Weekend Fun: Big Dog Robot
So what did Boston Dynamics end up doing with the $10 million in funding they received from Darpa? Well, they continued the development of their BigDog quadruped robot, which is simply mind blowing to say the very least. It’s also just mental to see how advanced robots have become since the early days of Robbie The Robot.
What makes the BigDog so amazing is the seemingly “alive” traits that the quadruped robot possesses in terms of balance. Watching it climb up mountains, slog through mud and snow, and regaining its balance after slipping on ice is just insane, even if you’re not that into robots.
More information on the Boston Dynamics Big Dog robot.