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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Creepiest Robot Ever

This huge, mostly autonomous robot called the “Big Dog” it supposed to help troops carry gear into, and out of the battle field.

Here is what Popular Science has to say:

Developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the U.S. military, the BigDog prototype is arguably the world’s most ambitious legged robot. Its stability and awareness of its own orientation make it the first robot that can handle the unknown challenges of the battlefield. The Great Dane–size ’bot can trot more than three miles an hour, climb inclines of up to 45 degrees, and carry up to 120 pounds—even in rough terrain impenetrable to wheeled or tracked vehicles. But this one is just a puppy; Boston Dynamics expects the next iteration, ready this summer, to be at least twice as fast and carry more than twice as much.

Here what I have to say, when you see this thing move on its own is one of the creepiest things ever.


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