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    Big Dog

    This thing is just amazing, a little on the loud side though, but just think what you would be thinking if you saw that thing in the woods at night coming towards you......

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww"]YouTube - Boston Dynamics Big Dog (new video March 2008)[/ame]



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    Re: Big Dog

    why am I a little freaked out by this thing?

    ....reminds me of the bugs in The Mist. Plus it sounds like a 250 lb mosquito



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    Re: Big Dog

    that is crazy! Pretty amazing technology though to be able to maintain the balance after the guy kicked it plus on the ice.


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    Re: Big Dog

    It has better balance than I do I know that much



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    Re: Big Dog

    put a couple of beers in that thing and you will be on the same playing field! :)


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    Re: Big Dog

    Only freaks us out because the leg motions are so damn realistic... how the hell did suddenly get robots with balance?


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    Re: Big Dog

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    Only freaks us out because the leg motions are so damn realistic... how the hell did suddenly get robots with balance?
    Awww, come on guys, it's so simple. Maybe you need a refresher course. It's all ball bearings nowadays. Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State.



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