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#1 ccoltmanm

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 15:11

I thought this was really cool and wanted to share. If you like big robots that move in ways that look realistic, check this out. I'm impressed with it moving over different level rocks very well.

http://www.reuters.c...deoId=237657751


#2 Dinggus

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:38

Extremely pointless in my eyes.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:47

I love this robot. And its not pointless...since its only a begining. You have to start small to advance to normal robots.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:54

Extremely pointless in my eyes.

Robotics are pointless? Shall we go back to horse and buggy?

#5 Vlad

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:59

Extremely pointless in my eyes.


The mark of a narrow mind.

You don't see how this technology could be used in other realms, such as search & rescue and exploration?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:10

I think that's extremely cool as well.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:19

That thing is creepily cool. I want one lol. It's nice to see how far the technology for this is progressing though. I'm surprised they haven't stuck a kinect in it yet though. Maybe they're saving that for "Big Dog 2".

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:36

http://www.neowin.ne...#entry594929723

Maybe threads can be combined.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:00

This is cool and all, but when will they invent a robot <snipped>? I'm sure if you put guns on anything it will be scary, but imagine a Terminator prancing around the battlefield like our current robots do.

Edited by Barney, 03 October 2012 - 13:52. Reason: Snipped due to offensive post to some readers.


#10 Gerowen

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:21

Seems awfully loud, not very useful if you want to conceal your position, and if you start taking fire and need to take cover, that thing would be a very large bullet magnet that with all your extra gear hanging off it.

Seems like a good start, but we're a long way from sending it Afghanistan I'd say.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:11

pretty cool but for some reason I started thinking of robotic cows

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:15

This is cool and all, but when will they invent a robot <snipped>? I'm sure if you put guns on anything it will be scary, but imagine a Terminator prancing around the battlefield like our current robots do.

Have you any idea how hard bipedal motion is?

Its not just putting one foot in front of the other.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:42

For those who have been to war, you'd understand why I think it's pointless.

Battery charger? Come on, I never had a battery die on me and there should be no less than 4 radio's per squad. As for extra rounds and what not, my buddies have carried 1200 rounds in they assault pack, but that's the MOS they chose. This is just more equipment we'll have to worry about on the battlefield, and I can guarantee you if one ever gets blown up or left out there because it doesn't work properly, soldiers would have to risk their lives trying to recover it.

This isn't Battlefield 2142 or Call of Duty: Black Ops.

#14 Ph1b3r0pt1c

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:12

This is cool and all, but when will they invent a robot <snipped>? I'm sure if you put guns on anything it will be scary, but imagine a Terminator prancing around the battlefield like our current robots do.


lol. Dont ask, Dont tell comes to mind :p

#15 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:20

For those who have been to war, you'd understand why I think it's pointless.

Battery charger? Come on, I never had a battery die on me and there should be no less than 4 radio's per squad. As for extra rounds and what not, my buddies have carried 1200 rounds in they assault pack, but that's the MOS they chose. This is just more equipment we'll have to worry about on the battlefield, and I can guarantee you if one ever gets blown up or left out there because it doesn't work properly, soldiers would have to risk their lives trying to recover it.

This isn't Battlefield 2142 or Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Not in it's current form no, but eventually once the tech reaches a good enough level these things could be used for reconnaissance or even as an attack drone, the military already uses unmanned drones in the sky, why not on the ground.