Robotics Science Technology


You probably remember Boston Dynamics’ BigDog, the four-legged robotic packmule, the video of which went viral last year. Here’s the latest BD creation, LittleDog. It’s astonishing, when a robot becomes this adept, ambulatory, how organic it seems, life-like. The robot: it plans. And there’s something uniquely unsettling about that.

LittleDog Robot – [via] Link

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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