Alpha Dog

Boston Dynamics have just released a video of their latest machine – Alpha Dog.

As per the contract he has to be able to carry 180kg’s of equipment, so they’ve made him bigger and loaded him with weight lifting weights (you can see them on the sides and back) to prove he’s up to the task.

The new version also doesn’t sound like a swarm of bees. Presumably outside all you’d hear is the clacking of his metal feet on rocks.

The closer we get to removing all humans from combat the better. And we can thank the US for spending so much money developing dynamic controls for robots, it hopefully won’t be too long before we see these in use by civilians. Next step, robotic firefighters to run into burning buildings, and maybe one to run and get things from the printer for me!

Here’s the link:
Alpha Dog – Youtube

 

(note: falling over at the end of the hallway is part of the program, he’s out of room)

And a bonus, some funny video’s of the old BigDog from the past:
Big Dog – Youtube

 

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