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Boston Dynamics Quadruped - Big Dog

By Gary R, in , posted: 27-Mar-2008 11:36

This is absolutely amazing. A quadruped robot from Boston Dynamics that moves effortlessly over all terrains although it had a bit of trouble with ice. Designed for the army as a pack horse I can't help but wonder what happens if you blow out a leg with a standard Soviet era RPG. I think they need to do something about the noise as well. Even the hard of hearing would be able to tell a Big Dog was on the way. The project appears to be funded by the deep pockets of DARPA. I suppose in the future there could be a version with side mounted laser canons or ED-209 style rocket launchers and machine guns.

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Comment by Mattnzl, on 27-Mar-2008 14:47

That is quite freaky to watch! It almost looks part machine / part animal the way it moves and recovers.


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