amazing "dog" robot video

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  1. shecky Guest

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    this thing is incredible:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

    wait until 0:35 when the guy kicks it and it recovers. wow. this robot is like the "hunter" robot from HL2 come to life. only less likely to kill you. for now.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    Okay. I am now officially creeped out.

    ~Crawn
     
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    If a dog had a 3-way with a lawn-mower and a gyroscope, that's what I'd expect.
     
  5. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords and bid them welcome!


    :D

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    Good god man! There is nothing stopping them from making it ten times larger and running off of human fuel! Run away!
     
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    totally cool
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    It's amazing how far they've come. I'm sure the military will find strategic uses for it, hopefully to prevent loss of life in battle. Perhaps in 5 years they will make a scaled down, pleo-like version for consumers. Can't imagine what that monstrous-bot cost to develop so far.
     
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    Exactly, if it was worth a fortune they wouldn't take it somewhere icey, or let someone kick it!

    That being said, I actually laughed when it was "galloping", it looks pretty ridiculous at best, I'm sure if it was used in modern combat the enemy would be killed, because they'd be too busy laughing to destroy it...
     
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    I'm sorry, but I don't like this. If I'm going to abuse my dog, I want him to topple over and wimper. What's the fun if the dog constantly regains his balance?

    Stephen Hawkings + this dog's legs = :eek:
     
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    Saw this on dig the other day, pretty freaky if you ask me. Makes ASIMO look like some metal doll.:D
     
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    Imagine hearing that thing chasing you in the dark woods at night.
     
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    Now that's really creepy! (hoping I don't have headless monster robot nightmares)
     
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    If they give it a minigun and solar cells we are officially screwed.
     
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    You know? This is just the beginning. Soon we will have TERMINATORS!!!:cool:

    Arnold:p
     
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    Wow... The way it walks is kind of creepy, but nonetheless that's an AWESOME robot!
     
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    Hahaha, true, it's got to feel pain before we can go around kicking it :p
     
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    BigDog Cutaway Technical Illustration

    I was fortunate enough to do some technical illustration work of Big Dog for Boston Dynamics. It was a really interesting project to work on to say the least.

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    For those interested in seeing some of its inner-workings, a final cutaway illustration can be seen (and zoomed-in on) at http://www.jamesprovost.com/illustration/bigdog.php
     
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    Very cool. I also like your motion graphics.
     
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    ok. this thing is frikking scary and it's as annoying as a fly.

    other than that, it's quite cool. but I wouldn't want one though. I liked the part where the guy kicks it haha :) probably the thing senses that it's "slipping on some slippery surface" and it just balances itself out.
     
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    Wow, that IS a creepy thought. It's an unrelenting menace that just won't stop. Damn it, battery life! :mad:
     

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