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PostSubject: Mechanical Pack Mule   Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:42 pm

The article was from Extreme Tech with a video that was really interesting
to watch. I watched it over as it marched in the building.

Meet AlphaDog: DARPA’s robotic any-terrain mule-poodle

Since 2006, Boston Dynamics has been solidly plugging away at the concept of an all-terrain pack mule at the behest of DARPA, the US military’s research wing. Then, in 2010, the company was awarded a hefty $32 million grant from DARPA to turn their canine creation into something a little more battle-ready — and ta’da:…
Article with video

Large video of it being tested in the lab HERE.

Large video of it in the field HERE.

Hilarious, like a dog with no head.
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