this is scary

http://www.r50rd.co.uk/research/internal/v2i/engin / i found a robot that is powered by a mini couper motot that is designed
to assist traffic and stuff, this thing is really smart for a robot and it is really articulate and smooth at walking, it can look at a car speeding to a wall and grab it to stop it see the video here ( i didn't build this, i just found a link) best of all, it is self contained it doesnt need to be recharged every five minuts like aismo and it is big. please follow this link. http://www.r50rd.co.uk/research/internal/v2i/engin /
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Robots on Robocop are scarier.
Rich
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MR Robot wrote:

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This site has been debated here and on some forums, and the general consensus is that it is a clever fake.
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On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 06:38:59PM -0700, Gordon McComb wrote:

I thought everyone knew this was a fake. The movie folks have put an unreasonable expection of robots in the minds of those unfamiliar with real-world robots to the point where people actually think this is real. I'll go out on a limb and say that this is definitely a "movie" robot :-)
-Brian
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it looked real to me, how did you know it was a fake though, the day before yesterday was the first time i had ever heared about it, it is a computer sim or is it a model, even so if you could make such a robot, if you gave it a gun, and armour, it would be pretty dangerous.
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On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 11:34:01AM -0700, MR Robot wrote:

Primarily because its capabilities are not plausible.
In addition to that, others have pointed out that there are bloopers in the videos which also give it away. For example, in some of the vidoes the shadow cast by the robot doesn't match the direction of shadows cast by other objects. That type of thing.
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wrote:

Here's a thread where several of us discussed this video over a year ago:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.robotics.misc/browse_frm/thread/cffbbe7fbf7814c9/e6bb41fb0bc93fb0
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I think it looks very real. Eerily so, actually.
But its clearly fake because as others have pointed out autonomous robots are not nearly that fast and dextrous, and I don't think a lone hobbyist would be years ahead of the billions of dollars and dozens of scientists working on Asimo.
Also, the robots HUD is completely unrealistic. It looks like it was drawn by a graphic designer. (Which it was..)
The animation is incredible, though, especially the integration of CG with live film, like in the car stopping clip.
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It's a fake. Watch the video of the robot stopping the car:
When you step on the brakes of a fast moving car, the front end noses downward. Watch the video again and completely ignore the robot - just watch the car very carefully. The timing is close, but just BEFORE the robot grabs the car, the nose of the car dips down, showing that the driver was actually stopping the car using the brakes. All he had to do was remove the brake lights so they wouldn't show on camera, then edit in a "giant robot".
The biggest blooper in this video is if you watch the car enter the scene, the car's shadow preceeds it (the shadow points away from the camera), yet the robot's shadow clearly points roughly towards the camera, and the car doesn't cast ANY shadow in that direction even when the robot is touching the car, so you can't claim it was just lighting in the building.
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wrote:

Furthermore, if the robot's feet aren't directly in front of the center of mass of the car (on a line in the direction it's going), the car/robot combination would turn in the direction of the feet if it were actually stopping the car. Even misaligned brakes, where one side grabs more than the other, will cause a car to turn toward the side of the better-grabbing brakes when stopping.

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