Thursday, October 25, 2007

You will own a robot.

Today was Robo Developement day.

Even though it had an extremely small show floor, I'm glad I went.

Since the robotics field still is relatively in the infancy phase, you never really know what you are going to get when you show up at these things.

I'm not sure if it was intentional, but this show had an obvious theme. Robots will be wiping your ass some day. Okay - maybe that wasn't the intended theme. But it was pretty obvious the robotics field is trying to move more towards assisting humans.

Hopefully chicks will start getting into the field, because all men really want is a robot to get them beer.

Anyway.. lets look at the pictures. Shall we?

This bot was out of the Microsoft Robotic Studio Booth.

I didn't get the names of either of these companies. But, arms and hands were a big theme.

This bot was out of Willow Garage. Also see CNET write-up. Hopefully you can see the machine is doing the vacuuming.

This was from Segway. The reps appropriately arrived on Segways.

More tomorrow.


  1. OMG, that photo of the dude on the Segway is so funny. In all fairness to the guys, we don't just want robots to bring us a beer, we want robots that are capable of distilling their own microbrews too. You're right about robots wiping our ass though. The more useful you can make it, the greater the commercial appeal.

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  3. "OMG, that photo of the dude on the Segway is so funny."

    Yeah..I'm destined for a head injury. I kind of think those helmets make people look like they should be on the short bus.

    Re: the microbrews. I was pretty sure you could just do that with your PC:

    Geeks Test Beer as a CPU Coolant.