A couple of neat videos I came across today that show just how fast robotics are evolving.
First off the formation flying insect like nano-quadrotors from the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Here is pretty menacing formation flying mode:
And here trying to win our hearts playing the James Bond theme.
Second DARPA's BigDog support robot - looking just like a robotic mule.
At this rate I woudln't be surprised if the US Army has more robots than soldiers by 2030 - particularly if you also consider their Avatar project - http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/army-virtual-reality/?utm_source=Contextly&utm_medium=RelatedLinks&utm_campaign=Previous
***Imported from old blog***