DARPA creates robot mechanics




DARPA creates robot mechanics

Despite all the human desire that the robots began to perform for us some dirty work, they can not perform even the simplest tasks without programming each step on the way to solving this problem. But the defense enterprise DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is still achieved some results in this field.

One of the units of the company engaged in the research did not simulate, and an exact copy of human and animal locomotion (that is, a set of agreed motions by which a person or animal moving in space). The same principle should ideally operate robotic chimpanzee , salamanders , and jellyfish .

The newspaper The New York Times reports that DARPA are developing a robot that can independently dismantle car wheel. Experts are happy that they were finally able to teach mechanism to repeat the man all the traffic, taking the wheel. But, unfortunately, the whole car to collect it until you can. To be honest, we say that the robot is not even taught back tighten bolts.

The essence of this program is to produce cost-effective robotic devices. Only one hand is like a robot costs about 10 thousand dollars and up. The problem lies in the fact that a mechanism that will cost less than $ 3,000 in wholesale quantities of 1,000 units. Development of low-cost hand DARPA initiative involved two teams, a private company iRobot and the state institution Sandia National Laboratories.

Of course, since DARPA is a military organization, and the problem of the whole of this venture are not only eager to learn how to install cans wheel machines. The Pentagon eventually wants military robot that would be able to independently detect explosive devices, just to touch him. While difficult to imagine what kind of technology and analysis algorithms required for this.

But in practice, the military often achieve the goal, so we can say with certainty that such a robot sooner or later will appear.

The development of the robot mechanics will work for another 18 months. At least, that is how much time the project will be financed itself DARPA.
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