DARPA’s Newest Autonomous Robot – Little Dog (With Video of Big Dog, too)

Posted on May 23, 2010 in - Geeks, Gadgets, & Gizmos

Source: YouTube & Cryptogon

This is DARPA’s newest autonomous robot, named the Little Dog.  It has an extremely acute awareness of it’s surroundings and can navigate incredibly diverse terrains while maintaining it’s balance, even with a heavy payload.

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And here is the Big Dog, obviously what LittleDog was based on.  This original robot is a bit freaky to me, especially at the 00:38 second mark (and again at the 01:32 mark).  I don’t quite know why… Maybe it’s too human?

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