Acrobatic robot backflip


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#2

Great, ninja robots. The one thing we had against the terminator (t-800) was it’s relatively slow speed and inflexibility. Way to go guy, you’ve doomed us all!


#3

Awww yeah little robot! (Yeah, I have a problem anthropomorphizing machines and get emotionally attached.)

That is seriously cool. I have no idea how that works or what fantastic science makes that happen, but it is pretty damn neat.


#4

In the future they will backflip onto a carpet of bones and human skulls.


#5

It looks remarkably like a tiny human gymnast. The most telling part for me was at the end of the landing, when its little arms went up. That’s seen as a gesture of WIN, but also serves to counteract the rolling momentum, preventing the gymnast from falling face-down onto the mat.


#6

Get rid of my inner ear and I could so do that.


#7

Legendary French magician Robert Houdin created a Trapeze Artist called Antonio Diavolo that did something similar…in 1849! Antonio is now owned by magic illusion designer Johnny Gaughan, who spent years restoring him to working condition. I saw Gaughan run Antonio through his paces at the Magic Castle in Hollywood years ago and it was a very wonderful thing indeed.

You can see a 2000 performance here: http://youtu.be/ZQCt6rglRdU?t=3m37s


#8

Based on the landing it looks like the feet are heavily weighted. So I think sticking the landing was pretty much guaranteed as long as it landed feet first. But landing feet first is still an impressive feat (hah).


#9

I am increasingly convinced that humans are grossly inferior to machines in nearly every way.

There is a lengthy bloopers reel.


#10

You might say God is grossly inferior to humans in nearly every way. And I mean that in the most positive sense (for humans).


#11

man now i want to watch this bloopers reel with a human blooper reel synced up side-by-side.


#12

Robots don’t unionize, need health insurance, fair working hours, child care,vote, etc. Good for corporations, bad for humans who have to make a living wage.


#13

It’s not wearing a leotard.


#14

Whenever I read about robot overlords or the inevitable robot attack on their organic creators, I wonder why they would bother. What do we have that they would want? They could fit themselves up to live on Mars (for example) and avoid the bother of war.


#15

i’m thinking i’d have plenty of time to run away while it did its preparatory loop-dee-loops.

ninja robot’s not kicking my ass.

no, sir. not today.


#16

At first, there were BATTLEBOTS

but comming soon… ROBOT OLYMPICS !


#17

I want to know if it uses any feedback, or whether it’s just a painstakingly-edited list of timed instructions.[quote=“PeaceLove, post:7, topic:4281”]
Legendary French magician Robert Houdin created a Trapeze Artist called Antonio Diavolo that did something similar…in 1849!
You can see a 2000 performance here: http://youtu.be/ZQCt6rglRdU?t=3m37s
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Holy crap! I guess that’s a pretty strong clue to the above question.


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