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Quick little robot has good leaping ability and plenty of attitude. ( Read
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"As cool as pre-programmed movements look, I would've been much more impressed had the robot been told to leap off the edge of the table - and then refused...."
( Ryan 10/28/2009 6:36:39 PM)
"! Ryan, you're right about the pre-programmed movements, I forgot to mention that in the article. I was going to link to this video that shows robots with incredibly fast reaction times - not pre-programmed.
(Fast robotic hands video)
( Bill Christensen 10/28/2009 7:26:56 PM)
"I'll note that its "pre-programmed movements" were ones that many _humans_ program themselves to do. (including me) It was standing and moving in ways reminiscent of T'ai Chi, tho it admittedly has a ways to go before its movements are fluid enough."
( Ashley 10/29/2009 8:28:56 AM)
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