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Re: lighter-than-air and underwater robots - these are incredible !
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 10:45:09 AM »
Yea I saw these a few months ago, and although they look cool/unique, I dont trust the video editing. :-\

Robotics has too many people editing out parts where the robot doesnt work in their videos . . . They only publish the video of it working that rare 10% . . . know what I mean? And these videos just reak of it . . .

I have done this in the past, too . . . but I try to make it a point to use/encourage long unedited clear shots to prove reliability and functionality . . .

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Re: lighter-than-air and underwater robots - these are incredible !
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 05:34:15 PM »
rant rant rant continues...
 
Gusts of wind? High water-pressure under water? They don't seem sturdy enough to withstand those kind of things. Or is that me just being nit-picky?

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Re: lighter-than-air and underwater robots - these are incredible !
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 08:55:46 AM »
Yea I saw these a few months ago, and although they look cool/unique, I dont trust the video editing. :-\


They definitely took an artsy approach with the music and editing, but the fluidity of motion was impressive.  You probably caught the developer's segment on Talking Robots - http://lis.epfl.ch/resources/podcast/mp3/TalkingRobots-RudolfBannasch.mp3 .  It was interesting to hear him talk about the efficiency of the penguin's design - wasn't it 180km of travel on 1kg of krill == 1500km on 1 liter of pure jet fuel ?
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Re: lighter-than-air and underwater robots - these are incredible !
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 09:37:12 AM »
I bet they stole admins fin design to make this  ;D
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Re: lighter-than-air and underwater robots - these are incredible !
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 07:59:13 PM »
so fake! and poor admin... >:( oh oh i got an idea lets kill them!
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