Incredible walking robot ‘Big Dog’

Tomas Martin @ 04-04-2008

Check out this incredible video of Boston Dynamics’ robot ‘Big Dog’. The quadruped robot stumbles on ice, maneuvers through snow, climbs over blocks and recovers after being kicked. ‘Big Dog’ is being developed in association with DARPA for use as an Army pack horse that doesn’t tire.

The robot has a certain ‘AT-AT’ quality, doesn’t it? It’s amazing how creepily lifelike its movements are. If you had to trek across the desert or Antarctic, would you like a ‘Big Dog’ around carrying your gear?

[via and Open The Future, Youtube video by Boston Dynamics]

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2 Responses to “Incredible walking robot ‘Big Dog’”

  1. Kian says:

    What really scared me was when they kicked it. It seemed to move as if it was an actual animal in order to recover.

  2. Colin says:

    Hey, thought you’d be interested to see BigDog’s creepy cousins at