Big Dog

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by cytech, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    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]
     
  2. Arkansas

    Arkansas Well-Known Member

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    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 :wideeyed:
     
  3. shildreth

    shildreth Active Member

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

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    It has better balance than I do I know that much :smile:
     
  5. shildreth

    shildreth Active Member

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

    AirWalke Well-Known Member

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

    balken Well-Known Member

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    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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