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Old October 5 2013, 11:54 PM   #4
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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.
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