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BigDog uses a system of hyper-responsive hydraulic joints, sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes to keep it on its four legs. Boston Dynamics says the creature can run at 4 mph, climb slopes up to 35 degrees, walk across a wide range of terrain, and carry 340 pounds. It’s designed to go wherever humans would go, carrying their load without complaint or the urge to sniff the ground every six inches. It’s funded by DARPA, naturally.
Originally posted by conspiracytheoristIAM
reply to post by speculativeoptimist
I'm just not much a fan of these robots and drones...it seems obvious that in due time they'll be perfected and used against us.
It could be a combination of 19th-century mechanics, 21st-century technology -- and a 20th-century horror movie.
A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find -- grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.
“If it’s not on the menu, it’s not going to eat it,” Finkelstein said.
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Originally posted by lastmanstanding
I wonder how much load that thing can hold. I couldn't help but imagine a coffin on its back in the scene where it got off the plane. As if it were some type of wounded solider transport or something...