JPL’s RoboSimian flexes its robotic muscle mass, haunts your nightmares (video)
Not content material on touchdown a number of rovers on the floor of Mars, NASA’s JPL staff’s been engaged on extra earthly tasks. RoboSimian is an ape-like robotic designed for search-and-rescue missions that is anticipated to compete within the DARPA Robotics Problem. It options 4 multi-jointed limbs with distinctive arms and no outlined entrance or again — permitting it to all the time face the fitting means. Because of its primate-like motion and posture, the robotic will have the ability to navigate over troublesome terrain, climb ladders and even drive automobiles (one of many DRC’s necessities). Whereas the venture itself is not new, JPL lately revealed an fascinating video that exhibits RoboSimian gripping instruments, lifting its personal weight and balancing delicate objects. This implies, in fact, that robotic monkeys will quickly be a part of spiders, cats and canine in your dystopian nightmares. Video after the break.