German Researchers Building Robotic Ape, Robot Apocalypse and Planet of the Apes No Longer Mutually Exclusive
Why build a robotic ape, we ask? Why not, responds science!
Why, you might ask, would anyone build a robotic version of an ape? Is this something the world really needs? Researchers at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence presumably think so, which is why they built this "ape-like robotic system" that moves just like an ape. While we still couldn't tell you why the world needs a robot ape -- after all, there are already plenty of things that give Associate Editor Glen Tickle nightmares -- the thing is pretty impressive, aping the movements of an...ape with uncanny precision and making the rest of us kind of nervous.