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The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth
BigDog is the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics family of robots. It is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by a gasoline engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog’s legs are articulated like an animal’s, and have compliant elements that absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next. BigDog is the size of a large dog or small mule, measuring 1 meter long, 0.7 meters tall and 75 kg weight.



Stephen Born says:

The first Gekko Unit…
Metal Gear is just around the corner

DavySigfusson says:

hmm… sneaky… 

But seriously though that sound is really weird and makes it so much more creepy.

Paul Whitfield says:

Yeah… when it can Sit, Beg, and Roll Over, bring it back, I'll consider it vaguely useful…

Iiro N says:

Freaking awesome

Fjæsing664 says:

It looks like two pair of legs that does the limbo

somethingdarkandevil says:

This is not an end product but a prototype which can improve massively and which shows how far we have come in this field and how far we can still go.

somethingdarkandevil says:

No it wouldn't be if this was the peak of this technology but it is not. Think of this as a product of what humans have achieved in a few years and also think about what this represents and what it will be like in 10 or 20 years. Think of the usefulness of a robot which can run faster than a horse, run on little to no fuel and something which can be brought by anyone.

dapowerfulmastermind says:

that thing is as creepy as heck!

shutupsilentjim says:

Can't wait until bots like this are quieter. Until then, mute the video and play an appropriate soundtrack – eg "Don't Stop Believing" has awesome guitar solos whenever the robot self-stabilizes after being kicked.
Don't stop believing, BigDog!

kay4x4 says:


Bodoratiy ТypьIст says:

OMG…my ears are bleeding..

Paul Thiel says:

I mean, let's face it … the enemy would never hear it coming >.>

slimsadist says:

These geniuses build a bad ass robot but cant buy a better camera?

Minno Haadoe says:

Wow, I'm impressed. People are already starting to develop small Metal Gears. Where's Solid Snake? 🙂

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