We have been enjoying plenty of BigDog/AlphaDog videos of late, showing off the Marines' sure-footed four-legged robot. Well apparently the U.S. isn't the only country planning to build a pack of quadruped bots. Check out this small South Korean robot dog, prancing quietly around a trade show.
South Korean firm SimLab is building the robot and testing simulation software on it to help the robot gain more ambulatory autonomy. It's still a little wobbly, as the video shows. It doesn't go backward, but then most flesh-and-blood animals don't, either. The video is from the IEEE's International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems last month.
IEEE Spectrum says the South Korean government is sponsoring a taller version, and this little fella is being used as a proof of concept.
Very good cute robotic dog, I look forward to its future development.
Hi Bubba. Welcome back. ;)
well, BigDog it is not, though I do see a future cooperation, if for no other reason than this bot's silence.
@Greg_NJ: I find it a bit irritating that everyone is constantly being compared to/ accused of being bubba gump. I understand that he was irritating, and that he has been banned on multiple occasions, but am I the only one who finds these constant accusations and comparisons even a slight bit ridiculous?
why learn from your own mistakes, when you could learn from the mistakes of others?
The walking of this robot dog is strange, wobbly yes. I think the programming is really new. To make something like this and program it must really be difficult.
Bigdog could use this quieter propulsion system to it's advantage.Too bad this new machine is not as sure-footed as Bigdog.It wouldn't stand a kick to throw it off balance,that's for sure.
A man with a Japanese replica face of President Obama, walking into a secret laboratory and spoke to a French team about the largest virus ever! His intent was to leave with a living sample of the biggest virus ever, the Megavirus Chilensis.
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The plane lands down at Robotic Cell Factory with a purple hue. He knew he was in the right place.
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To be continued…..
now u got bubba...the only dude that can write a novel about nothing...kind of like Seinfeld...a show about nothing
@sprite: well, that was definitely,... um... interesting...? though I don't thing it needs any continuing...
why learn from your own mistakes, when you could learn from the mistakes of others?
big dog will get quieter and this may be noisier when fully developed and powered up
Yeah so we will have this in 5 years...robotic poodles developed in S. Korea, made in China, Sold in the US
I suppose 5 years in the future, had not the developers of this wobbly dog robot, anticipate the rainy season (changma) in South Korea, the robotic puppy maybe swooshed away on an outside test of the unit.
On later day, another South Korean vender may find the broken soaked robotic dog and sell it cheap to a company as you say in China. China will study the robot dog, give it a quick coat of pink lead paint to spruce it up and sell it as it own technology to the USA. Perhaps USA toy companies will then fall in love with the pink poodle, as what has happen many times in the past. Later our children will be disappointed as it breaks and made sicken by China's products.
lol Lead paint love it!
China is trying to kill us from the insdie with our toys. The sad part is when that story about the Lead paint came out it was almost as if no one cared....I mean really? Sorry but if you are using LEAD paint in your toys beyound bad...company should of had a temp embargo or whatever put on them until a US inspection could of come in to investigate what really happened. I know this would never actually be but its just sad...American people used to take a stand for things like this but now its just like oh well....
Wow. Nice having competition, however i would not really call it so just yet as they have probably about a decade of servo/software work ahead of them to get anywhere near big dog. Looking at the thing walk its obvious their leg sync algorithm is waaaaaay off (im talking Robodog off). The servos arrays are not built with near enough range of motion to allow for any random directional resistance or for mid gate adjustments to smooth the movement so they would have to be completely rebuilt for new software to make any difference.
I'll give them credit, its a start. Not bad for a civvy project. However it has a long while before it is nipping at the heels of any of the established projects.
This does not even compare to the sophistication of the programming of Big Dog (balance, reaction etc)….but I guess where Big Dog is the Rottweiler, this is a Pug
@delkomatic, the U.S / Canada are allowing China to ship in these dangerous goods with no penalty, look to our own governments to solve this problem. But they probably won’t, we are addicted to cheap merchandise…you get what you pay for.
This is why I say the American people are pathetic in their resolve to make things right...I feel like I am alone most of the time when becoming angry about these types of issues. Its aggravating to know how we used to stand up and now we just lie down and take it.
ConsumerAffairs.com randomly chose 4 Chinese-made pet toys from a Wal-Mart store and tested them for the presence of heavy metals and other toxins.
Here is what they found:
1.)A green latex stuffed toy contained high levels of lead and chromium; The same latex toy also showed traces of cadmium, arsenic and mercury;
2.)A cloth catnip toy tested positive for cadmium; and
Lesser amounts of cadmium were found in a cloth hedgehog dog toy and a plastic dumbbell toy for cats.
Maybe China has a covert marketing scheme to kill off our pets and then sell us their lead paint dysfunctional robotic dogs and cats in the future.
@Delkomatic, there are lots of reasons why we as a society have lost our way. It’s a combination of luxury (cars big screen tv’s), distraction (sports, movies, celebrity gossip), medication (big pharma), poverty (people on welfare do a they are told), totalitarian type government manipulation. (“free speech zones”). If you really want to protest, protest with your hard earned dollars. Buy American (or Canadian) and support local businesses. If wal-mart’s head office noticed sales were down in product coming in from overseas, because of customers health concerns they would drop that product. But people keep buying so they keep selling, that’s how it is with business, any corporation’s loyalty is with their share holders. If we stopped buying foreign slave labor product, then the corporations would stop selling them. You might think it would take a million people to do it, but no 1 person can start a trend and make a difference. Look at organic food, that’s the perfect example of that.
China has lost all respect for safety; I think they are deliberately selling these poisons to us. In a way it works out for other corporations because if you get sick, big pharma gets paid off. Also remember they are the king of 1 child policy, so even though you never signed on to being sterile, all these poisons can make us sterile.
I have heard there are groups in China, digging deep holes in their back yards and showing up in USA. I cannot confirm or deny this. But it was common knowledge as I grew up as a child, if I dig to deep enough, I could end up in China.
There just seems like a lot of Chinese products keep showing up in USA recently, a whole lot!
Is it just me, or did that video look really damn crappy?
The robot itself looks somewhat interesting, but the walking - ugh! I've seen bipedal robots that looked more surefooted.
Well done Korea!! But, for now, Boston Dynamics still got a leg up on you guys.