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DARPA’s BigDog can throw cinder blocks farther than you!

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Now this kind of freak's me out,a robotic dog that throws cinder blocks!

Talk about your urban warfare,I want to see it throw an axe or something.




BigDog handles heavy objects. The goal is to use the strength of the legs and torso to help power motions of the arm. This sort of dynamic, whole-body approach is routinely used by human athletes and animals, and will enhance the performance of advanced robots. The control techniques and actuators needed for dynamic manipulation are being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the Army Research Laboratory's RCTA program


www.slashgear.com...

Also a related thread about this unique creature....

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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Tap dancin' while throwing heavy bricks around...


I started to laugh when the robot started moving its legs.

Dammit technology.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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at this early stage it looks crude and a bit silly, but then most invention starts life thusly. consider the harrier jump jet and it's prototype;





posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 04:00 PM
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A bunker buster robot dog huh?
They are going to use that thing to break into the preppers bunkers when the SHTF,that thing or something like it could tear apart just about anything.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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Im not saying they are but the legs looked almost CGI
But all jokes aside its a good step forward lol



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by PurpleVortex
Tap dancin' while throwing heavy bricks around...


I started to laugh when the robot started moving its legs.

Dammit technology.


The tap dance of death!
Run when you hear it coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by Tardacus
A bunker buster robot dog huh?
They are going to use that thing to break into the preppers bunkers when the SHTF,that thing or something like it could tear apart just about anything.


Getting closer to this futuristic robot.



Sorry,don't know why that is in french.
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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Coming soon to a war near you!

Run away! Run away!



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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I dunno what it is man....

Theres just something in my head every time i see that thing, something primal almost that just says "get away"....

I dont like that damn thing......



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:30 PM
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We build robots to throw sticks and stones.

How ironic is that?

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:31 PM
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You know what?
If that's where future war is headed it might not be a bad thing.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
 

Does the same thing to me.

Damn think looks mean...and mad.
Run away!



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by kdog1982
 

You know what?
If that's where future war is headed it might not be a bad thing.


I have to agree with you on that.

Versus the alternative.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:39 PM
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That Big Dog puts new meaning to "Fetch!"



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 06:39 PM
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Then you have the alternative,PETMAN............

Staying alive...




posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
I dunno what it is man....

Theres just something in my head every time i see that thing, something primal almost that just says "get away"....

I dont like that damn thing......


Right!!

Every time I see it, I'm fascinated by it.. But it's also the stuff of nightmares.

I guess it's the way it moves. So animal like at a basic level, yet it's just a machine.

The other video where they kick it and it recovers from a fall, almost makes you feel for it, but it's just a machine.

Maybe it's the buzzing noise is makes clip clopping all around places.

haha, but I love this little guy, and the cheetah robot made by the same mob, that can run really really fast.



We're building animals... and the japanese are still just plonking pretty faces on webcams and microphones.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982
Then you have the alternative,PETMAN............

Staying alive...






Now I know we must never ever build these abominations.

EVER!!!!!!!!!!




posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:28 PM
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Got to ask,how many of them are still alive,the Gibbs that is.....



And you know you have a pair of those pants in your closet that, with the help of special k cereal, you will fit in again.





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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982

The tap dance of death!
Run when you hear it coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



At least you can hear it coming!
How terrible would this thing be if it can move quietly!?




posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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Personally i'm more afraid of those insect/bird drones then those things.






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