We love technology here at NeMAC, and few things are cooler than robots in our eyes. So without further ado, here are 5 great videos of robots doing cool things to send you into the weekend:
- Robot doing gymnastics
This home-built robot may look like nothing more than a little pair of shoes, but his gymnastics are really fun to watch. It’s amazing what technology can do these days.
- Cheetah robot running 28.3 miles per hour
Cheetah, a robot made by Boston Dynamics, is running his way straight into our nightmares. We love robots, but even we are a little scared by a robot that can run almost 30 miles per hour.
- Unmanned textbook delivery drone
College students, look out above you! A retailer in Australia is testing a delivery system that uses drones to deliver textbooks. Is this the future of shipping?
- ATLAS, the humanoid robot
ATLAS, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is an incredible humanoid robot. Fast forward to about 45 seconds if you want to see him do cool things like jump over obstacles, run, and move his arms like a human.
- Honorable mention: CHIBI
Okay, even we were fooled by this one (until the end, at least). Although CHIBI isn’t actually a robot, watching him dance like one is still pretty impressive.
As technology continues to evolve (in manufacturing and beyond), we all get to see a lot of cool things happening. With robotics, this is especially true, as robots have evolved at an incredible pace just within the last five years or so.
We can’t guarantee that a career in manufacturing would have you running alongside the Boston Dynamics Cheetah, but we can say that a STEM education and a career in manufacturing will expose you to a lot of incredible technology that you wouldn’t get to see otherwise.
And for the rest of us, these videos of robots can serve as a little bit of inspiration. Who wouldn’t want to work will cool technology like this?