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Date: 04/07/11 08:17 AM

38 Responses to Da Vinci Robot Folds And Throws Paper Airplane

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 7, 2011 at 8:18 am
    Link: Da Vinci Robot Folds And Throws Paper Airplane - Okay.Sure it`s a Robot folding an airplane, BUT wait for the end for the `wow` moment.
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    Hoofer Male 18-29
    132 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 8:29 am
    Okay...that WAS indeed cool.
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    FUFtheKlown Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 8:39 am
    I could tell it was going to be small, but that was much smaller than I expected
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 8:40 am
    You`re supposed to fold it twice on the inside!
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    itellifyou Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 8:46 am
    I think he needs a few more practice sessions. I admit that is quite impressive using a machine like that, but I would still prefer a surgeon in the room. I can fold a better plane than that, and smaller, despite the fact that I abuse my hands.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 8:46 am
    S`not a robot, it`s a surgical tool that they`re demonstrating the accuracy of. If you`ll notice, it cuts away to a surgeon operating the controls.
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    Toider Male 18-29
    452 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 8:53 am
    damn...that would make laparoscopic surgeries a breeze.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 8:57 am
    that robot can`t throw for sh1 t
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    IAFYM Female 18-29
    131 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 8:59 am
    Still waiting for the wow moment.

    Oh wait, it finished.
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    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 9:16 am
    Surely this is some sort of training exercise in how to use the thing?
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    Turf_Moor Male 18-29
    270 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 9:21 am
    Is that a one cents coin? That`s pretty impressive. Would be better if it was a robot doing it on it`s own accord.
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    Maromi Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 9:26 am
    was i supposed to not realize that it was so tiny? I`d be worried to have a surgeon poking around inside me with a robot if he can`t fold a little airplane first.
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    Sh0rtEe Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2011 at 9:39 am
    @Frankil

    Yeah its like: "Your airplane didn`t fly. You failed the final examination. Goodbye!" haha.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 10:20 am
    its not that small, had it been the size of a rice, maybe, but i have done smaller airplanes with MY HANDS
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    turbopuppy Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 10:24 am
    Note that you view the folding through a scope or a monitor rendering your perception to 2D.
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    ilfg Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 10:29 am
    very disappointing. I was expecting the coin to be larger with respect to the airplane.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 10:31 am
    Surgical robots are cool.
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 10:41 am
    dumb-ass quackor. the point is that he DIDN`T do it with his hands.
    and i doubt your claim as well.
    but yeah surprise ending :O the da vinci is just gonna get more and more accurate. kinda exciting.
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    ScaryMeadow Female 18-29
    189 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 11:06 am
    I honestly wasn`t surprised at all. Sure, it`s a great feat and sure, the robot is fantastic and cool, but I still knew from the beginning that the paper was that small. Thus, the ending "wow moment" was more of an "... Yes I know."
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
    558 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 11:26 am
    3 words: tiny paper cranes.
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    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 11:34 am
    I want to play with that so bad.
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    BiGpHiL Male 18-29
    261 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm


    Impressive
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    Where was the wow moment? You could see he was using a keyhole surgery robot. Want a decent movie that demonstrates how these things can REALLY be used?....


    click here
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    Thats so awesome
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    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    All yours for the low, low starting price of around $1.5 million. The Si model`s around $1.7, and the S HD is right out. Couldn`t find a price estimate on that one, but I`d guess $2.+
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    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    It is not a robot. It is a hydro-mechanical machine being manipulated by a human. Robots don`t require human manipulation after their initial programming.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    How about this? from, oh 3 years ago?
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    Crabcakes Male 30-39
    226 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    The da Vinci isn`t a programmable robot, but it -is- a robot, as well as a technological marvel of engineering.

    I got to play with one of these once. The human-to-machine interface is very intuitive, so much so that I was able to manipulate and stack 1mm cubes almost perfectly.

    The surgeon that was demonstrating the machine used the micro scalpel to carve text out of magazine pages– specifically, he carved the outline of each letter, almost flawlessly, in 12-point type. It took him all of a minute to cut out and manipulate "da Vinci Robo Surgeon" on the page.
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    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
    361 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    as an origami and cybernetics enthusiast this made me happy. the crane was cooler though.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    I want that guy to operate me if ever given the chance
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    Isn`t that what they use for keyhole surgery? not a robot anyway. I think maybe all surgery medical students have to do this.
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
    515 posts
    April 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    neat.
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2011 at 2:05 am
    wow was not expecting that at the end
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    April 8, 2011 at 2:23 am
    cool
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    midwestkid Male 18-29
    25 posts
    April 8, 2011 at 9:37 am
    i wonder if its two people holding poop scoopers?
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    midwestkid Male 18-29
    25 posts
    April 8, 2011 at 9:38 am
    Oh it is a guy holding a poop scooper. Def cool though!
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    April 9, 2011 at 4:34 am
    "I want that guy to operate me if ever given the chance"

    Only if you want your heart valves folded like a paper aeroplane.
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    66stang Male 18-29
    226 posts
    April 9, 2011 at 5:33 am
    If it were a true robot I would be impressed, but it is just a guy controlling robotic hands, these have been around for years, if not decades.

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