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Chippewa
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Posted - 08/01/2008 :  13:40:45  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
New Robot video.

If I saw this coming I'd run like hell even though it doesn't move fast. Its fast enough however and that insect whine is too much. Might be useful for exploring other planets though!

http://www.bostondynamics.com/content/sec.php?section=BigDog

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 08/01/2008 :  20:17:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I, for one, welcome our new quadrupedal robot overlords.

Damn, that was amazing, especially in how the damned thing handled rough terrain, and recovering after that guy kicked it. (The next version will doubtless kick back.)


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Dude
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Posted - 08/01/2008 :  21:46:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It needs a muffler. Or maybe a fuelcell and some electric motors.


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filthy
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Posted - 08/02/2008 :  04:25:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's pretty amazing! It even has a certain grace to it's gait.

Soon, no doubt, we will begin to hear of sightings of the dread chupacabot.




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