When Boston Dynamics shares a new robot video, my robophobia levels increase just a little bit. There is something about these robots that get into the uncanny valley for me. This particular video is both fascinating and disturbing. It's fascinating because here are a bunch of robots pulling a truck (not a pickup truck--a real truck). It's disturbing because it shows a BUNCH of robots.
I'm not sure what it is, but something keeps drawing me into physical competition shows. It's not the competition that I like, it's those weird situations that they put these people in. Of course I can't just watch the show. I have to do some type of physics thing--because that's who I am and what I do. It's called the Lunar Impact.
I don't know very much about bobsleds--but I know quite a bit about physics. Here is my very brief summary of the bobsled event in the winter Olympics. Some humans get in a sled. The sled goes down an incline that is covered in ice. The humans need to do two things: push really fast to get the thing going and turn to travel through the course.