a reply to: Mantiss2021
..how to adjust and balance themselves depending upon the speed and surface they are traversing.
This needs a bit of clarification and explanation. Do you mean their own speed? How do they measure it?
Also, how do they know what surface they're 'traversing'? It's not like it's a continuous, one surface, either, it can vary with each step. How do
they analyze and know what the surface under their leg is at any given moment?
To add, you can't analyze a surface fully or thoroughly by sight alone, do they use radar or some kind of heat sensor or what? Something can look like
something else, it can reflect sensor signals, different lighting can make things look different, etc.
Heck, just SNOW can appear the same but be a dozen different textures, ranging from slippery to non-slippery and soft to rock hard. There can be soft
snow on top of hard ice, so how does a robot analyze and know this multi-layered surface is exactly what it is, when even humans can't do that (and
consequently slip, fall and hurt themselves)?
So your statement can't be factually true, if the robots can't know the surface completely and consistently (and I think this is impossible).
Maybe they're balancing themselves based on what they PROJECT or ANALYZE the surface to be, and then they can err and slip when they're wrong..?
But surely they can't just analyze any surface and balance themselves without fail - there's BOUND to be surface they misjudge or analyze wrong -
would be neat to know _how_ they analyze a surface anyway, because that has got to be one of the trickiest things to do. They would have to know just
how slippery or non-slippery, solid or soft, breakable or durable, etc. a surface is before stepping on it. What robot can do that, and how?
Think about glass surface that's painted black. It might not be slippery, but the robot would fall through if they stepped on it. The only way to
really analyze it, would be to touch the surface, knock it, listen to the sound, and such, and still they couldn't really know how thick it is or if
they can hold the robot's weight. Can these robots magically evaluate thickness and durability of a black (or any color) surface? There are also so
many different glass types, from armoured to very weak, from super thick to super thin, how does the robot know all this?
I don't think your statement can be true, sorry.