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post #11 of 39
I couldn't help but think it was running backwards the entire time.
post #12 of 39
Okay as funny as that was, i thought about from another perspective...

What if you saw that running right at you @ 18mph, I'd be pretty disturbed by such a scene.
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Just remember this is prototyping and R&D stuff. I can't see this having many practical applications in that state, but when you think about how it can influence future development of robotics it's pretty cool.
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So Skynet will have cheetahs as well? Just what we need.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Onex View Post

Helicopters cant land just anywhere tongue.gif

Thats why we invented the Jump Jet
    
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reminded me of that big dog 4 legged military all terrain robot. That thing was a beast on all types of ground. They have a funny spoof on it too with 2 people in a suit and looks just like it.
    
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post #17 of 39
this thing creeps me out
post #18 of 39
Reminds me of...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by dstoler View Post

reminded me of that big dog 4 legged military all terrain robot. That thing was a beast on all types of ground. They have a funny spoof on it too with 2 people in a suit and looks just like it.

there is a good reason for this...
Quote:
Originally Posted by FissioN2222 View Post

I couldn't help but think it was running backwards the entire time.

When that baby hit 18 miles per hour, I saw some serious...ly funny... stuff.

Would be hilarious if next year they broke the record by turning it around.

Now, make petman run! Bipods are so much cooler.biggrin.gif

Edited by qwertymac93 - 3/6/12 at 4:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AddictedGamer93 View Post

Thats why we invented the Jump Jet

jump jet has even less landing places >.>

advantages 4 legged vehicles bring:
1) mechanically cheaper (most likely cheaper even with the programming)
2) the comparisons people are giving are mostly by air...air is much less unstable compared to ground, therefore, 4 legged vehicles can go into conditions helis or aircraft can not.
3) much more mobility since they can technically go the same path as a human can

a situation off the top of my head would be when a person trapped in a thick forest needs help, and is located, but helis cant land anywhere close, so they send the 4 legged vehicle to get the injured person, and bring him to a place where the heli can land.
    
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