This mechanized pack animal will follow soldiers wherever duty calls them. Click here to download an incredible video (WMV format) of the BigDog in action.
By Preston Lerner
Posted 03.07.2006 at 3:00 am 6 Comments
Meet BigDog, a mechanical mutt that does more than snare Frisbees and irrigate fire hydrants. It totes hundreds of pounds of gear so soldiers won't have to, and it will never spook under fire. Developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the U.S. military, the BigDog prototype is arguably the world's most ambitious legged robot.
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