A practical application for sure ... and fresh on our minds from SWMBO and I
recently taking care of her Dad the last six months of his life. Mobility,
along with help with bodily functions, are what most families have to pay
some third party dearly to do for their elderly relatives if they themselves
are not trained to do so.
I was wondering where Waldo was. Some of them will even help you rip
off a car door...assuming you have a pressing need to rip off car
On Sat, 31 May 2008 20:25:34 -0700, Dan Coby wrote:
The interesting thing about the HULC is that it's being aimed at
commercial sale. And that it will carry its own power source with it.
That Sarcos exoskeleton is great but look at the bundle of cables hanging
off the back...
The video claims that the final Sarcos product was be completely self contained.
We will see how things finally work out. (Was I the only person that thought
the suit from the IronMan movie was totally overshadowed by the little power
As I said, my friend and I were very impressed by how naturally the Sarcos
unit operates. It makes the 'loader' from Aliens look 'clunky'.
On Sun, 01 Jun 2008 14:07:05 -0700, Dan Coby wrote:
Servos will do that for you. The Aliens one suffered from the general
movie thing of trying to look like you'd expect 'robot like things' to
Same principle as the Stealth fighter being jet black. It's not the best
colour for the mission it had to fly, but the Generals with the purse
strings *expected* it to be black because it flew at night.
Many industrial robots use the same servo principle so that people can
'train' them to do new tasks. In learning mode a huge multi-ton robot
just sits quietly and you can push and twist it around as if it weighed
nothing. After the training it can do the same moves again with uncanny
human-like movements, even with huge loads on it or at multiplied speeds.
Spooky to watch.
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