Okay, not to tell tales out of school, but this robot can TOTALLY walk a freakin’ tightrope.
I know what I just told you flies in the face of everything you’ve learned about A) the field of robotics, B) tightropes, and C) the former intersecting with the latter. But bro, you gotta believe me on this. Crazier still, this ain’t a robot created at some top-secret facility in Nevada courtesy of a half-billion dollar military research and development budget. It’s just like, something some dude built in his dorm room or whatever. How mindblowingly awesome is that? (hint: very).
Mind you, there is one fly in the ointment, as they say. One YouTube user wrote this in response to our awesome robot video, “My only question is: what is the limiting factor in how quickly it can cross the tightrope? Surely if it’s all processed by computer and servos, the succession of bottlenecking should start with the processor and work down to how quickly it can actually move its limbs. Is the speed in the video the current “road block” in this project, or is speed not really something sought after?”
Geez, way to ruin everything with your nerdy math talk, nerd.