Let’s set the stage; It’s 1984, Los Angeles California, and
the All Valley Karate Tournament is coming to a close. We all know how it goes;
wrought with tension and emotion, against all odds, the hurt and exhausted
Daniel Larusso musters up his strength to defeat Johnny Lawrence with a simple
yet harrowing Crane Kick, to win the championship.
This very Crane Kick has become an iconic 80’s movie scene,
which has been copied and parodied countless times. This week one of our
Waltham, Mass. neighbors, Boston Dynamics, found a new and exciting way to pay
homage to this powerful movie moment. The company recently posted a video of
their robot, Ian, performing that very same crane kick stance.
Ian is no Terminator, another iconic 1984 character, but one
thing is definitely for sure, there is no way even Mr. Miyagi could have
predicted the amazing technology that would allow this robot to move with such
flow and precision.
So here’s the ultimate question – who do you think would win
in a fight, Daniel-San or the Terminator?
Share with us your best Throw Back Thursday technologies and
we will post them on our blog too!