Robotic 'Pack Mule' with Impressive Reflexes
I read about this machine over the weekend and just ran across these videos today. Quite impressive work they've done.
A nimble, four-legged robot is so surefooted it can recover its balance even after being given a hefty kick. The machine, which moves like a cross between a goat and a pantomime horse, is being developed as a robotic pack mule for the US military.
BigDog is described by its developers Boston Dynamics as “the most advanced quadruped robot on Earth”. The company have released a new video of the robot negotiating steep slopes, crossing rocky ground and dealing with the sharp kick.
As always, you can view the video here at Google Videos or visit the actual page by clicking on the image to the left.
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