Monday, March 17, 2008

My dog may be creepy, but he does get 34 miles to the gallon.

Boston Dynamics has been developing a four-legged robot they call Big Dog. This footage of it maneuvering through wooded and icy terrain is pretty amazing. Its gait really looks like some sort of animal. About 35 seconds in, one of the testers tries to kick it over. Either he really has a thing against headless quadrupeds or he's testing the balance correction. Take your pick. Another near-fall on the ice takes place around the 1:25 mark, and the recovery looks so lifelike it's really quite spooky.(via Gizmodo)

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