(re post) BigDog four-legged robot now throws cinder blocks

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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A four-legged robot called BigDog now sports an arm powerful enough to lift and throw breeze blocks. Made by US robotics company Boston Dynamics, the machine is backed by the Pentagon. BigDog was designed primarily for military use, and the arm could help soldiers pick up and carry heavy loads. But one robotics expert said the technology's potential was "enormous" for use in other areas, such as search and rescue. BigDog is one of several robots created by the Massachusetts-based firm and funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa). Continue reading the main story “Start Quote [Imagine] setting off these units across a rough terrain if they were looking for a lost child or a walker on a mountainside” Chris Melhuish Bristol Robotics Laboratory It has been in development since 2005 and is the the size of a large dog "or a small mule," says the company.

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This thing is getting creepier every day!
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 03:16 PM
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Already a Thread on it. kdog beat you to it



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 03:32 PM
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Ahh new ats search engine fails me yet again :/ cheers
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