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Terrifyingly Strong Big Dog Robot Hurls Cinder Blocks: VIDEO

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What's the latest skill Boston Dynamics has put to the test of its BigDog robot?

Get out of the way, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The Terminator. It's happening.

    Posted by: AJ | Mar 1, 2013 10:43:46 AM


  2. This reminds me of a SciFi story where the military uses robotic pack animals to carry their gear. Won't be long now.

    Posted by: Adam Mathias | Mar 1, 2013 10:45:06 AM


  3. When will we be seeing them in the Olympics ;-)

    Posted by: Howard | Mar 1, 2013 11:08:32 AM


  4. Can it hit a target or does it just throw in a certain direction?

    Posted by: Will | Mar 1, 2013 11:14:26 AM


  5. Only when it needs to pee would it throw the cinder block backward? Beware dog owners!!

    Posted by: bambinoitalianoba | Mar 1, 2013 11:38:20 AM


  6. Nice. What would this be useful for? Loading/unloading? In factories?

    Big Dog is cool but still makes way too much noise. And he does the same thing a donkey can do.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 1, 2013 11:48:13 AM


  7. Nice. What would this be useful for? Loading/unloading? In factories?

    Big Dog is cool but still makes way too much noise. And he does the same thing a donkey can do.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 1, 2013 11:48:14 AM


  8. Or I suppose it's just an example of it's dexterity.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 1, 2013 11:49:47 AM


  9. I'm confused why this is frightening. Because it's doing it with its teeth? It's a machine. Its teeth are made out of metal. I feel like there are a lot of ways in which a machine could do the exact same thing, which would seem less impressive to you. But what's impressive about doing the exact same thing as another machine?

    Posted by: gggb | Mar 1, 2013 11:54:22 AM


  10. If it were a catapult, for example, that could only throw something that light that far, you would not be impressed.

    Posted by: gggb | Mar 1, 2013 11:56:09 AM


  11. Wow!! With funding from the Army Research Lab even! A new generation of war machines is definitely coming. We certainly are live in the Cyberpunk age.

    Posted by: mickyflip | Mar 1, 2013 12:35:46 PM


  12. "All of this has happened before and will happen again."

    I for one welcome our future Cylon masters.

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Mar 1, 2013 1:19:09 PM


  13. How is it with small children?

    Posted by: Bryan | Mar 1, 2013 3:03:33 PM


  14. Can't WAIT until this get hacked! Bring the popcorn!

    Posted by: Randy | Mar 1, 2013 4:26:19 PM


  15. There is something really disturbing about that machine...

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 1, 2013 5:22:35 PM


  16. Seriously GGGB? How many machines with strong metal teeth do you know of that can chase you down across hilly terrain?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZPRsrwumQ

    Posted by: newtman | Mar 1, 2013 6:55:37 PM


  17. But does it do the Harlem Shake?

    Posted by: bwb6df | Mar 1, 2013 7:52:27 PM


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