Two Pairs Of Bodiless Robotic Legs Take A Tour Of The Agility Robotics Facility

September 11, 2017

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This is a video of two pairs of 'Cassie' robotic legs taking a tour of the Agility Robotics facility in Albany, Oregon where they were born. Where I was born? In the same hospital by the same doctor as my dad. That's West Virginia for you. Did you know a lot of people don't know West Virginia is its own state and think that it's just the western part of Virginia? That's true! Including some people actually born in West Virginia (I didn't find out till last year).

Keep going for the video, including some inspiring music like the underdogs just won the big game.

Thanks to hairless, who included all the lyrics to ZZ Top's 'Legs' in his email, which was a little over the top if you ask me.

  • Jenness

    From the front and angle they just look like they need to pee really bad and are running to the bathroom.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The emotional part of me is screaming in terror and thinking about how to kill the upcoming robot swarms that will surely be the death of us.

    But the practical technology-loving part of me is thinking "how long until I can get a pair of robot legs to haul things for me?"

    It's an interesting concept for wheelchairs but for the most part wheels are far more efficient than legs. Maybe build stair-climber legs for patients if the technology works.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    these would be a lot more amusing with realistic genitalia attached to the front

  • GeneralDisorder

    I saw that video...

  • Why do they always make their feet so small? Wouldn't larger feet help with stability? Guess it's a trade-off with weight?

  • whacko

    Larger feet would make the robots less stable, as each foot would be more likely to tilt on uneven terrain. With smaller feet the shape of the terrain you are walking on hes less on an effect and any imbalance is handled by shifting weight. Also, these robots (and most so far) walk on their heels and do not have articulated toes so they don't need the extra length.

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