Human-like robotic arm, with familiar muscles and bones: video

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17 Responses to “Human-like robotic arm, with familiar muscles and bones: video”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great… a first-gen Boomer from Bubblegum Crisis. I for one welcome our new, cyberpunk psychopaths.

  2. Fruity-Oaty-Bar says:

    Looks an awful lot like Sonny from that relatively recent (horrific-travesty-of-what-I-truly-hesitate-to-call-a) film, I, Robot.

  3. Vanwall says:

    Hopefully Asimov’s or somebody’s Robots Rules of Order will be in effect soon – that thing looks like it could twist your neck off.

  4. castores says:

    I’m thinking to make a robot like this so that it works for me when I don’t want.

  5. Derek C. F. Pegritz says:

    Well, HOT DAMN! Looks like I’ll have my own USRobotics NS-5 sooner than anticipated!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of the suit from the game Crysis.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh no, the robots are coming, ahh, run away!

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is intriguing, but I wonder if this has been done before. Sounds familiar.

  9. eio says:

    Whoa!
    Reminds me a lot of the video of All is full of love by Bjork, directed by Chris Cunningham.
    Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjAoBKagWQA

  10. Anonymous says:

    Cool! But it looks like a plumber’s nightmare.

  11. Will says:

    Having used Festool products for three years as a restoration carpenter, I can say that this arm does not surprise me at all. They make really nice, very German tools that you just don’t want to get dirty.

    I imagine the ideal Festool tool would be one of these guys in a box, who got out, unpacked all the other tools, and did all the work for you, cleaned up with built-in vacuum attachment, and repacked itself. Or one of these ladies, who would be welcome on any jobsite I know.

  12. JDspeeder1 says:

    It’s like robo-porn…

  13. everythingiknow says:

    I like the arm, but found some of the other things on the site more interesting. Like the manta ray:
    http://www.festo.com/INetDomino/coorp_sites/en/22ff224c0cba8e40c12572d60033d076.htm

  14. Anonymous says:

    This is pretty and presented in a very slick video package but it’s not really much of an advancement in robotics.

    The recently unveiled Kawada HRP-2 robot is actually capable of learning/mimicking human actions/movements, such as the Aizu- Bandaisan-Odori [a Japanese folk dance]. Plus it can do practical things, such as light industrial work.

    I also doubt that it’s anywhere near as fragile as the series of pneumatic tubes on these posted arm units.

  15. shortfatsteve says:

    I can’t help but notice there are two right arms in the video and no left arms… proof of the right wing conspiracy that I’ve talked about for years with all my sinister friends.

  16. joserayab says:

    That’s the future of Robotic. The next goal will be intelligent moves without human control

  17. gniobgniob says:

    Indeed, robo-porn at its almost best. Makes one wonder what else they can make with their pressure valves and inflating tubes . . .

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