Video Friday: More Fake Ping Pong, Elastic Snakebots, and Watson Serves SXSW
Well, the whole Kuka thing was a bit of a letdown this week. Sigh. But the nice thing about having a ton of robot videos to post is that we can just get past that, right? Ordinarily, yeah, but we're kind of obligated to start off with the other fake robot ping pong video. Double sigh.
The problem with videos like these about robots that seem real, that pretend to be real, but aren't real, is that they make real robots look bad. It's easy (relatively easy) to CGI up robots being awesome, and then people get used to robots being awesome. But then, when you have to explain to them that no, real robots aren't quite that awesome, they can't help but be disappointed.
Real robots are awesome though. Very awesome. And here are some videos of them that are 100 percent real.
Except for the first one.