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What I was wondering about, is why they restricted themselves to a four legged creature that moves forward and backward. Why not a creature that can move as easily in any direction?


You have to start somewhere. As Rockwall notes, the object is to develop a vehicle that can navigate rough terrain. If you look for some of the other robots the group has produced, they seem to be able to do that.
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On 2013-10-14 17:40, rockwall wrote:
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On 2013-10-11 08:25, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
Wouldn't really be a waste, as this was designed to find a non-wheeled propelled vehicle to navigate non-conventional terrain like rocky mountains and the woods. Of course the first agenda is military applications but I can see how this will benefit many in the future. Especially for the disabled as a replacement to guide dogs, with Internet connection and easier upkeep.

And a dang cool 'bike' with legs! Smile

Now, if only they can make it not be so dang ugly! Smile

I can't tell its head from its arse! Smile


If it's designed to navigate non-conventional terrain like rocky mountains and the woods, I would have liked to see it running on something other than a road!


Baby steps they call it... Smile

Also, there is a lot of potential for the entertainment industry here.

Android animals. Now that's a thought there. Smile
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On 2013-10-11 08:25, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
Wouldn't really be a waste, as this was designed to find a non-wheeled propelled vehicle to navigate non-conventional terrain like rocky mountains and the woods. Of course the first agenda is military applications but I can see how this will benefit many in the future. Especially for the disabled as a replacement to guide dogs, with Internet connection and easier upkeep.

And a dang cool 'bike' with legs! Smile

Now, if only they can make it not be so dang ugly! Smile

I can't tell its head from its arse! Smile


If it's designed to navigate non-conventional terrain like rocky mountains and the woods, I would have liked to see it running on something other than a road!

There's video out there of an earlier version of this (still tied to cables) bouncing around a wooded hillside.
I noticed they made the cordless version deisel-powered, which makes it pretty loud. Not necessarily good for being a pack mule, since it'd pinpoint the location of your unit for the enemy. Unless you use it as a decoy...
Hmm, if they make it quieter, they could just mount a camera, a targetting laser, and maybe a machine gun and they've got an early version of a Mechwarrior scout mech like a Locust. It could lase targets to assist drones.
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