I’ll admit I don’t keep up with what’s going on in the world of robotics, so I was pretty stunned a couple of months ago when a reader sent us this link to the promo for Boston Dynamics Big Dog robot. It’s a longish clip, but this is a pretty amazing beast (I use the word deliberately). As long as its only used to fight other robots I won’t worry too much, but I suspect that’s not the Defense Department’s plan:
It’s pretty clear the world of robotics is moving ahead pretty fast. There’s a ton of stuff on the net about some remarkable devices, including Honda’s Asimo, that walks just like a human. You can find a long clip here. It’s worth watching. Of course we aren’t quite there yet:
But I’m sure we’ll get there. Aren’t you?