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#41280 13-Sep-2009 16:39
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I have noticed that the robot forum is like 40 year old virgin, untouched.
So in an effort to stimulate some EXCITEMENT! i'm gonna ask some questions some serious some might not be?
Hopefully some of you robo buffs out there might be able to answer me.

1. How close are we to an exo skeleton? you know for giving people the ability to walk, helping out in disasters and of course saving children from alien queens?

2. Is it true that adam & Jamie from mythbusters laid their claim to fame from Robot Wars?

3. Would 2 mechanical legs (like human legs) for a mech type vehicle be the most efficient way to move?

4. whats the best plan if robots want to take over? Aim for the head?


Thank you for your answers





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  #255392 13-Sep-2009 17:34
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jamesvini: I have noticed that the robot forum is like 40 year old virgin, untouched.
So in an effort to stimulate some EXCITEMENT! i'm gonna ask some questions some serious some might not be?
Hopefully some of you robo buffs out there might be able to answer me.

1. How close are we to an exo skeleton? you know for giving people the ability to walk, helping out in disasters and of course saving children from alien queens?

Here now.


3. Would 2 mechanical legs (like human legs) for a mech type vehicle be the most efficient way to move?

Depends on terrain.


4. whats the best plan if robots want to take over? Aim for the head?

No, id say bio plague of some sort, or poison, or tainting food/water supplies would be most effective - but why do you want to give them tips?



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  #255508 14-Sep-2009 08:27
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wow that robot hand was going nuts!
It would be awesome at ping pong


thanks tonyhughes for your answers as short as they may be i was nice that you made the effort to reply.


Has Any one heard of big dog?

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  #255776 15-Sep-2009 00:27
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Yes, it's the US army 4 legged self centring cargo robot. It's a good idea but the noise is 4x a chainsaw, not quite stealth but very cool.

I'm sure the geek robot section will take off in time, kits/gadgets are getting cheaper and cheaper, so hope to see some #8 wire mods.

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  #258737 27-Sep-2009 17:45
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1) already here!

2) no was from toys, one off things made for ad's and model works, grants claim is for robot wars

3) terrain :)

4) bring back steve austin/flash gordon, ? :)

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  #258865 28-Sep-2009 08:37
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"I saw this the other day, Little Dog based on Big Dog."

thats way cool i like how it walks across the pegs thats tech.
and the way it puts its feet down on the tops its almost animal like.

thanks for that gem

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