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Boston Dynamics Unveils Military-Funded Galloping Robot

Robot makers at Boston Dynamics have unveiled their latest military-funded creation: a four-legged machine called WildCat that bounds and gallops across the ground in an uncannily animal-like way.

A new video shows off the robot's ability to run to at 16 mph (25 km/h) on flat surfaces. Boston Dynamics has not released much new information on their new bot, but a caption on the company's YouTube page says WildCat will eventually be able to run quickly over all types of terrain.

Source: Live Science . Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    Jeeze, you wonder if you're going to have to shoot it when it falls.

  • ||

    Worth to watch the video: nice wipeout at the middle.

  • Sevo||

    "nice wipeout at the middle."
    That's where I was wondering if they were gonna shoot it.

  • SweatingGin||

    Aside from the surveillance/nanny/welfare/warfare/police state, this living in the future thing is pretty sweet.

    I'm looking for someone to cash in my Gippers and Meeses for hard currency (bitcoins) and then I'll be heading down to Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong to get citizenship, since they're protected by these rat things.

  • Killazontherun||

    Personally, with the exception of the cat and rodents like squirrels and mice, I'm not a fan of the body designs of mammalian quadrupeds. Particularly, race track dogs and all horses in motion are the most displeasing to my eyes.

  • Ted Levy||

    Now they just need to develop the headless horseman...