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Extremely pointless in my eyes.

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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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Extremely pointless in my eyes.

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

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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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I think that's extremely cool as well.

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

Maybe threads can be combined.

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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
Snipped due to offensive post to some readers.

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

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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Have you any idea how hard bipedal motion is?

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

I understand how complicated and advanced this is, and I'm always impressed (and intimidated) at the progress that is being made, but I was just making an observation.

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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.

The video stated it used to go on patrol, not to go out and seek the enemy.

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And its not pointless...since its only a beginning.
The beginning of our destruction.

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It's designed by Boston Dynamics...

Made me think of Massive Dynamics from the TV show "Fringe"

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