February 24, 2016
Posted by: Ben at Wed Feb 24 16:37:40 2016 (BdQxf)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Feb 24 19:07:48 2016 (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Feb 24 19:27:58 2016 (+rSRq)
1) It already handles snow-covered broken terrain better than I do.
2) Clearly the folks at Boston Dynamics created it just to have something to screw with. "Wanna pick up a box? Wanna pick up a box? Let me knock it out of your hands and shoot it across the room with this hockey stick. Ha ha, loser."
Posted by: Wonderduck at Wed Feb 24 22:39:25 2016 (KiM/Y)
Posted by: Wonderduck at Fri Feb 26 21:25:18 2016 (KiM/Y)
Posted by: TJ at Sun Feb 28 17:08:59 2016 (fcMMo)
The whole world is waiting on a breakthrough in portable electrical power generation. If someone gives me a battery with 100 times the power density of any existing battery, I'll give you miracles beyond your wildest dreams.
But this is fundamentally a "hard" problem. A lot of really good people are working on it, because they know how valuable (and I mean in money terms) such a breakthrough would be, but no one even has a theoretical basis for such a thing at this point.
(And "no" includes fuel cells and "super-capacitors". They're not going to do it.)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Feb 28 21:18:10 2016 (+rSRq)
All that being said, I think that a propane powered generator would allow this thing to fulfill our nightmares.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Feb 29 10:15:25 2016 (AaBUm)
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