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Jason California
03-07-2010, 06:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3TGMjJLOl8&feature=player_embedded


http://spectrum.ieee.org/image/1534703
Kojiro is an advanced musculoskeletal humanoid robot under development at the University of Tokyo's JSK Robotics Laboratory (http://www.jsk.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/). Kojiro's creators designed its body to mimic the way our skeleton, muscles, and tendons work to generate motion. The goal is to build robots that are light and agile, capable of moving around and interacting with the physical world in the same way our flesh bodies do.
I met Kojiro (http://www.jsk.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/research/kojiro.html) during a visit to the JSK lab late last year. Masayuki Inaba, a professor at Tokyo University, and Yuto Nakanishi, a researcher and one of Kojiro's main developers, showed me their latest trick: using a PS2 controller to make Kojiro move. In particular, they wanted to demo the robot's spine motion.

more in link
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/kojiro-musculoskeletal-humanoid-robot

Foolish Mortal
03-07-2010, 06:18 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/2vsl1cp.jpg

:scared:

DAVE
03-07-2010, 06:24 PM
Wow, it is WinterRose week on the Bendis Board!

Jason California
03-07-2010, 06:25 PM
Look, we know about the Asimov laws and have already heard the parables of BSG and the like. We will be prepared to avoid the problem. You worry to much.

Petey Parker
03-07-2010, 06:32 PM
http://nerdcityonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/mega-man-cosplay.jpg

Foolish Mortal
03-07-2010, 06:43 PM
Look, we know about the Asimov laws and have already heard the parables of BSG and the like. We will be prepared to avoid the problem. You worry to much.
How much did Cyberdyne Corp. pay you to say that? :mad:

Jason California
03-07-2010, 06:49 PM
How much did Cyberdyne Corp. pay you to say that? :mad:


But seriously though, if after all the review we have had by this time, we ended up getting taken out by our done come'd alive computers I am going to be very pissed off.

R0cketFr0g
03-07-2010, 06:51 PM
But seriously though, if after all the review we have had by this time, we ended up getting taken out by our done come'd alive computers I am going to be very pissed off.

Your hubris will speed your downfall, fleshy one!

Brad N.
03-07-2010, 07:17 PM
We're fucked. Oh, and resistence is futile.

CapnChaos
03-07-2010, 08:03 PM
Well, sure. But can you have sex with it?

dmh3000
03-07-2010, 08:16 PM
It looks like Megaman got it on with a Terminator.

But hey, I would love to have one as my slave if you could promise it wouldn't rebel.

Ahmed
03-07-2010, 11:43 PM
The Japanese sure do love their robots.

WinterRose
03-08-2010, 12:00 AM
Well, sure. But can you have sex with it?

Sooo not my type...

BWC Boston
03-08-2010, 12:35 AM
How does its programming deal with splitting the utility bills?

LordKinbote
03-08-2010, 04:07 AM
I love how any thread about a robot will quickly turn into discussion of robot's eventual rise to power, even if the robot is not one with any built-in AI whatsoever, like this one. :)