March 28th, 2008 | Posted in Science & Tech

Before this week is over, I wanted to alert you to a video that I just came across, in an article on Robots at a blog site called Open the Future.

This video is of a “packbot” called “Big Dog.” The robot was built by Boston Dynamics. Watch the video, and then I’d suggest you check out these sources.

This robot is spooky. Makes me think way more than ever that robots will indeed be important to out nearer term future.

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  1. orliville   |   Aug 24, 2008

    I’m not too worried about it. Once they become silent… then I will be freaked out.

  2. viperkeep15   |   May 6, 2008

    I saw this and my jaw dropped! I don’t know the first thing about computers but I still think technology is amazing. This is crazy! The way that guy kicked the robot and it regained its balance. Or when it was slipping on the ice. That robot faired much better in those situations than a lot of people I know would! Wow. All I can say.

  3. PredictionBoy   |   Apr 12, 2008

    poor packbot, people are always trying to kick him over

    if i had packbot, i would be nice all the time to him

  4. viperkeep15   |   Apr 10, 2008

    Unbelievable what people can do nowadays. Makes you wonder what the future will be like when things like this are no longer for military use only and you see a BigDog walking down the street. I am in awe.