Posted December 11, 2018 12:32:52Lego’s newest model robot may look like a typical toy robot, but its creator said in a recent interview that it may have had a military origins.
The Legos brand’s new line of toy robots features a robot called Lego Robo which is made from Legos and has a robotic arm and legs.
It’s designed to resemble the Japanese military robots that were used to help in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
The robot’s creators at Lego have previously said that Legos have been around for about 150 years, but that they’re no longer the best-known brand for military robotics.
“There’s been some debate about that, but I think there’s probably some truth in it,” Lego’s Paul Beaumont told Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s AM.
The maker said its robots were built with a military mindset and they used the same basic components as the real thing.
“Lego is an engineering company and we make things from scratch,” he said.
“We try to build things that we can do that we couldn’t do before, and we use the same principles.”
In addition to its military roots, the company said its Legos are more realistic.
“I think that people who think of Legos as a toy are probably a little bit naive,” Beaumonto said.
He added that while he thinks they’re more realistic than the toy cars, they are still just toys.
“The toy cars are pretty far out of reach,” he explained.
“But we’re in a good position because we’ve got the Legos.”
Topics:technology,technology-and-science,military-science-and_artificial-intelligence,robots,artificial,law-crime-and,terrorism,australiaFirst posted December 10, 2018 18:03:22Contact Adrian BrubakerMore stories from Northern Territory