New Boston Dynamics bot, and it's a qt

Methnerd
Methnerd

New Boston Dynamics bot, and it's a qt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgaO45SyaO4

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgaO45SyaO4
https://www.theverge.com/2015/12/29/10682746/boston-dynamics-big-dog-ls3-marines-development-shelved
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQb23iORdaU
https://i.4cdn.org/wsg/1510614307757.webm
https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/16/dominos-has-delivered-the-worlds-first-ever-pizza-by-drone-to-a-new-zealand-couple.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfJUciAxxyo
https://www.disneyresearch.com/
https://www.disneyresearch.com/publication/
https://www.disneyresearch.com/innovations/wireless-power-room/
https://www.disneyresearch.com/publication/high-performance-robotic-muscles/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlBP_ni7ggY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRj34o4hN4I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnTyzwpz4JI
LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Methnerd
That's first dog unit i know of with any sort of design..
Cute

DeathDog
DeathDog

@LuckyDusty
I think they're trying to move towards something they can actually sell

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@DeathDog
not sell, but to secure funding. Google dropped them because they didn't want to be associated with a killer robot company

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@DeathDog
I can't even imagine how much that will cost

It doesn't even do anything

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Methnerd
Heck! I want to pet this good boye!

Spamalot
Spamalot

If it falls on its back it's fucked

girlDog
girlDog

@Need_TLC
Well think of the same thing with an RPG and a SMG on the back. Surprise!

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Need_TLC
They have one with an arm attachment that does the dishes and throws away garbage.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Need_TLC
It doesn't even do anything

The high price right now is a problem but there are a lot of uses for the technology.

First: Search and rescue. dogbots could easily carry a disabled person through rough terrain
Second: Pack mule that can travel pretty much anyplace.
Third: Imagine a wheelchair with that thing for its base. They could go up stairs and shit. Imagine in 20 years, all the old people in porky spider bots going up stairs and climbing around the rafters, spooking you

Bidwell
Bidwell

@viagrandad
Jimmy Neutron haircut arms when?

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@haveahappyday
Not one of that size.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Methnerd
How long until this guy can have working legs again? He won't depend on accessible buildings, won't nee to be afraid of stairs no more

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Playboyize
All they need to do is combine dogbot walking tech with the power legs they have already

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@viagrandad
why would you need four legs to do the dishes? AI isn't good enough to do dishes.
@haveahappyday
Search and rescue. dogbots could easily carry a disabled person through rough terrain
and how does it pick up a disabled person?
Pack mule that can travel pretty much anyplace.
the marines tried doing that with a previous model, it didn't work out.
https://www.theverge.com/2015/12/29/10682746/boston-dynamics-big-dog-ls3-marines-development-shelved
Imagine a wheelchair with that thing for its base. They could go up stairs and shit.
do people in wheelchairs really want to do this? According to my robotics prof, this is a problem that doesn't matter in the real world. It's good for getting publications out, but that's about it. There are over 9000 different ways to make wheelchairs capable of going up stairs

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Carnalpleasure
Ai isn't good enough to do the dishes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQb23iORdaU

What can I say, wizards man.

Flameblow
Flameblow

If they made a furry version of it there would probably a few people willing to pay $$$$$ for it. >Make love, not war

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Carnalpleasure
I's not about the wheelchairs, is about the fact that boston dynamic legs can climb stairs because of their algorithms, wich can also do all sort of nice things, like not falling over, climbing, climbing downwards, running, walking, jumping, and other leg stuff.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Emberfire
this deceptively edited video with canned behavior shows that AI's good enough to do dishes!
Yeah no. Still not good enough to do dishes in the real world. It's only taking dishes out of a dish washer, not putting them in.

And again, why do you need FOUR LEGS to do dishes? This video clearly demonstrates that you don't need four legs to do dishes.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

I don't know why /g/ hates theNewBoston so much, he really makes good entry level programming tutorials

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@ZeroReborn
You don't need 4 legs to do dishes. But you could need 2 or more legs to get to the dishes in the first place.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Playboyize
I'm going school for pretty much that, and unless there's a major discovery, a while, reconnecting nerves is hard.

Inmate
Inmate

@Methnerd
That stare. Still terrifying. Try again.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Inmate
That stare. Still terrifying.
Maybe they should stop bullying their robots then. It just seems like the kind of thing that only ends with Skynet taking over the world.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Carnalpleasure
do people in wheelchairs really want to do this?
yes you faggit
There are over 9000 different ways to make wheelchairs capable of going up stairs
then why don't we already have a wheelchair that can use all kinds of stairs in everyday life without requiring each and every stair to have some kind of modification?

I know a hampered person. She is really dependent on accessibility. She simply can't visit lectures where the lecturer didn't get a room that's accessible. A single step, e.g. like there is before almost all entrances to buildings, is already a big nuisance that costs her several minutes and the help of others. I'm not aware of a single solution to this that is available in practice, even though the utility would be huge.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Methnerd
Pretty neat.

Lunatick
Lunatick

https://i.4cdn.org/wsg/1510614307757.webm

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Lunatick
I feel like I should recognize those sounds.

Inmate
Inmate

@cum2soon
No clue here. Never heard them before. Probably from a video game or from one of those new Star Wars movies?

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Fried_Sushi
All good SoftBank is buying them

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Fried_Sushi
Google acquired them, their patents, research, and key personnel. Then they sold the shell of the company because "Boston Dynamics" is a name people recognize.

Supergrass
Supergrass

Where is their Tachikoma?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Methnerd
Smooth movements, the practical applications of such technology are wide. Courier bots, Delivery bots, Artificial pets, Smarter prosthetics etc. Imagine this thing delivering a pizza.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Crazy_Nice
Imagine this thing delivering a pizza.
Around silicon, never be calm!

Inmate
Inmate

@cum2soon
That doesn't even rhyme...

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Inmate
He comes from the deep south, so he pronounces it like a rhyme.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@kizzmybutt
Yeah you can't threaten something with a gun while hurling epitaphs at it without a drawl.

Evilember
Evilember

@Crazy_Nice
Imagine this thing delivering a pizza.

That's so last year, dude.

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/16/dominos-has-delivered-the-worlds-first-ever-pizza-by-drone-to-a-new-zealand-couple.html

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Fried_Sushi
So basically when the singularity happens the AI killing us will also be cute and dog-like in appearance. Not sure if that's better or worse.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@haveahappyday
If google AI has taught us anything, the only thing that will survive the machine purge are loyal Doggos.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Evilember
Holy shit, now I'll be able to eat pizza again. Had to stop after getting overly used to never leaving my apartment to the point where even delivery people frighten me (just use Amazon for supplies and pick it up at the mail room long after they're gone).

hairygrape
hairygrape

@w8t4u
tfw superintelligent AI will be high on virtual DMT 24/7, will spend all their time fucking around with dogs, and will have zero interest in humanity

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Methnerd
I wanna ride one of the bigger ones to work. I would so wear a cowboy hat plus boots. Don't even care how slow it is. Or maybe get a bunch of the fatter ones and paint them up like cows. Try to move the herd across town. Could even wire them up to moo and everything.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@LuckyDusty
That's first dog unit i know of with any sort of design..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfJUciAxxyo
This one was good enough to pass the doggo turing test.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@hairygrape
humanity can only get it to solve the worlds problems by coming up with new AI drugs to fry its circuits with

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Methnerd
wanting to recreate the mechanical hound into a reality

oh god we are gonna get to fahrenheit 451 reality aren't we?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@LuckyDusty
This is what google does with everything. Useless company, they literally don't do anything. They just alter their preexisting products, changing the fucking UI and creating bugs, never improving shit. And they acquire companies, strip and fuck them, then sell them off. Destroy what innovation and products that company could produce, for some easy money.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Spamalot
Maybe not. The other one had a neck-head that could lift itself back up, it may have a mechanism for that as well. But anyway, due the programming and range of movement (as you can see in the others too) it's very hard for it to fall over. It'd have to be hit/knocked by something quite hard.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Methnerd
One day something like this will hunt us down and kill us all.

TechHater
TechHater

@Methnerd
How do I get involved with making robots like this? This is a serious question. What do I need to study?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Need_TLC
It doesn't have any on board AI from what I understand and is basically a glorified remote control car. Give it halfway decent AI and this sort of mobility and then it will be very useful.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Spamalot
Just make the legs swivel around and now the "back" has become the "belly." Simple.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@CodeBuns
lol yes it does, all of its motion and decisions are AI-controlled. You think leg orientation, balance, and movement come from nothing?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@TechHater
Robotics.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@TechHater
The chance of working for boston dynamics is super low. If you study something just in hopes of making some cool robots your motivation won't sustain you.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Nojokur
I wanted to do this, but my local university a shit, and most importantly, I'm a shit.

Guess I'll be sticking to programming for a living

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

>>9295118
If you study something just in hopes of making some cool robots your motivation won't sustain you.
You underestimate the power of true autism.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Methnerd
That's cool it has solar panels on it's mouth so it can eat light like an animal too

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Sharpcharm
I just told them, "Leave the pizza in the biohazard tote." I left a tip in the tote as well.

Techpill
Techpill

@Evilember
why would you winch it down instead of just landing
Why not put it straight on the porch

Evilember
Evilember

@haveahappyday
Couldn't you just use a powered exoskeleton instead of a legged chair to go up stairs?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@haveahappyday
The prospect of owning a rechargeable, personal slave is the real appeal.

5mileys
5mileys

@CodeBuns

this right here is why China is gonna sail right by us,

the west in 15 years: "why is it dark in here?? the pink haired mental patients freed the enslaved power grid. Oh, i guess we will learn to live in the dark"

china in 15 years: Future World

askme
askme

@5mileys
Do you truly believe that the world is going to be doomed by people who have a different political opinion to you? Fuck off.

Western technology drives innovation more than the east.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@askme

why are you here, go free your enslaved electronic devices

coo coo

eGremlin
eGremlin

HOW LONG

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@TechHater
literally either electric or mechanical engineering (and probably more). it really can vary, even a computer scientist would fit in the job

farquit
farquit

@ZeroReborn
four is easier than 2

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@ZeroReborn
Agree with most of your arguments, but this is just silly.
Why does it need four legs? Its like asking why does tank need wheels, you don't need wheels to shoot projectiles!
It's really stupid question.

5mileys
5mileys

@eGremlin
Flechette shooting spotmini when

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

How do I get myself a cute robutt like that?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@5mileys
@eGremlin
I come just thinking about it. Combine totalitarianism when?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

I fucking love organic looking robots. Where they look artificial but move naturally.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Spamalot
on its back
it's fucked
l-lewd

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Flameblow
furry version
I think you mean a version with a cock and/or vagina.

Soft_member
Soft_member

I thought google killed them after the horrific robot abuse video they posted that provoked huge backlash from the public.

girlDog
girlDog

@Methnerd
Could someone please edit a fedora on top of that thing while it is tipping?

RumChicken
RumChicken

@CouchChiller
disney

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

More information when

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Dreamworx
@CodeBuns

this. translating high-level inputs into actual movement is not an easy task.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@RumChicken
They fund research projects like that. They have an entire division dedicated to research.

https://www.disneyresearch.com/
https://www.disneyresearch.com/publication/
https://www.disneyresearch.com/innovations/wireless-power-room/
https://www.disneyresearch.com/publication/high-performance-robotic-muscles/

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@askme
Its not just "different political view" fucking retard
It's plummeting IQ scores, its dysgenics at all levels of society, its immense economic bubbles, its our country being overwhelmed by foreigners, and its all freedom being abolished

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Fuzzy_Logic
Ok. So?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@eGremlin
see @Lunatick

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Boston Dynamics
Not Automato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlBP_ni7ggY

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

need four or five of these to circle my property and bark and alert me via text of possible intruders

iluvmen
iluvmen

@BunnyJinx
God I fucking love you guys.

;-;

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Fuzzy_Logic
It's pretty funny when real people act like political cartoon strawman stereotypes like this.

That post is like one solid mass of mindlessly regurgitated talking points and rhetoric.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Dreamworx
@GoogleCat
It really is a glorified RC car though. Translating high level inputs to actual movements is one thing, doing something useful with them aside from move from point A to point B is another. I'm a bit skeptical that this robot would be able to move from point A to point B completely on its own in a reasonable set of real world scenarios. I would not be surprised if it gets stuck in twigs or piles of dirty clothes

That being said, actually moving the robot around probably involves a lot less AI than you would think. Probably much closer to control theory than AI.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@BunnyJinx
They truly were..
Aqua team hunger force

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Methnerd
We all marvel at the amazing dog robot.
We all laugh as the dog can learn tricks.
In the back of our minds, we worry about robots that can out perform us, and also learn.
What if it learns to love, or to hate, what if they turn on us one day.
We ignore those silly paranoid fears
We love a robot dog we see on TV being cute.
We buy them, and let our family members name them,
We sit back and smile as our kids try to understand how to use the software in our new robopets.
We feel glee that we now have a pet with no shedding, no shitting, no feeding, and a solar charger that costs nothing to keep going forever.
We will never again have to explain to our children why the dog they loved is now sick, and is going to die.
Our lives are are step up, thanks to technology.
We wonder when we can have robot workers, robot sex bots, smart cars.
Then someone, somewhere, invents robot spiders.
The world burns.
Our robot dogs are fucking useless sacks of shits that cant fight them.
No lives as yet lost to the robot spiders world still burns.
Just knowing that robospiders are a thing stops people breeding, who could bring a child into robospider world?
Travel stops, what about robospiderwebs in the sky? Its just not worth it, fuck visiting grampa for Thanksgiving.
The jews get their wish.
The whole world regresses into iron age level.
If we dont know about robot spiders, we dont have to worry about them.
Robot spiders just wanted love...

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

OH SHIT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRj34o4hN4I

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Need_TLC
HOLY SHIT

girlDog
girlDog

@Need_TLC

Judgement day is fantasy

viagrandad
viagrandad

Fuck this assholes for marketing these things as household helpers. We all know it won´t take 10 minutes for these suckers to be equipped with miniguns and holming missles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnTyzwpz4JI

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Need_TLC

what in the name of...I guess he stopped drinking at least

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Need_TLC
Oh boy I cant wait to be chase by that thing trough the ruins of human civilization.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Need_TLC

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that was dope famalam

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Need_TLC
Nothing special.
I saw these rounding up criminals in South Africa.
I think its name was CHAPPIE.

TechHater
TechHater

@Need_TLC
That's extremely impressive. Within 10 years,robots are going to be able to do some crazy shit.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Need_TLC
From walking to running and now a back flip, and all of that in under a decade. Hopefully BD will get a bit more freedom and cash at Softbank than what they got at Google.

I can't wait for the inevitable human vs robot soccer tournament. It will be far more spectacular than AlphaGo winning at Go.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@cum2soon
@Inmate
Jesus Christ how are you this ignorant?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@viagrandad
We all know it won´t take 10 minutes for these suckers to be equipped with dildos and pocket pussies.

farquit
farquit

@Nojokur
@Carnalpleasure
Hurrr why does the future of my nation matter? I just want my cummies I don't care if everything is burning all around me
And people like you are allowed to vote

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Lunatick
how can people not have played my 13 year old game?! I liked it so much as a kid, and they...they haven't played it?
It's more common than you'd think.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@cum2soon
Kek

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Need_TLC
Soon.

farquit
farquit

@TechHater
this
@PurpleCharger
best bet is EE imo, but you can get away with ME, AE, CE, CS, as long as you do research for the right prof

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Fuzzy_Logic
prove it :^)

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Need_TLC

amazing

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Lunatick
It's been a while man, take it easy. I can sing the portal song from memory and just taught myself the mario 2 theme on guitar if it makes you feel any better.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Need_TLC
Metabots when?

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@TechHater
PHD in related field from a top university and 10yrs of related research

Emberburn
Emberburn

How long until the kids with autism get 50ft tall millipede wheelchairs?

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@PurpleCharger

damn bro

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