Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Trend Results : Boston Dynamics

Blog Post Results (1-20 of 597)


Boston shuttle service aims to make commutes more productive

Bridj uses luxury wifi-equipped shuttles that dynamically choose the best routes for the city based on big data analysis.

Robot Dog Cujo Goes on Military Training Missions

We first brought you Cujo last year, when the beast, then called WildCat, chugged down a parking lot and popped up in our nightmares for months afterward. Now he is a Google dog, as the company that made him, Boston Dynamics, was bought by the tech company, as one is. Show More Summary

‘Poetic Kitsch Becomes a Dynamic Tool of Gothic Marxism’: Daniel Tiffany on Class in Avant-Garde Poetics

Boston Review is making space to discuss class–in their words: “To confront, reinvigorate, and complicate the conversation about class in contemporary poetics, we are launching a poetry forum with this capacious essay by Daniel Tiffany.”...Show More Summary

Boston Dynamics’ BigDog Treks Through Rough Terrain With The USMC

In this 1-minute YouTube video, Marines field test the Google-owned Boston Dynamics BigDog robot in Hawaii with team members of the Legged Squad Support System at the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, a multinational maritime exercise. Read More

Boston Dynamics's Robot Dogs Are Already Training With The US Marine Corps (GOOG)

Robotics company, military contractor, and recent Google acquisition Boston Dynamics is most likely best known for its dog-like machines that can traverse rough terrain while carrying a heavy load. It turns out that one of the company's robots, an AlphaDog, is already being used in training exercises with the U.S. Show More Summary

Shape Shifting Robots Could Soon Be A Reality, Thanks To MIT And Google

Everyone remembers the deadly, shape-shifting T-1000 from Terminator 2.Thanks to a team of scientists from Boston Dynamics and MIT, might be possible to build one. They've developed a material that's capable of changing its shape and consistency at will. Is...that a good thing?

Watch an AlphaDog robot venture into (simulated) battle for the first time

They grow up so fast, don't they? It seems like only yesterday that Boston Dynamics' AlphaDog (aka LS3) robot was finding its legs, and yet it has already gone out on training exercises with the US Marine Corps for the first time. The cargo-hauling...

Future "squishy" robots

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

MIT researchers and Boston Dynamics developed a new wax-and-foam material that can shift between hard and soft states as a basis for future "squishy robots." The research is funded by the US's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...Show More Summary

SKYNET WILL FIND THEM USEFUL: The Robots Running This Way: Boston Dynamics is building robots that…

SKYNET WILL FIND THEM USEFUL: The Robots Running This Way: Boston Dynamics is building robots that walk and run like living creatures. Some of these machines are now headed for the world’s toughest terrain.

Korean Scientists Have Designed A Velociraptor Robot That's Nearly As Fast As Cheetah

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have together designed a sprinting robot that's nearly as fast as Boston Dynamics' Cheetah - and with an infinitely cooler design. It's based on a velocirapto...

Toronto Blue Jays Using Dynamic Offense to Surge Atop the AL East

With their three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Toronto Blue Jays improved their record to 26-22 and have now taken sole possession of first place in the American League East. The biggest reason for the Blue Jays’ success in 2014 has been their offense. Show More Summary

Exploring the World of Quadruped Robots Post-Acquisition of Boston Dynamics

For years, Boston Dynamics has been the undisputed heavyweight champ of viral robot videos. Four-legged robots, like BigDog, LS3, Cheetah, and Wildcat were their bread and butter while two-legged bots, like Petman and Atlas, supplied wonder and fear in equal measure. But now? Boston Dynamics is no more. The firm […]

Canadiens vs. Bruins: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NHL Playoffs

The Montreal Canadiens seized a 2-1 lead in their second-round NHL playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, holding their own in the Bell Centre with a 4-2 victory in Game 3. Dynamic Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was once...Show More Summary

Robosnakes Will Slither Their Way into Your Heart, Literally: VIDEO

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Adding to the menagerie of creepy robots that includes the Martian-esque MorpHex hexapod and Boston Dynamics' aptly-named Cheetah is Medrobotics' robosnake. The artificial reptiles can climb poles, are waterproof, and can even be deployed inside you for heart surgery. Surely...

The now Google-owned Nest thermostat is now available for purchase in the hardware section of the Go

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The now Google-owned Nest thermostat is now available for purchase in the hardware section of the Google Play Store for its regular price of $250. Now where are those Boston Dynamics robots? Read more...

Exhibition brings renowned quilts and exploration of color theory to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

Vibrant colors, dynamic patterns and skilled craftsmanship are part of spring?s Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection, presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition of 58 distinctive quilts is the first to explore...Show More Summary

This Military Robot Can Jump From The Sidewalk Onto A Roof

Meet the Sand Flea: Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics makes a number of stunning robots, perhaps most notably its Atlas humanoid and the "Big Dog" cargo-carrying robot. But the "Sand Flea," weighing in at a mere 11 pounds (compared to Atlas' 330 pounds) can do something that none of these others can. Show More Summary

Jackie Bradley Jr. Is the Key to Fixing Red Sox's Leadoff Issues

So far in the early going, the Boston Red Sox have struggled to find a dynamic leadoff solution to set the tone for their offensive attack. Through 13 games, the club has seen Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, Grady Sizemore and Dustin Pedroia...Show More Summary

Titan Aerospace Purchased By Google: Corporate Aerial Drones On The Way

Titan Aerospace is just one of the many companies Google has been purchasing over the last few months. Other recent purchases by Google include military robot maker Boston Dynamics and smart-home device manufacturer Nest. So far the price Google paid for Titan Aerospace has been undisclosed. Titan Aerospace is noteworthy because they manufacture high-altitude solar-powered

The ATLAS Robot Will Soon Be Walking Without a Tether

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As impressive as Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot ATLAS moves, it's still not completely free to explore wherever it wants. Thick trunk lines keep it tethered to machinery and pumps that provide power, hyrdraulic fluids, and of course communications and data. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC