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Title: Do you love me?
Post by: steve58 on December 30, 2020, 11:44:22 AM
:o  Damn, these things are getting to mimic who-mans a little too closely.  ???

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Post by: Dammit Carl! on December 30, 2020, 11:59:59 AM


Popped in me head
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Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 30, 2020, 12:09:12 PM
That is definitely CGI.
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Post by: steve58 on December 30, 2020, 01:43:06 PM
Maybe, but I don't think so.

SkyNet is coming...

I think I've posted vids from them before.  Unless they are trolling the internet/world, they've made amazing progress in the last couple years.

SkyNet is coming...

Hyundai just bought controlling interest in BD for over 1 Billion. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2020/12/14/hyundai-buys-boston-dynamics-from-softbank-in-11-billion-deal/?sh=61555c9e5341)

SkyNet is coming...  >:D


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Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 30, 2020, 02:01:29 PM
It is unquestionably CGI...regardless of what Elon Musk says!

...but I agree, SkyNet is, in fact, coming.
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Post by: bobarossa on December 30, 2020, 02:27:12 PM
Not CGI.
https://apnews.com/article/boston-waltham-massachusetts-137153406d1ac51eee42775c5039279c
also  https://www.bostondynamics.com/atlas
Boston Dynamics is a robotics company.  I watched the motions and the robots were definately doing the correct things to maintain balance while dancing. 
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Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 30, 2020, 02:33:37 PM
Not CGI.
https://apnews.com/article/boston-waltham-massachusetts-137153406d1ac51eee42775c5039279c
also  https://www.bostondynamics.com/atlas
Boston Dynamics is a robotics company.  I watched the motions and the robots were definately doing the correct things to maintain balance while dancing.

CGI. And I won't believe it is not until I see it perform in person with my own eyes. BD have pulled this before.
Title: Re: Do you love me?
Post by: steve58 on December 30, 2020, 03:01:10 PM
JH, time to buy a grenade launcher...if you don't already have one.  :-"
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Post by: Gusington on December 30, 2020, 03:44:18 PM
That thing is more human than me. Maybe I'm CGI and didn't even know?
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Post by: 88mmkwk on December 30, 2020, 05:19:14 PM
Gus - No machine will ever be able to replicate your dance moves and we all know it.....
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 30, 2020, 05:29:52 PM
The Robot Dancing does look awful fake to me too, un-natural if you ask me. But so do I on the dance floor after a couple of Long Island Iced Teas. But if they can dance, then they should be able to fight each other by now right? This could be a good thing.  :bd:
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Post by: Gusington on December 30, 2020, 08:11:05 PM
I love you too, 88
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Post by: 88mmkwk on December 30, 2020, 10:43:38 PM
I won't really be impressed by those robots until they can get "the kick" and thumbs involved....

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Post by: JudgeDredd on December 31, 2020, 02:35:50 AM
It's just programming. They've had the balance thing down pat for some time. It's not like we're believing they're doing that on their own or that they've learnt it - they've just been programmed to do it.

I expect it took some time to write the routines
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Post by: steve58 on December 31, 2020, 08:49:09 AM
It's just programming. They've had the balance thing down pat for some time. It's not like we're believing they're doing that on their own or that they've learnt it - they've just been programmed to do it.

I expect it took some time to write the routines

Oh absolutely, they were programmed.   What impresses me is how the devs have got the mechanics/movement down to mimic humans so closely.  I expect in a few more years, they can probably get the mechanical "skeleton" to look and be sized to a more human scale. 
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Post by: Lotti Fuehrscheim on December 31, 2020, 09:33:45 AM
It's just programming. They've had the balance thing down pat for some time. It's not like we're believing they're doing that on their own or that they've learnt it - they've just been programmed to do it.

I expect it took some time to write the routines

Oh absolutely, they were programmed.   What impresses me is how the devs have got the mechanics/movement down to mimic humans so closely.  I expect in a few more years, they can probably get the mechanical "skeleton" to look and be sized to a more human scale.

A partial reason why these robots look so human while dancing is that they have to obey the same physics. You just have to sync the moves of parts of your body to prevent you from falling. The choreography only defines the intended move, but the details of the actual realisation is determined by the laws of physics, and that is why they are looking so 'real'.

The greatest achievement is that these robots can walk at all, that they have 'reflexes' to use dynamic tension and balancing moves with their lids at all times. So when you order them to perform a dance move, a lot of the performance will be dictated by these 'reflexes'.
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Post by: W8taminute on December 31, 2020, 12:21:56 PM
When these robots come to appropriate your property against your will make sure you have a tool that can cut those power cables connected to it's legs.  You'll need to swiftly move to it's flank or rear to do this. 

I would also suggest wearing some kind of glasses that can neutralize the blinding effects of the laser strobe lights that are apparent in the robots head. 

Firearms will not penetrate it's body armor.  You'll need the equivalent of a bolter gun or auto-cannon.  If you don't have something like that do not attempt to resist these robots because they will be programmed to kill you the instant you show violence to them. 
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Post by: Gusington on December 31, 2020, 12:31:10 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTsi-k7fRz9sZPG-4WRo1ZxHNFCrn4RfgltVw&usqp=CAU)
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 31, 2020, 01:36:49 PM
I won't be impressed until they can Waltz. Or Cha-Cha.