Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rise of the Drones

Drones are coming.  There is no denying it.  The question is what will they bring with them?  Is Skynet beginning to take shape?  Are we setting in motion the Matrix?  All film references aside, the emergence of drones in our everyday society is something that we as a culture have for long anticipated, either with fear or excitement.

The fast accelerating robotics industry, paired with even faster evolving computational devices, places the new drone movement on a very slippery slope.

In light of all this, I have compiled together a bunch of robot/drone videos covering some of the more interesting advancements in Robotics.  There are a lot of videos, but they are all relatively short and definitely worth a watch.

We will begin with perhaps the least threatening of robots coming from a company called Festo, an international automation company that makes some incredibly beautiful and mesmerizing robots.