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May012011

Slightly scary robot

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Just brilliant. Now why can't I do that?

May 1, 2011 at 10:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Today, making the coffee and playing catch - tomorrow, we'll be wondering how we ever managed without robots. Let's hope they don't ever start wondering how they can manage without us!

May 1, 2011 at 11:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

Mostly hype. The 80% success rate wasn't exemplified by showing misses. Not very impressive. Twenty years ago, a British robotics firm claimed they could build a robot that would simulate a Prime Minister with up to an 80% success rate. Of course, for a PM simulator, 80% success means dropping the ball 80% of the time. Anyone heard from them lately?
/sarc

May 1, 2011 at 11:52 PM | Unregistered Commenterjorgekafkazar

That's nothing! just wait until historians in the future dig up what the 60s 70s & 80s engineers could do (until their funding was re-directed into long term failures) similar to what The "Nature rag" done to "Cold Fusion", That energy based revolution was destroyed from the beginning and the image of free and abundant energy was aggressively blackened with lies by the same proponents who NOW promote the "sustainable energies for the future" rhetoric.

Simply hypocritical money scroungers, (It's a ploy of funding their own self interests, It's nothing less and nothing more than that!) They're NOT scientists! but Untrustworthy exploiters of state & private funded research funds.

On a small personal note; I began to build droids, R2D2 type replicas, two years back before I became involved (talked into) going into business for my self. what a waste! I think so, ha ha!

May 2, 2011 at 3:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterSparks

80% success rate? Even Kamran Akmal approaches that.

May 2, 2011 at 7:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterNicholas Hallam

Sparks,

"Cold Fusion" is an oxymoron. Thorium reactors are the way to go. ;< }

May 2, 2011 at 8:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterPerry

"Prime Minister with up to an 80% success rate"

Hmmmm. Whatever you say about Dave Boy & Cap'n Clegg, they can't be robots. An 80% success rate? Even their Mum's wouldn't claim that.

May 2, 2011 at 9:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterMartin Brumby

Regarding cold fusion, the situation seems ......interesting!

There are claims that demonstration generators are being generated by an Italian research group:

http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4212428/Italian-scientists-claim-cold-fusion-success

The concept is a nickel-proton nuclear reaction, not classical D-D fusion.

One thing is clear - someone will have egg on their face soon!

May 2, 2011 at 10:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid Bailey

Very clever and impressive robot. I wonder if it would have advised building the backup diesel generators and fuel tanks for the Fukushima Nuclear plant on ground more than 10m above sea level?

May 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM | Unregistered Commenterlapogus

I hope my wife doesn't see this robot in action making coffee - otherwise I shall be out of a job. Come to think of it, perhaps she should get to see it.

May 3, 2011 at 12:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Pond

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Sep 27, 2011 at 3:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterDan

Amazing, haha it looks a little scary yes, but it is awesome all what it can do.

Nov 4, 2011 at 8:51 PM | Unregistered Commenter4rx

Incredible if I have enough money I will like to buy one robot for my home and help with all the things I have to do
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Nov 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterKaterine Love

watch out Asimo! here come your rival, well maybe not a rival but a good motive to improve in the robotic world, you know in interesting how much has advanced the robotic in the last ten years, I hear that inclusive a robot can Buy Viagra in some places, can you believe it?

Nov 15, 2011 at 1:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterStephen Heller

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