Playing dodgeball with a robot is easy if you hit the emergency power button
Sometimes it seems like robot-baiting is going to become one of the 21st century’s favorite sports. We’ve already seen Boston Dynamic’s robots get kicked up and down a parking lot, even if these videos did make us worry that one day, the robots might decide they’d had enough. Thankfully, the latest example of the genre shows there are ways to shut things down if the robots start to get out of hand.
the robot’s legs curl up like a dead spider’s
In the video above, engineers from the University of Oregon’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory (DRL) are seen tormenting their experimental, bipedal ATRIAS robot with a barrage of dodgeballs to test its balance. The bot’s “spring-mass” legs keep it stable (it’s the same mechanism employed by pogo…
Source:: The Verge