As any gymnast knows, you’re going to fall down a lot before you perfect a jump and stick the landing perfectly. We didn’t think that kind of thing applied to robots, but apparently it does. That’s good, because we were pretty worried that Hinamitetu’s bot was going to put all those Olympic athletes out of a job. Luckily it’s still got some kinks to work out.
- At least it’s learning, right?
- And it’s really good at doing backflips
- Soon robots will be able to replace our baseball pitchers, too