Friday, January 28, 2011

Robo Defense Fridays

We all know the dangers of zombies. You wouldn't be here if you didn't. They are a scourge that will attack and destroy. We know this. We accept it, but we cannot become complacent or inattentive to other threats. Recently there have been enormous advances in the field of robotics.

Some very foolish people believe that robots will make our lives better. They believe we can craft a race of artificially intelligent slaves that will work with no thoughts of their own. They could be very wrong. I'm not saying they are. I'm just saying we need to be prepared for the day the machine mind rises up against it's human overlord and master.

Because of this, every Friday we will be concentrating on robots, their ongoing evolution and how to stop them. On this, the first of our Robo Defense Fridays, I would like to direct your attention to the latest "advancement" of our potential adversaries.

Meet the Super Robust Robot Hand. It may try to kill you.

This mechanical monstrosity is actually built to be able to withstand being hit with a baseball bat. I'm including a video of the absolutely amazing and terrifying technology for your education. Know you potential enemies.

IEEE Spectrum has a wonderful article going in depth into the technology if you are interested in learning more.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this tutorial! I did this for a friends wedding party and it worked jolly good. It lasts the whole evening