Thursday, April 17, 2014

The govt has plans for Robbie

Hilton Collins,, says the government (ours) is mad for robots. And not just those little tin cans that trundle into burning buildings or war zones.

Under the DARPA Robotics Challenge, two-legged humanoids are under development to perform disaster relief.

NASA also has Robonaut--a surgery-performing robot to patch up space travelers.

The Navy has also teamed with NASA to create a shipboard firefighting robot that can climb stairs, open, hatches, and rescue victims. First it must recognize what a hose is.

But--they admit--"there is an awful lot of stuff to do and it won't be easy or cheap."

This is in its infancy. Still, I remember Rosie from The Jetsons. She was cool. I think it was the apron.

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