DailyDirt: Robots Doing The Heavy Lifting

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Robots are cool in so many ways. People usually think of them as huge machines that are clumsy and awkward. However, robots come in all sizes nowadays -- and they're getting smaller while still being able to do some tough jobs. Bots aren't just vacuuming our floors. They'll soon do a lot more tasks autonomously and replace a lot of physical labor. Here are just a few examples of robots pulling (sometimes more than) their weight. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

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    Anonymous Coward, 11 May 2015 @ 6:42pm

    with a small enough robot, it's not that impressive for it to lift 100x its weight.

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      nasch (profile), 12 May 2015 @ 9:32am

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      Are there other robots that can lift 100 times their weight while climbing straight up a wall?

      but this one is designed to be harmless to the wearer.

      And the others aren't?

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        Michael Ho (profile), 12 May 2015 @ 4:59pm

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        And the others aren't?

        The other kinds of supersuits aren't "inflatable" and are generally made of hard materials that could be harmful if you fell on them in just the wrong way by accident.

        (Not that the other supersuits are specifically designed to hurt the people who wear them....)

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    Uriel-238 (profile), 12 May 2015 @ 10:26am

    "But it might be nice to have autonomous bots re-park cars"

    So long as the reparking is beneficial to the owner or community (e.g. when a closer spot opens up).

    In a sci-fi setting, these bots are hacked to move nice cars out-of-sight so they can be stolen and disassembled at leisure.

    ...by corrupt police precincts.

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