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Christmas with Boston Dynamics

Around our house, Boston Dynamics are the rock stars of robotic technology. Finding that they’ve distributed a new video on youtube is like waking up to a full stocking on Christmas morning. I’ve posted previously about their most famous design, The Big Dog, but here’s an updated video – now with 50% more “Holy #$%@, […]

Robotic Combat Felines

My favourite roboticist firm, Boston Dynamics, has found a new way to bring on our terrifying future. BigDog’s makers are working on a new quadruped that moves faster than any human and is agile enough to “chase and evade.” Boston Dynamics, maker of the Army’s robotic mule BigDog announced today that Darpa has awarded it […]

Robotic Slap Fight

[youtube=] This is a bot out of the University of Pennsylvania, although they apparently received some insight from my favourite of the rock-star roboticist firms, Boston Dynamics. It doesn’t look like it would last long if placed in a fighting arena against some of the Battlebots of yore, but you’ve got to keep in mind […]

Frankenstein's Weeping Monster

I understand the want, and need, to move away from testing weaponry on things that are actually alive, but, in some cases, what alternative do we have? Enter robotics firm Midwest Research Institute (with a little assistance from our favourite terror-machine creators, Boston Dynamics). From KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 18 (UPI) — A humanoid […]

Robot Fight

[youtube=] While it looks more like a toaster with legs than Usain Bolt [? – JRD], Cornell University’s Ranger robot has set some track records all the same. On July 6, Ranger set a world record for untethered robotic walking, traveling 14.3 miles in only 11 hours. Guided by students with a remote control, Ranger […]