Imagine a robot that can tackle challenging terrain like rocky paths, icy roads, leafy or snow-covered hills, and even a haphazard pile of concrete blocks. In places where you would slip and probably fall, the robot seems to always manage to regain its balance. Even if you give it a nice big kick in the side.
Sound like science fiction?
Meet Boston Dynamics' BigDog. As you will see in the video below, this machine can do all this and more -- while carrying a load of over 300 lbs!
(Image from Boston Dynamics website)
While watching this video, I was completely in awe. The sensors this machine must have... it's just mind-boggling. The way that it recovers from loss of balance is nothing short of impressive.
The video also gave me a bit of a creepy feeling. This robot could be a star in the next big sci-fi horror movie!
Without further ado, meet BigDog: