Stanford’s humanoid robot explores an abandoned shipwreck

Stanford’s humanoid robot explores an abandoned shipwreck

[MUSIC PLAYING] OceanOne is aimed at
bringing a new capability for underwater exploration. The intent here is to have
a diver diving virtually, creating a robot that can be
the physical representation of the human. A human-made robotic
diver that can have bi-manual capabilities. So it has two hands. It has stereo vision. And the most amazing
thing about it is that you can feel what
the robot is doing while it’s sitting up on the boat. And this is combining
the technology of haptics– that is the idea
that we can reflect the contact forces. It’s almost like you are there. With the sense of touch,
you create a new dimension of perception. This robot is oil-filled. It allows us to take
the robot very deep. This robot can go 2,000 meters. And it is truly a
human-like machine that is also human friendly. La Lune is a 17th
century shipwreck located about 20 miles off
the coast of Toulon in France at 100 meters. In the last year, we have
been working and getting our robots ready to
take on that expedition. And we are going to
land on the moon. More than 70% of the surface
of the planet is water. We have a lot of structures, a
lot of coral reefs to monitor. We need to reach down there. You can think about
it as a solution where we physically extract the
human from a dangerous area. But we let the
human be connected to the robot in a very
intuitive and meaningful way. And then the human can
provide the expertise, the cognitive
abilities, to the robot. And the two bring together
this amazing synergy. [MUSIC PLAYING] For more, please visit
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45 Replies to “Stanford’s humanoid robot explores an abandoned shipwreck”

  1. humans are not as evolved as species that have been living in the sea for 1000s of years if we want to make something optimised for the ocean wouldn't we go with nature on this one?

  2. Please also get the Google Maps StreetView cam and bring us sphere photos from the unexplored places. Don't waste your trips 😋

  3. Does the humanoid form make any difference or help in ANY way? NO.Function over form works better any day. Otherwise its just being self absorbed and narcissistic.  (as well as being over complicated and expensive)

  4. Hello ALL.
    DO NOT TRY TO LEAVE THOUGHTFUL COMMENTS critiquing this project in any negative way. They will just delete it so the world only believes that this is just a perfect idea and not one of science to be scrutinized until proven to be a good idea. Please don't bother pointing out any flaws you might have witnessed with the project Stanford will just censor it.

    But if you want to leave a mindless comment just superficially praising this project go right ahead. I'm almost positive they will leave that undisturbed.

  5. why make it humanoid though? surely a oval, slim tube with claws design would be much more efficient then the awful curvature the humanoid shape causes to increasing water resistance. i hope you pseudo-intellectuals at stanford realize that humans havent evolved throughout the history of humanity to swim or be purely aquatic animals.

  6. Great work. Wouldn't a more practical oriented design be better than a humanoid one?

    I want to learn how the keep the water out. There are moving parts and kilometers of water pressure.

    Impressive stuff. Keep pushing forward, humans. We're going to desperately need these inventions soon enough.

  7. I'm just curious, besides aesthetic reasons, why make it resemble a human? You could have created something that would have the same if not better capabilities with any other shape.

  8. Also, if you're going to land on the moon, how about making all humans (with the hardware) capable of being connected to the robot, we don't have to be in control, but we can be VR first person… right?

  9. Will be cool when these devices are used in space. Once we overcome that whole 'lag' barrier, it will be even better. (not easy to move a finger and wait two minutes for the robot to move its finger, and then wait another two minutes to get feedback to make sure it actually did move its finger.. 3 months is a little long to change a hose clamp.)..till then, need to develop AI to the point where function DetectNeed(DoProcedure(ChangeHoseClamp(X))); will work all on it's own…… (and of course self defense in case aliens find it and decide to overwrite the "3-laws" portion of the firmware with their own version that says to 'gather all known sources of biomatter and return to our recycling stations for our food and power needs). 🙂

  10. This is how space EVA should be done. If these end effectors are not already more dexterous than an astronaut's gloved hands, I expect they could be made so.

  11. Give it a neck axis and integrate HTC Vive. Or better yet, replace the head with two 180 degree cameras integrating Google Street View style virtual camera rotation. There's your binocular vision without the need of a head or mechanical steering axis.

  12. sings off key Part of your world!…. don't look like no mermaid..

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  14. He's a little too excited about it looking humanoid. he's really excited about it being able to do things ROVs have been doing for decades.

  15. would make so much more sense to make the robot in the shape of a dolphin or some kind of fish. Human's are such weak divers and awkward in the water.

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