DailyDirt: Robot Balancing Acts
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Watching robot demonstrations should be a segment on late night TV — just like “Is This Anything? or “Stupid Pet Tricks.” Robotics labs seem to have an endless number of tasks to train robots to do, and some of them are pretty entertaining to just watch. Here are a few cool videos that show robots doing some nifty balancing tricks (and the last one is the best one).
- This video demonstrates a robot that can balance a pencil, keeping it upright, using visual sensors only. Maybe in a few more years, I’d like to see a robot circus come to my town. [url]
- Keeping an inverted pendulum upright looks like a cool trick. This robot can only move back and forth, so maybe the pencil robot would win in a fight. [url]
- Fast robot fingers can also twirl a pen pretty fast, using both tactile and visual sensors. Great. Now, robots can act bored faster than any human. [url]
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