[ExI] handle!

spike spike66 at att.net
Wed Mar 15 01:46:50 UTC 2017



From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of John Clark
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:49 PM
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Subject: Re: [ExI] handle!


>…Thanks Spike that is amazing! Forget immigrants, bad trade deals and currency manipulation; technology in general and robots in particular is the force that will power economic change.


 John K Clark  





https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=-7xvqQeoA8c <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7xvqQeoA8c> 



Ja.  I am particularly astonished at the controls engineering aspect of the problem.  The breakthroughs we are seeing in controls engineering must be the fruition of a trend I saw during my whole career: digital control theory, as opposed to the slow and laborious classical theory.  Could be that plenty of us held on to classical control theory because the math in it is just so crazy cool.


We watched how lame were the competitors in the recent robot Olympiad, then we compare to Handle.  This video in particular made it clear that plenty of human labor will be practical to replace soon.  Everywhere across the political spectrum are now pretty much forced to at least see human society has an awesome challenge ahead of us: we don’t know what most people will do for a living when robots really can do plenty of it, can do it better, cheaper, faster, safer and they don’t go on strike.


Regardless of whether we have solutions, these guys are coming anyway.








On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 6:46 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net <mailto:spike66 at att.net> > wrote:



Oh this is cool.  It stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4 feet vertically. It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge.


https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=-7xvqQeoA8c <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7xvqQeoA8c> 


Did you guys catch the robot Olympics that was only about a year ago?  Boston Dynamics is really on it.



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