Tag Archives: robotics

“There’s certainly something ironic about watching thousands of people watching three hundredweight of circuitry and metal trying to sort out a doorknob.”

The 2015 Darpa Robotics Challenge (DRC) is underway, and you can watch!

The quote in the title gives a bit of the flavor, but this is cool engineering that will definitely have important applications in both disaster recovery as well as exploration in extreme environments.

Highlights from the just completed 2015 robotics conference in Seattle

Link here. The impression I get is of a very vibrant commercial industry now making a lot of money developing robots for a gigantic range of industrial and commercial uses. Most are industrial, but it is very clear that this technology is very steadily easing its way into public use.