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Denyer
2013-10-06, 07:05 PM
...getting closer:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/military-robots/whoa-boston-dynamics-announces-new-wildcat-quadruped

The tethered version is already a good deal faster:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/military-robots/boston-dynamics-cheetah-robot-now-faster-than-fastest-human

And we're making progress in using organic matter as fuel:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-software/important-announcement-flesheating-robot-does-not-actually-eat-flesh

Sades
2013-10-07, 12:21 AM
With a name like WildCat, I expected some wicked-smooth movement... instead, the roar of a lawnmower and mincing bunny hops (to start with). :lol: Once it gets going, though...

I think it's currently a long way away from "wicked-smooth movement", but I can see it happening... and being chased down by one of those bastards would be scary as hell. Well, unless someone puts bunny ears on it.

I want one!

Thunderwave
2013-10-07, 03:36 AM
Someone described it as "Ravage". I countered with it's the love child of a mentally handicapped shire pony and a lawnmower.

Although the potential is there for a lot of things. They've been working on a pack animal replacement that moves a lot like a horse and can right itself even with a load on it's back, providing it doesn't end up on it's back. What's really impressive is that it can move over rocky terrain without a whole lot of trouble.

Summerhayes
2013-10-08, 11:09 PM
If nothing else, we must be getting pretty close to building Metal Gear, right?