November 1st, 2008

ronin

Aldebaran's "Nao" robot - UR DOIN' IT RITE.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2STTNYNF4lk

http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/eng/index.php

It's small and walks like a duck, but I'm impressed never the less. It runs Linux, it can get up by itself when it falls over, and most of all... IT CAN SEE! Robots are never going to get anywhere in the real world without vision systems. They'll be forever clumsy and useless until we give them sight. I'm guessing that binocular sight was too expensive for this guy. Too bad. But it's cool to see it able to pick things up with only one eye.