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have you seen how clumsy that bastard
can be without pre-programmed steps?
A 2 legged fully reactionary robot is VERY far away.
The human body won't be replicated for hundreds of years
For a 2 legged robot to fight a person without being remotely controlled and not fall all over itself? That I would like to see.
A 2 legged fully reactionary robot is VERY far away. The human body won't be replicated for hundreds of years (at least mechanically).
Originally posted by bigern
My first impression was, oh cool a robot District 9.
Sadly, as cool as it is Big Dog is as close to Terminator as we've got right now, but hey if we're going to be wiped out in some horrible fashion it might as well be something cool like self aware robots.
Originally posted by epitaph.one
It blows my mind how 90% of this board, forum...website. cant spot CGI or Photoshop when its obvious.
The first shot I watched of the robot...took all of 2 seconds to say with 100% certainty its CGI.
Maybe being an artist helps. probably. But common people...look at the details, the cameras focus on the subject compared to its surroundings, the lighting, the way it moves, the texture.
I dunno, it just blows my mind that people cant spot this right away, and question if its real or not.
The CG is well done, but far from perfect if it took me 2 seconds, this looks no more realistic then starwars episode 1, of 1999-2000...i think thats when it came out.
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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
It has to be a Hoax. I have been reading up on humanoid robotics for years and there don't have anything close to this guy. To walk and run, let alone run and jump from car to car takes incredible dexterity that can only be achieved by a human brain. In one part of the video the robot shys away from bullet fire. This is a human trait a robot would not do.
I don't think it's real. I will keep an open mind and investigate this robot more.
[edit on 3-12-2009 by JohnPhoenix]
This is actually a spec corporate video created by Neill Blomkamp of The Embassy Digital Effects Inc. for a fictional company named Tetra Vaal.
Google Video Link
Originally posted by OptimusBob
The 'Big Dog' looks like something from the movie Patlabor, but the second vid is an excert from a Neil Blompkamp (District 9) short, saw it a few months back.