Thursday, March 20, 2008

Can you imagine running into this in the woods?

Meet BigDog, a robot from Boston Dynamics.
Lifelike to the point of creepiness. Yikes.
I hope that's private land that they're testing it on. Otherwise it's gonna startle some hunter and get blasted to bits.
I caught myself thinking, that's a good animation they got there!
I'd give anything to see BigDog dance a jig.

Just Added!
A hilarious spoof of BigDog that I saw today.


sal said...

pretty amazing!

Jesse said...

I for one welcome our new obnoxiously loud, quadrupedal overlords. :)

Namowal said...

Whoops, I forgot to warn viewers to turn down the sound. They should call it BigBuzz.
I suspect this technology will eventually trickle down to some cool toys.

Sally said...

really INTERESTING, But Don't they have back LEGS on Front END? (Excuse caps)

Anonymous said...

It looks like two people facing each other to me.

sal said...

it looks like two people facing each other to me.

Namowal said...

Yes, I noticed the backward leg thing too. I think that's what makes it extra creepy. It's so nimble, but it rings the "there's something wrong here" bell.