Can I just say that this walking robot from the dynamos at Boston Dynamics really gives me goose-bumps — especially when it gets kicked and retains balance. I mean, i don't even think I could do that if I were carrying 120 lbs while walking backwards. In addition to the load-bearing capabilities, this robot quadroped named BigDog can trot at 3.3 mph and climb a 35 degree slope — all things my sorry blogger ass can't seem to do these days. Meh, whatever — because I know when BigDog 2.0 comes out, and it can carry over 200 lbs, it'll be hauling my semi-portly ass wherever I want it to.

Big Dog: The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth [Boston Dynamics via Digg]

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