Robotic 'pack mule' displays stunning reflexes
You gotta check out this movie! BigDog is described by its developers Boston Dynamics as “the most advanced quadruped robot on Earth”. The company has released a new video of the robot negotiating steep slopes, crossing rocky ground and dealing with the sharp kick
A nimble, four-legged robot is so surefooted it can recover its balance even after being given a hefty kick. The machine, which moves like a cross between a goat and a pantomime horse, is being developed as a robotic pack mule for the US military. “Internal force sensors detect the ground variations and compensate for them,” says company president and project manager Marc Raibert. “And BigDog's active balance allows it to maintain stability when we disturb it."