AI News, Video Friday: PackBots on Steroids, RoboJellies on Hydrogen, and Rodney Brooks on Industry

Video Friday: PackBots on Steroids, RoboJellies on Hydrogen, and Rodney Brooks on Industry

And there's more future to be had where that came from, since we'll also show you some new wheels for PackBots, a new way to control robots with augmented reality, and Rodney Brooks will tell you what's going on with the future of the robotics industry.

The system 'enables faster transit speeds, climbing of very steep slopes, improved heading control, greater accommodation of debris entering the suspension and reduced impact forces on carried payloads,' and demonstrations of it are contractually required to be accompanied byVery Serious Music:

A platinum catalyst generates heat in shape memory alloys that act as muscles, and since it's reportedly designed for 'underwater rescue operations,' we know it's definitely destined for the military.

Among many interesting remarks (focusing on development of robotics businesses), Brooks mentions that he feels like things in robotics now are like the PC was in 1973, which I totally agree with but am also somewhat tired of hearing, since we seem to hear it every year.

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