Boston Dynamics teaches BigDog new tricks

03/4/2013 | TG Daily

BigDog, the 240-pound, four-legged robot developed by Boston Dynamics, has been outfitted with a new robotic arm where its head should be, creating a whole range of new scenarios for its use in the field by the U.S. military. In tests, BigDog was able to lift a cinder block and throw it across a room. "This sort of dynamic, whole-body approach is routinely used by human athletes and animals and will enhance the performance of advanced robots," the company said.

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