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oddsigve October 5 2013 02:41 PM

Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
Here`s a link if you haven't already seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE3fmFTtP9g#t=77

publiusr October 5 2013 07:15 PM

Re: Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
It needs to look more fearsome:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QMaS4pB9rw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk3LR3bNekM


Also nice:

solid air
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlC_HKtgBiE
Bubble rings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZWOBfY7qKk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Cd5FWMusE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pd_ZHw9xH0

larryman October 5 2013 08:42 PM

Re: Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
I'm not impressed by 'animal' robots. I'm far more impressed by their Atlas 'humanoid' robot.

http://gizmodo.com/its-confirmed-dar...medium=twitter

Metryq October 5 2013 11:54 PM

Re: Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
I've been watching videos of human & animal robots for years. With all due respect to Big Dog and other robots navigating obstacles and remaining upright after a collision on ice, are walking robots really superior to tracked robots? Tracks/treads are potentially much faster and I've seen designs navigate all sorts of obstacles (even climb) just as fast or faster than walking robots.

I see this work evolving into prosthetics and bionics, rather than delivering supplies in the battlefield.

And Atlas looks like Hector from SATURN 3. Now there was a creepy robot.

Magellan October 6 2013 07:15 AM

Re: Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
It really needs a head or something. Right now it just looks creepy. Of course Im already terrified of these because you know they will be used to hunt humans O_O

Metryq October 6 2013 10:05 AM

Re: Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
^ "Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. I'm hunting humans. Heh-heh-heh!"

Into Darkness October 6 2013 10:03 PM

Re: Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
Rather than build these robots they should grow animals in vats that are brainless and then place a computer in the empty brain cavity wired up to the body and control it via a human on a computer or give it advanced AI.

orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr not. That would be something from a horror movie.

I actualy like these four legged robots, there is great potential to this kind of technology.

Crazy Eddie October 11 2013 07:10 PM

Re: Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
Quote:

oddsigve wrote: (Post 8731432)
Here`s a link if you haven't already seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE3fmFTtP9g#t=77

Enter the Rat Thing.

publiusr October 12 2013 09:40 PM

Re: Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
There was a recent commercial that showed racing robot greyhounds that looked a bit similar
http://thetechjournal.com/tech-news/...rt-video.xhtml

RAMA October 24 2013 07:46 PM

Re: Your thougths on BigDog? The new robot made by Boston Dynamics
 
The usefulness of this robot is that it can go where human legs can...far more places than wheels. The only thing that might be more useful is a drone that hovers...but it would probably take to much power to keep steady and aloft with supplies. The one big problem with BigDog...it's incredibly, painfully, dangerously loud!


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