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8 Littlegrey Comments:

October 21st, 2011 at 4:50 pm Ares Leviathan says:

Not for Christmas!!! Damnation! My plans are foiled!!!

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October 21st, 2011 at 6:51 pm J. Woher says:

The future's pretty cool! Boom de yada, Boom de yada. :D

October 22nd, 2011 at 4:02 am RJ says:

I tried to tell a friend of mine that such bots were a reality and they didn't believe me. Now I know it's Raytheon making them.

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October 22nd, 2011 at 5:09 am thepara says:

Sci Fi no longer.

After seeing the lifter robots in Alien and Aliens, I wondered how long it would take to get to that point when we'd see them for real.

October 22nd, 2011 at 5:12 am Sho Nuff says:

So. Do you think they started calling the robot arms slave arms before or after they painted them black?

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October 23rd, 2011 at 4:44 am Whys says:

Personally, I'm not that impressed. The machines ability to demonstrate real world meaningful work is lacking. How often does one actually need to pass a large flat plank from a stack their left to a stack on their right in a hand-off fashion? I mean, we have cranes for moving entire stacks of such things at once. The pipes looked promising, but in the end, were just another artificial prop. I suspect there is already a real world solution for putting sections of heavy pipe together and it's probably a lot simpler and cheaper than robo-plumber. Just say'n.

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October 23rd, 2011 at 11:28 am J. Woher says:

Not so much for the extra power it gives you, but much more of long range precision work, I think these kind of robots would do great on space stations.

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October 25th, 2011 at 5:19 pm Vodi says:

The arms are pretty freaky, but this is overall pretty amazing! More robots. MOAR!