The Robotic Dog

Posted on September 16, 2008  Comments (6)

From Boston Dynamics. [update 2017 – Google sold Boston Dynamics to Softbank (Japan)]

via: Man’s New Best Friend: The Robotic Dog [I removed the broken link]

6 Responses to “The Robotic Dog”

  1. gaver
    September 17th, 2008 @ 7:52 am

    This robot is actually frightening! It sounds more like a bee than a dog. Wouw, I would run fast if I saw that robot comming. Maybe a better way to scare burglars than a real dog ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dave
    September 17th, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

    I got really freaked out by a thing when the robot was kicked on ice. It was just like a human!

  3. Stefano
    September 18th, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

    In separate trials, BigDog runs at 4 mph, climbs slopes up to 35 degrees, walks across rubble, and carries a 340 lb load.

  4. Anonymous
    September 18th, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

    Holy cow, is that thing for real? And is it gas powered? Looks useless though.

  5. Gaurav
    September 19th, 2008 @ 6:56 pm

    Extreme engineering too hard to believe. Those you designed this are genius engineers. What most I liked about this is the fact that Robotic Dog balance itself even after it is kicked badly. It even walks like a real dog.

  6. Cool Robot Locamotion: Transforms from Wheeled to Walking For Stairs and Rough Terrain ร‚ยป Curious Cat Engineering Blog
    January 6th, 2012 @ 12:56 am

    Wheeled locomotion is very efficient on the right terrain. This transformation lets the robot switch to climb stairs and handle rough terrain very nicely…

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