Our robot overlords

Our robot overlords

Our robot overlords

Bad Astronomy
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Aug. 1 2008 12:27 PM

Our robot overlords

Big Dog, the quadrupedal robotPersonally, I have no need to welcome our new robot overlords. I've seen way too many scifi movies to feel comfortable around anthropomorphic metallic beasties, which is why this video freaks me the heck out. It may not be humanish, but it's definitely quadrupedal and incredibly life-like in its reaction to such things as a broad kick, a hill, and a slippery surface.

And that buzzing noise! If they want to terrorize a small town, they should paste fly wings on it and let it loose. Pitchforks and torches would follow quickly.

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Still and all, wow. The progress that's been made in such things is amazing.