Big dog robot

Boston Dynamics, a robotics company in the US, has been demonstrating a robot called BigDog which is designed to accompany soldiers over rough terrain, helping them to carry their gear.

Some of the demos (viewable at the YouTube link above) – in particular the clips of the robot recovering its balance on slippery ice – are really impressive.

If you’ve seen or played any of the Metal Gear games you’ll see immediate similarities between this robot and the much larger mechas in that series. Life imitating Art? Or something more sinister? …

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