More of this please. These flying robots are cool AF! If you’re going to make a flying robot at least make one that brings a sense of wonder like Festo’s. By now, you’ve probably seen plenty of the insanely scary bots from companies like Boston Dynamics. That shit keeps me awake at night. So why not be like Festo?
Sure, they make industrial robots that do lots of frightening things. But occasionally maybe whip out something cool looking. Sure, it’s a potential weapon…but it’s also gonna look absolutely beautiful right before it ends your life!
So, what would you rather be attacked by? A robot dog with a machine gun? Or a sweet flying penguin? Maybe the jellyfish? I’m partial to the jellyfish myself.
Only halfway kidding here. If we’ve learned anything from sci-fi it’s this: Once science makes something cool? Someone wants to weaponize it. Let’s not do that, okay? Let’s maybe just turn the robot jellyfish into something we can ride around in and go sightseeing. How about that?