Ruuuuuuuuunnnnnnn!!!!!! BigDog Now Has a Big Brother!

The AlphaDog Proto is a lab prototype for the Legged Squad Support System, a robot being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. When fully developed the system will carry 400 lbs of payload on 20-mile missions in rough terrain. The first version of the complete robot will be completed in 2012. This video shows early results from the control development process. In this video the robot is powered remotely. AlphaDog is designed to be over 10x quieter than BigDog.



5 Responses to Ruuuuuuuuunnnnnnn!!!!!! BigDog Now Has a Big Brother!

  1. They actually test these guys in the woods near my house (Great Blue Hills).
    It's very interesting when you go hiking, and then all of a sudden there's this AT-AT coming at you from down the hill – and it's scaling rock faces that even experienced hikers have to take their time on.

  2. If life is anything like Metal Gear Solid says it is, these things are going to be loaded with IBMs in two years, and a shirtless, British man is going to bring about nuclear winter.

    Not sure if want.

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