And Now, A Dance Break

I’m told Anderson Cooper(!) took 60 Minutes to Boston Dynamics for a dance party.

Aside from how cool and kinda creepy this is (and I will never have moves like these machines),  I keep hearing the voice of B9 from Lost In Space saying Danger! Danger!

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10 Responses to And Now, A Dance Break

  1. Martin Pollard says:

    Star-Lord: “Dance off, bro! Me and you!”
    Ronan the Accuser: “What are you doing?!?”
    Star-Lord: “Distracting you, you big turd blossom.”

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  2. Martin Pollard says:

    As a Sterling Archer meme might say: “Do you want terminators? Because this is how you get terminators.”

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    • Sirius Lunacy says:

      The ‘terminator AI will more likely come from wall street. They’re the ones spending billions to develop ruthless win at all cost algorithms. The very worst of the amoral, self-centered, greedy, dog eat dog attitude of successful hedge fund managers at lightning speed.


  3. genelms says:

    Show-offs! I want to see how they do after a couple glasses of wine.

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  4. Art says:

    They have certainly made great progress in agility and maneuverability. Power supply, how long the batteries or other power supply lasts, likely remains an issue. Uncertain footing has largely, if not completely handled.

    One of the remaining major obstacles to real-world use is how it handles unusual, 3-D, obstacles. Think of how cats can literally run through holes seemingly smaller than their body cross-section. Any artificial forms will need an internal model of their dimensions and shape and know how it interacts with obstacles. Narrow doorways are a rather simple obstacle.

    I could see robotic firemen charging through dense smoke and flames to rescue people. But they need to be able to navigate fallen ceilings, and understand that they can push through a hanging bed sheet but not a brick wall. This sort of judgment is blindingly obvious to a human but really hard to install into machines.

    No doubt they will get there. The technology is very young. It took millions of years for humans to evolve those capabilities. And then, Douglas Adams being prophetic, we can explore the world of AI/robotic neurosis. Give it another fifty years and robots will be slaughtering humans with the best of us.

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  5. Jimmy T says:

    This is one that will get the go around on social media to all my friends and family. Thanks


  6. Bruce388 says:

    Compare those moves to the former guy “dancing” to YMCA.


  7. Stony Pillow says:

    ED-209 can cut a rug. And your carotid, too.


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