Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 36767
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2021/10/25 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2005/3/19-21 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:36767 Activity:kinda low
3/19    Primitive man-bot deputs in Japan, can walk 1 mile per hour. What is
        it with the Japanese people and their obsession with robots (Honda's
        Asimo, Robotech, and now this)?
        \_ Debuted a month ago. Beats the hell out of a Segway.
           (Hitachi's EMIEW.)
        \_ Cost-cutting.  It's cheaper than Japanese people.  -John
        \_ It's necessary R&D before they can develop the tentacle-bot.
        \_ First step towards miniaturization of people in a city of minature
           manufacturing centers where tall people are excluded and cut up
           for parts.
        \_ Half the Japanese population will be too old to work soon. They
           need robots since importing slaves is not permitted anymore.
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met, and others will grace our eyeballs for the first time, like Toyotas i-foot robot, at right. The human-controlled walking eggshell lets people on or off b y bending its legs. At 774 feet tall and 441 pounds, this gigantic Hump ty Dumpty can walk a little under a single mile per hour, so dont expec t it to replace the shinkansen anytime soon. com/gadgets/robots/toyoto-ifoot-and-iunit 6 Posted Mar 19, 2005, 8:19 AM ET by Exbzurg If this thing is as hackable as my other robots.... let's see, improve the walking speed, enlar ge it by 5 times, add a gyroscope stabilizer in the "cockpit", add to tu rbolaser arms, cover up the cock-pit with armor-plate-fiber-glass windsh ield, and we have the 1st gen robotechs/macross bots stomping around ear th! First, let's rig a mini nuclear fussion/fission power generator into that thingie so that it can run for hundred of years on end! I hope they will be makin g them with XL seats too, else my fat ass won't fit. When Segway-type of intuitive travel devices has shown it's p otential. Their concept Centaur (si t-down vehicle) can go around 20 mph. Toyota seems to be trying to literally re-invent th e wheel. These vehicles are great, but if cities don't plan for or desig n around these types of single-person transportation methods, the techno logy will never go anywhere. From what I hear, you can't even use Segway s on the sidewalk or streets of NYC. Posted Mar 19, 2005, 12:17 PM ET by OMAC #9, Think miitary and industrial applications. And if you walked into a bank that had an ED209 sitt ing in its lobby you would think twice about robbing it :) YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS TO LOWER YOUR WEAPON.... Posted Mar 19, 2005, 12:31 PM ET by Jacob Varghese OMAC #10, Wheeled transport would be more efficient for both industrial and militar y applications. Chk out the Segway Centaur - add a satellite controlled gun-rack and you're set. Think about it - you can always bike faster tha n you can run. With gas prices at these sky-high levels and with the US govt moving forw ard with drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge , we need to think more about how we can conserve resources instead of m aking the energy companies rich. If I could get a Segway today that coul d go 25mph and protect me from the weather, then I would do it in a hear tbeat. Posted Mar 19, 2005, 1:04 PM ET by Screw the city dwellers This is of no use in a city (top speed 1mph). You can use it to cut down and plant trees, some search and rescue missions, and even firefighting with a fireproof vers ion. Fat people should be disadvantaged so they lif t their lazy asses and fix themselves up. For all the health risks and t he over-consumption they do, fat people should be taxed just like smoker s and drinkers. Posted Mar 19, 2005, 1:41 PM ET by ikkedus @8 Yep, in The Netherlands the fatty snacks were supposed to get taxed. Also , parents who send their overweight kids to school without breakfast wer e supposed to get a fine. In fact I believe the segway has to thank it's life to reinventing the wheel in the first place. One of the first trials they've made was a wheel that could tran sform itself into a shape that could quite literally walk stairs. A little rope and it's like an ATAT (I know, ATST, shut up). Like Dell tech support, Grocery bagging at #8 's store of choice, and clearcutting (nice suggestion #13). Having worked in construction, I can tell you this would have been mighty handy... Posted Mar 19, 2005, 3:49 PM ET by DrNo Capcom should take a cue from Apple, be trendy, and start suing! That i-foot is a blatant rip off of the robot from Bionic Commando. Add your comments Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry: inappropriate or p urely promotional comments may be removed. Email addresses are never dis played, but they are required to confirm your comments. To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we w ill make it a live link for you. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted no need to use <p> or <br> tags. Your name (required): Your email address (required, will not be shown to the public): Your sites URL (optional): Do you want us to remember your personal information for next time?
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