AI News, Video Friday: Crossing the Alps, DRC Robots, and Kirobo Goes to Space

Video Friday: Crossing the Alps, DRC Robots, and Kirobo Goes to Space

It's barely September, but here at Automaton, we're already looking ahead to November.

The flight covered over 12 kilometers with a 0.7 kilometer elevation change, and took 22 minutes.

The raw footage from the on-board camera runs long, but it's worth watching, both for the lovely alpine scenery and to see the drone desperately fighting against high, gusting winds:

Also, I'm honestly not sure how much of an impact the DRC is going to have on commercial and industrial robotics, at least in the short term, because that's not how DARPA challenges seem to work.

These certainly are all things to watch, though, if you're looking for a general trend of how 'robotics' is going, but WE are a MUCH better source of robotics news on that front.

With a reasonable amount of creativity and an excess of Legos, it's possible to turn a series of small wheeled robots into a snake:

Follow the journey of five teams, as they battle it out to be the first ever team to fly a UAV in to a search area, locate a lost bushwalker, drop a bottle of life saving water and return safely to the aerodrome.'