Normally this blog focuses on nanotechnology, but it’s also important to stay on top of major advances in related fields such as robotics; the fields will interact in interesting ways.
This video of a DARPA-funded project from Boston Dynamics is a must-see:
Watch the whole thing, and use the YouTube version; the one on the company’s website may not be the same and would not play properly for me.
We’ve been waiting a long time (and some Nanodot readers have probably been working a long time) to get a real advance in robotics. Looks like it’s finally here. In addition to being very, very impressive, it’s also rather…spooky. At first I thought there was a person or animal inside the machine, but eventually was convinced that, no, this is a robot. —Christine