Need A Hand?

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Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?

Boston Dynamics latest dog robot has a hand to open doors and such.

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lawngnome's picture

Clever girl

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eh's picture

SkyNet will decide our outcome in an instant when robots are shown to be more efficient and less self-destructive.

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phanto's picture

Are they doing this autonomously or are they remote controlled by a human operator?

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Soeveth's picture

Its most likly a combination of preprogrammed responces, but the robot decides what responces to an obstacle to use.  Eg, robot sees a door, then it decides what kind of door it is( can I just push it open or does it have a handle).  this one has handle. it knows it cant open non pushable doors so it calls for help over a network.  A robot that has the right tools then says I can help and comes and does a  preprogrammed action how to open a door of this type. once its opened repsponced over the network ok door is open you can go through.  Other robot then goes through.  

 

All the actions most likly has feedback from senors to help them overcome issues like if the door is heavier, which way to open the door, something on the other side of the door is blocking the path, etc. 

 

Dont worry skynet isnt close to happening yet. 

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thegent's picture

theres a few months left yet

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