. Funding was their advantage. It is truly the case in ever facet of business. The more money one has, the more impact they will make.

To this day, I have yet to see someone become the next big whatever without financial backing. Kickstarter is definitely allowing those who could not finally make progress.

Same goes for robotics apparently. Some people are making weak example of robotics, while others are mimicking life.


C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Human Gait
Ann R. Thryft   3/20/2013 1:42:13 PM
NO RATINGS
Boston Dynamics does indeed deserve their excellent rep. But the answers to why are more mundane: a) They had military funding way before most other robot companies, and b) they had the foresight to start working on biomimicry in robotics before anyone else. They've also been really good at operating in stealth mode under the radar.



Ceylon0
User Rank
Silver
Ancestors
Ceylon0   2/20/2013 2:14:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Hmmmmmmmmm...

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Human Gait
Cabe Atwell   2/14/2013 11:17:49 PM
NO RATINGS
Boston Dynamics certainly has excelled past the competition. Itís truly a night and day comparison. I should investigate how they got that this point more. ďAncient AliensĒ perhaps? C

plasticmaster
User Rank
Silver
Re: Human Gait
plasticmaster   2/13/2013 12:21:04 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the video Cabe. I just spent the last 30 minutes perusing the Boston Dynamics website. Unbelieveable! It's here, now. NOW watching the movie "iRobot" doesn't seem so much like fantasy as it does a peek into the future.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Human Gait
Cabe Atwell   1/29/2013 5:26:25 PM
NO RATINGS
These guys should take some cues from Boston Dynamic's PETMAN. After watching the PETMAN video you will realize, someday that thing will be busting down doors for the U S of A.



C

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Human Gait
Greg M. Jung   1/25/2013 11:41:10 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm really impressed by the efforts made to give this robot a gait that closely matches actual human movement.  I also appreciate the toe and heel strike motion of this robot as shown in the video.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
These are the toys that inspired budding engineers to try out sublime designs, create miniature structures, and experiment with bizarre contraptions using sets that could be torn down and reconstructed over and over.
Connected sensor-enabled applications will improve the consumer experience -- and generate new revenue streams.
PowerStream is deploying the microgrid at its headquarters to demonstrate how people can generate and distribute their own energy and make their homes and businesses more sustainable through renewables.
Printrbot unveils its all-metal Printrbot Simple, bringing durability to low-cost 3D printers.
Today's robots should be respected, and humans should be wary of their growing skills and sophistication. Quite simply, robots are better than us in a lot of ways. Here are 10 of them.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
2/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
12/18/2013 Available On Demand
11/20/2013 Available On Demand
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 21 - 25, Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: April 29 - Day 1
Sponsored by maxon precision motors
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service