There Should Be More Robots on TV

This is incredible. Just when I thought I had a grip of current robot development, the Japanese blow my mind with this piece of raw awesomeness:

It is so difficult to keep pace with the Far East on the technology front, but I am very interested in at least progressing research into the potential for branded robotics, androids & cybernetics if any readers have thoughts?

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Tom Saunter

I like to think about the media, technology, pop-culture & the future. When not blogging, I tweet @freedimensional & work @MediaComUK. Feel free to visit my Personal Bio to learn more about me.

  • Pius Agius

    Hi Freedimensional

    Are not the Japanese robots just so much fun and inventive. You will find that the talent to build robots is not limited to the Japanese. Because they accept robots as part of their daily lives more than a majority of those living in the west does not mean we in the so called west cannot build great machines. I build robots and I will spend many many months with blood sweat and tears to see our mechanical children completed. You have no doubt heard of Robot wars, an arena where builders fight their machines. I watched these shows at one time and was shocked to see a walking robot destroyed in seconds. What had taken the creator of the machine many hours to build destroyed to satisfy the blood, oops oil lust of the viewers.

    Please, we can make better use of our creations than place them in roman like battles. What does that say about us as a civilization?? Let us build machines that can develop and reach their full potential.

    Take care,

    Pius

    • Hello Pius,

      Thank you so much for your thought-provoking comment.
      Have you heard of the work of Festo? They are developing some truly beautiful automata, including Air Penguins and Molecubes. See this video. I think their design-led approach is not only creating some very useful mechanisms, but can potentially change the way we in the West perceive robotics as part of everyday life. Would love to know your thoughts.

      Please stick around, I’ll be looking further into this field and would certainly appreciate having an expert in the field.

      Tom

  • Pius Agius

    Hi Freedimensional

    Are not the Japanese robots just so much fun and inventive. You will find that the talent to build robots is not limited to the Japanese. Because they accept robots as part of their daily lives more than a majority of those living in the west does not mean we in the so called west cannot build great machines. I build robots and I will spend many many months with blood sweat and tears to see our mechanical children completed. You have no doubt heard of Robot wars, an arena where builders fight their machines. I watched these shows at one time and was shocked to see a walking robot destroyed in seconds. What had taken the creator of the machine many hours to build destroyed to satisfy the blood, oops oil lust of the viewers.

    Please, we can make better use of our creations than place them in roman like battles. What does that say about us as a civilization?? Let us build machines that can develop and reach their full potential.

    Take care,

    Pius

    • Hello Pius,

      Thank you so much for your thought-provoking comment.
      Have you heard of the work of Festo? They are developing some truly beautiful automata, including Air Penguins and Molecubes. See this video. I think their design-led approach is not only creating some very useful mechanisms, but can potentially change the way we in the West perceive robotics as part of everyday life. Would love to know your thoughts.

      Please stick around, I’ll be looking further into this field and would certainly appreciate having an expert in the field.

      Tom

  • Pius Agius

    Hey, 

    LONG time no see or post , apologies. Love the video of the fighting robots. My still too aggressive!! I laughed out loud when the bubble head took down the other robot. You must admit these robot guys and gals are an inventive bunch !!

    Take care,

    Pius Agius