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One of my employees went to MIT with this kid who now works for a company called Boston Dynamics. They're working on these new intelligent robots that walk like dogs, and that have some amazing abilities... they can maintain balance on multiple types of surfaces, climb/scale hills, run, and jump (3:00 shows some shocking skills).

YouTube - Boston Dynamics Big Dog (new video March 2008)

I can hear the Terminator theme music now... :eek:
 

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Im sure they have already mounted a SAW or even a .50 to it.
Nah, just a semi-automatic rifle, set to target and kill anyone who doesn't have an RFID implant! :eek: (j/k) (but not really, cause you know that's how it's gonna work...)
 

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I can already picture the field report from it's first deployment:
Robot dog complete failure due to large feral cat population.
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I like this version better :

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I like this version better :

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I've seen that video before. Just wait for the robotic insects if you want to be creeped out. We already have dragonfly-like UAVs.
 

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I've seen that video before. Just wait for the robotic insects if you want to be creeped out. We already have dragonfly-like UAVs.
Are you sure you saw the video I posted before ? be sure to watch the end section ;)
 

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No, I havn't. I was going by the first frame. That's evidently a take off on the military video where they kick it, trying to knock it over.

Funny stuff. :)
 

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Or these swarming spider bots supposedly ready for field testing in Iraq next year !

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I like this version better :

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The real version is fascinating, but this is just hilarious!
 
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