This robot scares me, I mean really scares me. I am not sure if it is the lack of a torso, or that fact that it appears to catch fire. Either way it is kind of creepy, yet it is one of my favorite works of art. I wish I could have seen this in person.

Robotics are often used in environments which are considered dangerous to humans. Deep sea exploration, nuclear cleanup and volcanism are some of the “higher profile” adverse environments which robots are used. My question was, “What about other dangerous or hazardous areas?”. For example, homeless people live in extremely dangerous environments. Shouldn’t there be automated equipment used by this strata of society?

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