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post #1 of 13 Old 05-13-2005, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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Another product from the Lazy Americans.

Check this out. Turn up the volume. A bunch of lazy Americans who live up in my neck of the woods have decided to make a new vehicle for the army.

Although you see a driver in this clip, thier goal is to make this thing a fully autonomous robot vehicle.

Yet another amazing new technology from the lazy Americans.

http://www.howeandhowe.com/videos/SPONSOR.wmv

http://www.howeandhowe.com/videos/Movie_0001.wmv

And be sure to check out the other videos from here:
http://www.howeandhowe.com/

Boy, those lazy Americans sure can build some cool shit!

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-13-2005, 05:05 AM
 
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THAT THING IS SO COOL
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It doesn't work...
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It looks like there is a driver in the thing?

I saw the special on DARPA where they had a Hummer with all sorts of robotic stuff on the car so that it drove itself without any human. So it could go from A to B by inputting some cordinates and then drive itself safely through the terrain. No one passed.
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This can certainly can handle some terrain and a barn!
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Pete,

You said those guys are in your area? I love the HD shock system they came up with.
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To h*ll with the automation crap...I want one I can drive!! That would be a seriously cool way to get even with drivers who pull out in front of you while they are on the phone...drive right over their a**!! :lol:

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Pete,

You said those guys are in your area? I love the HD shock system they came up with.
Same here. It's pure genius. Small shock absorbers for small shocks. And the fact that they shock proved just the HD is very, very smart.
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Pete,

You said those guys are in your area? I love the HD shock system they came up with.
Yeah, these are some Maine boys.

The prototype has a driver. The Ripsaw 2 is radio controlled as shown here: http://www.howeandhowe.com/videos/offroad_0001.wmv
Check it out pulling the log!

For Darpa they are going fully autonomous. It will function on its own and learn how to navigate the terrain.

Could you imagine this thing on a battlefield? You could hook up a trailer full of ammo and give it some coordinates and it will get there. Or load up a medic wagon full of casualties and hit "home" and be on your way.

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I think the one thing missing that would really help it is if the wheels where higher than the body so it could essential flip and still operate. Similar to those toys of the 1980s that when they hit a wall, they flipped and went in the other direction.
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that thing aint normal and it's even FAST
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I know, but my pc was ready to crash bigtime...
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