joshbyard:

DARPA Robot Hands Dextrous Enough to Use Tools, Change a Tire

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has a robot that can change a tire, picking up the tire, getting it off and on the (simulated) wheel and using the lug wrench. This may sound pretty simple, but the point isn’t the changing of the tire — it’s holding the tools.
Robots that can hold tools are a lot more versatile than those built for a specific task, because then they can adapt to doing whatever is asked of them — instead of a robot that only tightens nuts, it’s possible to ask one to pick up a screwdriver as well.

(via Robot Changes Tires So You Don’t Have To : Discovery News)

joshbyard:

DARPA Robot Hands Dextrous Enough to Use Tools, Change a Tire

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has a robot that can change a tire, picking up the tire, getting it off and on the (simulated) wheel and using the lug wrench. This may sound pretty simple, but the point isn’t the changing of the tire — it’s holding the tools.

Robots that can hold tools are a lot more versatile than those built for a specific task, because then they can adapt to doing whatever is asked of them — instead of a robot that only tightens nuts, it’s possible to ask one to pick up a screwdriver as well.

(via Robot Changes Tires So You Don’t Have To : Discovery News)

(via joshbyard)

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    Because everyone totally wants to have to lug a machine AND a wrench around in case a tire pops. -_-
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    Versatile robots :D This is what I want to hear. Makes the idea of a “Mech” in any context more believable, although I’m...
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