It’s not that often I’m completely amazed by technology, but this youtube video did it. This 235 pound robot dog built by Boston Dynamics can hold 340 pounds, and has 4 amazingly limber and reactive legs that never fall down, even on steep slippery slopes, a rocky dry river bed, solid slippery ice, or climbing over a pile of cement bricks.
It doesn’t look much like a dog to me. More like the legs of a deer. It’s easy to see how helpful it could be helping carry heavy loads or maybe even an injured person? in rough terrain. If only the noise wasn’t quite so irritating- like a giant fly. Not the most attractive or cute robot dog either. But I get the feeling that wasn’t the point.
Absolutely amazing robot dog youtube video of “Big Dog”.
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