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PR2 robot plays music

It’s not exactly talented just yet, but it’s a start:

Here are a couple of things this robot also does:

It’s not exactly fast yet (notice the “15x” in the video?)

Another one where acceleration is more clearly visible because of humans in the background:

Clearly, robotics is making progress, but that also makes the gap between robots and animals more humbling. The other day, a dog was running alongside me while I was biking, and I couldn’t help but admire the agility of the run: 30km/h in the bushes, downhill on slippery gravel, avoiding a multitude of obstacles with a large variety of strategy (run around, jump over it, …) all the while checking where I was…

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