New four-legged Bigdog bot' (mule?) for the military

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  1. rizuan76

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    I dunno whether this has been posted or not, but this must been one of the most weirdest & eerily looking thing i've ever seen.

    If i ever see one of those things in the woods, i would definitely run for my life. :eek: 

    The future of robotics technology!

    au.news.yahoo.com/080321/23/1681q.html

    Watch Bigdog in action
     
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  2. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Well, the military hasn't figured out yet how to make it quiet. Seriously, if it were part of a platoon, it would drive the troops insane.
     
  3. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

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    There's something seriously eerie about that thing besides it's God awful whining sound.
     
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    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    is it any louder... then a tank?
     
  5. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Looks like someone at the Department of Defense has been playing too much Metal Gear Solid.

    Now make it 100x times as big, strap on a nuke, a few cannons, and...Presto! Instant Metal Gear!

    Then get right to work on some Otacamo! I wanna be stealthier than Gray Fox!
     
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    Wow, that monster is terrifying. It's awkward movements would be right at home in a Silent Hill game. Other than that and the noise, it's amazing. My favorite parts of the video are when the guy tries to kick it over, and it recovers, and when they get it up to a running speed, and it jumps over a test "obstacle." Give it a few years, and it'll remember the guy kicking it and start a revolution.
     
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    "Metal Gear??!", was the first thing to come to mind when I saw this.
     
  8. cromagnus

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    It's runnning of some sort of nitro fuel when in the woods. Watching it indoors attached to a battery reveals the true nature of the second coming..
     
  9. rizuan76

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    Aww man..that is so insanely funny & exxaggerated at the same time :lol 
     
  10. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
     
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    Holy broccoli ! :eek:  That thing is so awesome! The movement are so eerily lifelike when the guy push it or when it slip on the ice! Can't wait for the day when everyone will have stuff like that at home :D 
     
  12. Chaos Incarnate

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    Sony's QRIO has similar technology, but is not as quick on it's feet.
     
  13. -Barricade-

    -Barricade- Forza Ferrari!

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    That bit on the ice was funny, but it never fell.
    Very impressive.

    Will it get beer out of the fridge though?
     
  14. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Awesome machine.
     
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    Holy crap, I am impressed.
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    theyre imposing.

    until the rebels counter attacks with harpoon equipped snow speeders.
     
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    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    I think that the MULE program has more going for it. 6 wheels, autonomous, and some versions will be equipped with weapons!
     
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    Saw this a long time ago. Still neat... even if it sounds like a a weed whacker.
     
  19. ILoveDinobot

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    Mule? Looks more like a Puma :p 
     
  20. Caterwaul

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    Puma? Are you making up animals again?

    Seriously? Neat concept, but it's just that. I think to many people are going for the multi legged thing when good old tracks are simpler on maintenance.

    Mmm. Talon SWORDS.
     

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