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

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  1. oddsigve

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  4. Metryq

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    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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    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
     
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    ^ "Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. I'm hunting humans. Heh-heh-heh!"
     
  7. Into Darkness

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    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.
     
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    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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