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Ball blowing robot demonstrates extreme dexterity

Discussion in 'Science' started by Fortigurn, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Fortigurn

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    Someone has to find a good use for this thing, surely.

     
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    What was the point of the 'produce time' bit? All I saw was what appeared to be a spinning apple.

    The onion peeling was so quick. I have no idea how they could do that with just air though.
     
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    pretty cool!
     
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    Produce as in stuff that is made (produced).

    Its an interesting concept - you can hold objects in midair and then manipulate them - I can't think of a use, buy something involving lasers would be epic.
     
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    The word 'produce' is used in the US to refer to groceries, including fruit. So 'produce time' means 'time for some groceries'. I think the point was to demonstrate that the system was capable of moving heavier objects than mere pingpong balls.

    I assume the air was very highly accelerated.
     
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    Was expecting something... different... from the title of the thread.

    Nevertheless it was an interesting video.
     
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    I actually found this more amazing. The ultimate robotic hand. The response of it is astounding!
     
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    First i saw this ball thing and was very impressed but not quite 'blown away'.

    Then i saw that ultra high speed robotic hand and my brain frigging EXPLODED. that thing is INSANE. wtf!?!?! I didn't even know such responses were POSSIBLE in realtime with current tech. I don't know what more impressive, the sheer actuator speed or the control system behind it. And whats with the pressure pads having only 4 wires? I guess resolution was sacrificed for the 1ms response?

    This srzly reminds me why i'm doing mechatronic engineering. after 4 years i thought i'd had enough, but this shit puts it all back into perspective!


    edit: not to mention that vision tracking system, forgot about that. The bit with the camera tracking the ball alone is insanely impressive
     
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    Combine that with the Iron Curtain anti-RPG sytstem and send the RPG's back from where they came!
     
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    This seriously reminds me why we're all doomed, doomed I tell you. First it starts with dynamically dribbling or throwing a ball or pen spinning, then it progresses to electric death spear throwing and high speed electric death nunchuk spinning.

    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED
     

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