Robotic stair master

Boston Dynamics stair master

I had meant to post this video some weeks ago but got caught up in a number of other social media related discussions that were a bit more salient at the time.  That said, I’ve been a big fan (and critic) of some of the more recent innovations in robotics and this new clip shows some interesting advancements in the anthropomorphic sector of the field.   Continue reading

PETMAN: a new chapter in anthropomorphic robotics

HAL 9000Roughly once a month an article about robotics crosses my inbox that strikes me as so curious (or concerning) that I rush over to WordPress and fire off a diatribe about our fascination with creating machines that emulate those things we see in nature.   Continue reading

The age of robotic warfare

Wired for WarA military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself.

P. W. Singer’s previous two books foretold the rise of private military contractors and the advent of child soldiers – predictions that proved all too accurate. Now, he explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb – the advent of robotic warfare. Continue reading