Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Bikes: a lowrider BMX, a mountain bike, a faired recumbent, and a loaded touring bike
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Originally Posted by pg13
err no. i meant as it is can it do both or is it limited to 1 or the other? and yep i know they can do all sorts of things but they tend to be only able to do 1 thing. im eagerly awaiting the man or woman, to invent a robot that can do multiple things and i dont mean things that are similar so dont need much more programming or anything. like 1 that can ride a bike, dance, jump rope, tie a knot, maybe make a origami crane.
edit: yeah i figured the stuff on the back was the balance stuff. and yep off the shelf but it was modified so im curious if it can still do both without modifying it again?
Maybe, maybe not. But at least it's progress. Someday I would like to ride a tandem with a robot stoker on the rear of the bike.
I don't think it matters if the robot can still walk, after the mods.. It looks like the robot can't mount or dismount the bike on it's own. I don't know if the robot is on a seat, I think the seat post goes directly into the robot's bung hole, and is firmly clamped thereupon . Would you still be able to walk? (sorry if this thought is disturbing).
The video narrator states that it is a "Bipedal" robot, which means it can walk. It must have some kind of program or app that allows it to ride the bike. I personally would not bother the inventor to show if the robot can still walk, leave that to another improved version of the robot. It has to mount and dismount the bike on it's own (and be full size) before it can be really useful. But it IS Progress. Like the old saying goes "Only a fool criticizes unfinished work."