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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: First steps to creating Star Wars Imperial Walker finished Reply with quote

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A four-legged robot called BigDog now sports an arm powerful enough to lift and throw breeze blocks.

Made by US robotics company Boston Dynamics, the machine is backed by the Pentagon.

BigDog was designed primarily for military use, and the arm could help soldiers pick up and carry heavy loads.

But one robotics expert said the technology's potential was "enormous" for use in other areas, such as search and rescue.

BigDog is one of several robots created by the Massachusetts-based firm and funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa).


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it'd be an awesome place to work. You'd at least know when the end was coming.

I'm looking forward to their first bot that doesn't need to constantly keep its legs in motion. Seems like a major energy sink.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Looks like it'd be an awesome place to work. You'd at least know when the end was coming.

I'm looking forward to their first bot that doesn't need to constantly keep its legs in motion. Seems like a major energy sink.

It exists, but unfortunately he is going to jail in South Africa for shooting his girlfriend (probably).
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