Big Dog – Amazing Robot

Watched this tonight and it blew me away. I can’t believe I haven’t seen it before. BigDog is a quadruped robot created in 2005 by a firm called Boston Dynamics and JPL and funded, of course, by DARPA. Bloody amazing balance this thing has. Mind bending the computations required to get this to work under these conditions (in snow, on ice, jumping, being kicked in the side while walking, etc).

4 thoughts on “Big Dog – Amazing Robot

  1. Wow! Fascinating and scary at the same time. Kinda reminds me of the Hunters in HalfLife 2. There’s a lot of really good technology going on there.

  2. That is awesome! I was thinking more like the Star Wars AT-AT Walker. That thing on the ice looked like me at lunchtime today sliding all over the wet pavement 🙂

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