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Robot Dog

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by FALCON-LORD, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. #1 FALCON-LORD, Mar 19, 2008
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    Check this out, some vid of a robot quadraped that does some prety impresive corrections when confronted with tricky terrain
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  2. lol when it slipped on the ice, I laughed so hard a little pee almost came out.

    Bloody clever robotics though.

    Also lol @ turning it into a sheep at the end.
     
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  3. Looks like a pair of removalists, facing eachother, and carrying some cargo somewhere...






    Creepy :?
     
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  4. That is way cool :)
     
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  5. Oh that is so cool. If they could only make it quiet lol. I can easily see these guys making a shed load of money with defence contracts and kids toys.

    Very cool. :wink:
     
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  6. Cool and scary....
    I can see the movie now.... some poor person in the future running for their lives slipping and sliding all over a frozen lake as 50 of these things pursue them.... kinda like I-robot.... Of course, by then they'll have laser beams attached... just like a foul tempered sea bass
     
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  7. But they'll still be going arse up every second step
     
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  8. Amazing :shock:
    ..and 'scarey' at the same time. Another case for science fiction becoming science fact. Star Wars.. Terminator ..
     
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  9. Yeah I got that feeling about it as well.

    Well DARPA funded the research
     
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  10. Now that's some seriously fast and powerful computer processing right there.

    I'm guessing that the buzzing noise is a small engine powered hydraulic pump supplying the power for the leg actuators. Could easily be silenced.

    Now if they could only make it a big bigger and mount a couple of .50's on it.....
     
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  11. It would be interesting to watch the computer countering the recoil.
     
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  12. Warning Thread Revival.

    Just a look at where these robotic pack animals are today. Boston Dynamic's latest device "Spot". Boston Dynamic is an owned subsidiary of Google.

     
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  13. I always preferred this one.

     
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