Story 2014-05-31 3NA Robot Velociraptor Now Fastest Thing on Two Legs

Robot Velociraptor Now Fastest Thing on Two Legs

in robotics on (#3NA)
story imageKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology's (KAIST) MSC Lab Has Built A Two Legged Velociraptor Robot with a very interesting design, beating Boston Dynamics' Cheetah 28.3 mph speed record [youtube] by a thin margin:
"The dinosaur, whose name literally means "swift seizer," roamed the earth some 75 million years ago, during the Cretaceous Period. Once a feathered carnivore, researchers have turned the bipedal creature into a 1.5-foot-tall, 6.6-pound racing robot, with a peak speed of 46 km/h (28.58 mph.) The Raptor sports a tail for dynamic balance control and an Achilles tendon to absorb shock..."
Original Article (Korean)
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Impressive (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-31 23:44 (#1ZM)

It's very impressive seeing it get over those obstacles at that speed with no hassle.

Re: Impressive (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2014-06-01 21:18 (#200)

Getting over the obstacles? No hassle? Did you not see its tether go taught? Without that tether it would have fallen asimo over tit.

However, more importantly, it's a planar biped.

Planar bipeds are not interesting. Everyone in the robots community, apart from students who work on planar bipeds, will be cringing at this "advance". The little robot in the icon at the corner of the summary is more interesting, from a robotics perspective.

Re: Impressive (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-01 22:49 (#201)

I watched it again, and you are right. It looks like the tether keeps it on the treadmill.

Re: Impressive (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-06-05 11:45 (#20T)

Uh, the summary photo/icon is the same velociraptor robot. What are you talking about?

Re: Impressive (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-05 21:10 (#20X)

I'm talking about the *icon*. You're confusing the photo with the icon. This should be clear from the fact that you used the term "photo/icon". Look at your settings for the image preferences and re-evaluate what you wrote.

Then stop starting sentences with "Uh".

Eventually, you may be coherent enough to be able to post under a real identity without bringing shame upon yourself. But that might be years away, you have a long way to go.

Re: Impressive (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-06-08 22:48 (#218)

My god phatphil, and nice real identity by the way, are you really so dimwitted that you think everyone sees icons by default? We don't, you slow witted cretin, which is why I asked what the devil you were blathering on about. With as lightly trafficked a site as this, a reasonably savvy and moderately intelligent human would address things actually visible. You are clearly neither savvy nor minimally intelligent nor even courteous. You're a bloviating fool in rightful obscurity muttering to himself about the unfortunate shape of the clouds in the sky. Enjoy this tiny bit of attention; it's more than you deserve you ungraceful twat.

Re: Impressive (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-11 21:32 (#220)

Are you really so dimwitted that you think that everyone sees the photos?
Silly question, as obviously you are, as you were the one who demonstrated the confusion before I had to explain reality to you.

How many hours did it take you to pen your reply? You still have errors in it, for reference.

Termiraptors! Velocinators! (Score: 3, Funny)

by on 2014-06-01 03:05 (#1ZP)

Everybody, it's been nice to know you.

How soon... (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-10 02:55 (#21D)

...before they start showing up at the Olympics??