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WAR ROBOT – “Big Dog”



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His name is “Big Dog” and he’s… well, spooky… : )
And noisy…

Click HERE for Big Dog SPOOF – Funny

“Big Dog” at the Beach. Can Big Dog Paddle?
Big Dog hits the beaches of Thailand… nice music…

About “Big Dog”
He’s been called a “Tank Mule,” which sounds appropriate considering what he looks like. Big Dog was developed by Boston Dynamics with a 10 million dollar grant from DARPA. So, Big Dog will be designed to be a war toy. Or, War Robot.

WEAPONIZED BIG DOG

They’re trying to make us believe that Big Dog is just a cute fuzzy little helper robot rather than a weaponized killing machine…

Big Dog Info
“BigDog is the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics robots. It is a rough-terrain robot that walks, runs, climbs and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by an engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog has four legs that are articulated like an animal’s, with compliant elements to absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next. BigDog is the size of a large dog or small mule; about 3 feet long, 2.5 feet tall and weighs 240 lbs…

In separate tests BigDog runs at 4 mph, climbs slopes up to 35 degrees, walks across rubble, climbs a muddy hiking trail, walks in snow and water, and carries a 340 lb load. BigDog set a world’s record for legged vehicles by traveling 12.8 miles without stopping or refueling…

The ultimate goal for BigDog is to develop a robot that can go anywhere people and animals can go. The program is funded by the Tactical Technology Office at DARPA.”

You can download Big Dog Video at this link:
http://www.bostondynamics.com/dist/BigDog.wmv (Right click and choose “Save As.”

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