What's the state of robotics atm? I'm sick of hearing about ai.

What's the state of robotics atm? I'm sick of hearing about ai.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that's a very broad question, is there a particular kind of robotics you're interested in?
    here are a few interesting and broad things I can think of, but we can talk more specifically if you narrow things down
    >quadrupeds starting to see industrial use in insepction tasks
    >drones used for an immense amount of survey work
    >unitree making cheap chinese versions of boston dynamics robots, not a technical leap but a manufacturing and industry one
    there is also development in robots guided by AI, but you've said you don't want to hear about AI

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wanna hear about robocops

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's not a thing in the way you mean
        they blew up that chris dorner guy using a robot, not sure if you remember that, that was the first use of robotics by law enforcement in such a way
        but i'm guessing you mean humanoids walking around, making autonomous decisions/judgements, speech synthesis, in which case you're out of luck because almost all of that is AI based, and you are sick of that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >unitree making cheap chinese versions of boston dynamics robots
      I want to know more about this. Their website sucks dick. How is the quality of their stuff? Does it actually perform at a level approaching the boston dynamics stuff or is it just some garbage done up to look similar?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Go line seems pretty good (that's the spot knockoff), which I guess is because quadrupeds are a bit more of an established concept
        I've seen a Go2 in person and they look to function pretty well, quite sturdy and resilient to knocks, good lifting power, good positional planning, and it can climb steps pretty well, even quite large ones
        I've seen a Go1 as well, but that one didn't do as much during the demonstration so I can't really speak on it
        The H1 (the Atlas knockoff) doesn't seem anywhere near as good as the Atlas, it sort of shuffles around and the arms don't do anything except help balance it, but it's early days for that particular model
        In short, the dogs seem ready for deployment and at a much lower price, the humanoid isn't ready but that's to be expected, although on the upside they are at least available for purchase (though expensive) unlike Atlas
        if you have any other questions I'll tell you what I know, but my normal work is not with these kinds of legged robots

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP but what about a tiny semi-autonomous drone or that I can just tell to follow me while I for example go for a run or something? Is that a thing? Or give it other options to like hover or wander but keep me as a target to record video? Would be awesome for sailing to see how I look without requiring someone else to pilot it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Not OP but what about a tiny semi-autonomous drone or that I can just tell to follow me while I for example go for a run or something?
        Attach tiny guns to it and you have your own tiny swarm of bodyguards.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >tiny
        not to my knowledge
        >semi-autonomous drone or that I can just tell to follow me while I for example go for a run or something
        yeah that's a thing, I think it's called 'follow me mode', it's available on commercial drones that you just go out and buy right now

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      literal trash

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It would probably be more practical to use drones for delivery's, faster and you don't have to worry about Black folk breaking your robot for no reason.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine living in a world full of people who didn't do shit like this. We could make so many things just work if people weren't morons.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I AGREE. HUMANS ARE IN THE WAY OF PROGRESS.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I have been thinking this, many times, too.
        So when Elon loads his space ships with autists to settle on mars, we shall at last see.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They will bring the trash with them.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty awesome state RN. By the end of the year there should be humanoid robots acting a lot more human like at human speeds. Optimus and Figure have some good ones. There's a chink one, but idk how reliable the quality is on it. it doesn't have hands like Optimus does. If you're following AI, then you should by default know about the state of robotics rn too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It sucks because robots are fricking dumb. Robots can't do SHIT on their own. Just moving a robot arm from point A to B without hitting stuff is still CRAP! AI is exciting because it has potential to solve problems we have had for years and actually make robots useful.

      Humanoids are a fricking meme. Making a robot look exactly like a human has a lot of downsides. For the time being, hands are a fricking meme. Robots can barely use hands at all. Hands gotta lot of moving parts, they just can't have the reliability of claws in industrial settings without new materials. We got fine touch sensing, I'd say good enough to compete with hand touch sensing, but no way in FRICK can we put it into a hand in less than 10 years. Fits in a claw though

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Making a robot look exactly like a human has a lot of downsides.
        Humanoid doesn't mean "look exactly like a human", it means the robot walks on two legs and has a torso with two arms.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Do you honestly think Boston Dynamics can truly prepare their robots for the full force of Stacy's Jeep?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What does getting hit by a car have to do with anything?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              moronic jeet

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                So nothing then, got it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Making a robot look exactly like a human has a lot of downsides.
                Humanoid doesn't mean "look exactly like a human", it means the robot walks on two legs and has a torso with two arms.

                But that's what a bunch of the humanoid companies are trying to do, make something that looks as human as possible. Agility robotics got it right, ain't no point in legs unless you put all your stats into efficiency

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                These are quite literally humanoid robots.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >these robots will be bought by people
              >people who will use them
              >people who will use them in a public setting
              >a public setting where people will conceivably drive vehicles
              >some number of these vehicles could quite possibly be a Jeep
              >or, God forbid, several Jeeps!
              >and it stands to reason that one of these Jeeps will conceivably be driven by a teenage girl
              >a teenage girl who will, in fact, drive it directly into this very expensive robot!
              If the joke is still going over your head, I'm pointing out that human moronation can turn these things into a huge financial loss. It's a big risk for anyone sinking any money into it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah and nothing could have prepared my dick for the full force of Stacy's mom but she's got it going on so here we are

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There are like three Chinese ones all significantly better than the tesla one, why even mention tesla? Figure's is good too but slow and expensive because they don't know what they're doing.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Robotics is currently having a renaissance right now pretty much all major tech companies are investing heavily into humanoid robots which are showing capability of being trained for a great variety of tasks very quickly.
    Robot quadrupeds such as the boston dynamics spot robot are also becoming mature tech and are being made to be able to perform with greater efficiency.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    we need robowiener

    i want a thick robotic penis

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    cool question op. im also interested.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ask the guys over at /robowaifu/. The future is bright.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We have morons promoting androids as the leading technology in robotics. When in fact androids don't make much sense. And a huge amount of R&D is spent on things like bipedal locomotion which can be replaced by a drive train 80% of the time without significant impact.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Robots are stuck where they’ve been stuck for many years, goofy-looking toys doing dumb stunts but we’re still so far away from something that operate in a human-like fashion it may as well be a genre of high fantasy. The issue is materials, power, motors — same as it’s always been.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the state of robotics atm?
    Last I heard it was somewhere between wiping out entire platoons and ripping a kid's finger off for cheating at chess. So, yeah, we're essentially at the point where we have the capacity to make some interesting stuff, but nobody gives enough of a frick. Maybe hobbyists can make something fun?
    >I'm sick of hearing about ai.
    But if we perfect AI enough, we can jam it into our wonky world of robots and make predator drones that contract PTSD! We can't stop now!

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know, but it seem like the future of robotics will definitely be client-server based.

    There is no point in having a bulky and hot machine within an already complicated machine if the "brain" sends signals to it. Might as well house whatever computing power there is away from the main physical robot and treat it like a client.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >network drops
      >every bot in the warehouse falls on the floor

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but it seem like the future of robotics will definitely be client-server based.
      Star wars the Phantom menace already showed the hubris of relying on client server based robots.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymqus

    good considering ai

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did you see this recent scary looking coffee bot? He's doing something simple but it's cool he self corrects

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like these things would work better if we stopped trying to make them look human.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the state of robotics atm?
    Why don't you ask ChatGPT?

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We are all waiting for next version of Optimusk.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Robots rule the planet Earth.
    All your base are belong to us.
    You have no chance to survive make your time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      WHAT YOU SAY !

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ALL OF YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US!

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Robotics in 2024 is marked by remarkable progress. The number of operational robots worldwide has surged, with AI playing a pivotal role, particularly through generative AI that enables natural language programming. Predictive maintenance using AI has become crucial in reducing downtime costs in manufacturing. Collaborative robots, or cobots, are increasingly common in tasks like welding, working alongside humans to improve safety and efficiency. Additionally, mobile manipulators, which combine robot arms with mobile platforms, are revolutionizing material handling in industries such as automotive and logistics. Overall, robotics is not just expanding but also becoming more intertwined with human activities, enhancing productivity and addressing labor shortages in key sectors.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nah robots are literally not much better than the 80s.
      Take drones for example. We've had predator drones for decades now. All that happened was that it got cheaper and now the army isn't the only thing with a drone nowadays.

      But, I have heard there are leaps with prosthetic limbs and GitS is pretty much already here in it's infancy (in fact ahead of schedule from memory).
      It's crazy how we're getting things like the ability to talk to closed in patients now, prosthetic limbs that finally adapt to our motor neurons, but our robots are still stuck in the 80s.

      The problem is simple - they're too much of a cost overhead for corporations to properly implement. Everytime we do, costs end up blowing out.
      The most obvious example for me are automated trains, in particular industrial mining cargo trains. Many major corps tried to implement this shit in places around the world and it ended up leaving them worse off - because they required so much maintenance that they needed to hire technicians to drive out to run down trains, etc.

      It's niggles like this which limit robotics industrially. If corps could replace you with machines, they would - but only if it's cost effective.
      And frankly, robots are not cheap to run.

      This is not like AI, which is far cheaper to run and is far more consistent than human workers in some fields. Robots have a physical cost barrier. It costs too much to maintain them AND let's not get started on the legal ramifications of poor implementation (particularly with insurance).
      We have competent software to run these things now, but no mechanical competence that is more to do with the maintenance of such machines.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you type like chatGPT.
      maintenance using AI has become crucial in reducing downtime costs in manufacturing.
      I don't buy it. Know I guy who does AI predictive maintenance and he tells me that it's not AI, it's just a clock. They do a bunch of stuff to make it look like the AI's doing stuff, but really it's just reading the run time and outputting do maintenance when it hits a certain time

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It sounds like you are talking about cyborgs. We are already cyborgs moron, and it will get worse with brainchips.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nah the pentagon already lobotomises people with diseases like swine flu and covid 19. Why? To reduce religious extremism. Flus generally affect the part of the brain involved with how susceptible one is to religious indoctrination.

      ... only for people to point out that states are essentially cults and for them to probably regret such things.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    basically no different from 20 years ago

    motors and servors are more efficient than ever, material science is in a good state, but making it walk and fitting a computer with AI into a humanioid along side the mechanics and the spending years training the software is at least another 10 years away

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here's your robotics bro.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that skill.........

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        me in the club

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It has gotten better then that these days, for example. This one was released last month of it angerly working a blue color job.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    California I think

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >robotic arm
    Black person technology, has no progresses in like 10 years

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would a swarm of 5-10 small drones work better as bodyguards then one robot of equivalent human size? My first instinct was to say yes but when I thought about it more I want to say no. Sure the drones could probably take out your attacker but they cant really defend you at all. If your attacker is fast enough then they can kill you before the drones can kill them. Where a bigger bodyguard might actually be able to get between you and your attacker.

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