Documenting the Coming Singularity

Thursday, August 14, 2008

BigDog - Do these gadgets foretell the end of days?

MSNBC.com by Daniel Harrison

Say hello to your future robot overlord: BigDog. His designers at Boston Dynamics hail him as, "The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth." I'm calling him "death on the hoof."

If I've learned anything from watching too many movies, it's that Jerry Bruckheimer likes to blow crap up. If I've learned anything else, it's that you can't trust robots.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense), who incidentally funded the creation of the Internet, now funds this .7-meter-tall, 1-meter-long mechanical quadruped designed to traverse all manner of terrain. Thanks, that just means we'll have nowhere to hide.

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1 comments :

Jen said...

That's so cool. If you put a saddle on it you would have Robo Burro! Sorry - couldn't resist!