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Mar 20 2009   3:36PM GMT

Overheard – New BigDog video

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Boston Dynamics has released a new video of BigDog, their military transport quadruped.  This is one robot you want to keep an eye on — very cool.  According to Boston Dynamics PR:

BigDog is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by a gasoline engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog’s legs are articulated like an animal’s, and have compliant elements that absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next.

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/W1czBcnX1Ww" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

Here’s LittleDog -- I think it looks like a bat. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/JYptK21vAgQ" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

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