Drexel basks in Asia’s glow
February 23, 2012
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This article seemed exciting for a moment – looked like the US was finally doing something in humanoid robots.
Drexel Unveils Seven Humanoid Robotics on National
“…The seven identical robots will be sent to Penn, Purdue, Ohio State, South California, Virginia Tech, Carnegie Mellon and MIT universities for research. The researchers of the corresponding universities will be provided adequate training to handle these robots. This step will take humanoid robotics to the next level…”
The catch? Not really, if you don’t notice that the robots were produced in Asia, and they are advanced HUBO robots. Robotic outsourcing? One more thing the US can’t make…It’s not that I think that the US should be first in humanoid robots. It’s more that it implies that we aren’t really thinking about the problems with Robots that Jump at all.