29 May 2012

It's been a little while since I've done a technology post so brace yourselves :)

A new robot "cheetah" has entered the scene.
It's not really a cheetah (of course) it doesn't even have a head, but it is fast (fast for a robot that is).
Fascinatingly the machine is designed to flex and un-flex its back to increase the length of its stride.
It's been designed in conjunction with US defense so clearly military uses are intended, the biggest problem is that without a head there's no brain - how is it going to know what to do?

Okay, I know robots don't need heads to store their brains, technology can put microchips anywhere, but until they sort out the AI on this I don't think it's going to be ready to be released into the wild.
Still very cool tech.

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