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Old 08-10-2008, 07:37 AM
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A friend of mine forwarded the below link regarding the development
of a robotic mule called 'Big Dog.' Check the enclosed vid where the robot
was able to maintain its balance after being kicked and on a slippery surface.

While it's top speed is 4 mph and it's the size of a large dog one may consider
would the future could bring....?



http://www.bostondynamics.com/conten...section=BigDog
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:58 AM
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My goodness! Thats absolutely amazing! Unbelievable! What an improvement, compared to every other robot with legs I have seen so far. This is like being used to an old Ford T and now getting to see a Formula 1 racing car from the 1990ies.

I must admitt, I felt pitty for the thing
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Very cool... but scary.
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Yes, it's impressive... but building the bodies is nothing compared to building the brain... I'll be worried when it decides to sit down, and be stubborn, like a real mule... LOL

You might also take a look at ATLAS... a walking platform that's the prototype for probes/transporters for future lunar and Mars missions. Kinda like this, but capable of carrying a Nissan Versa on it's back.
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I wish I had a mule to come back from Amsterdam with me.



she might make the perfect mule
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I wish I had a mule to come back from Amsterdam with me.



she might make the perfect mule

dont u think thats a tad bit inapropiate for this site??
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hey, fat-bottomed girls make the rockin' world go 'round!
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We'll leave it up to Zardoz.
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Classy post, MPQ.
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trying to inject a little humor is all.
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