Remember Boston Dynamics’ robot cheetah that can run at speeds topping 28 mph on a treadmill indoors, and which now belongs to Google? Well, that’s not the only robot cheetah in town, as MIT also has developed a similar robot, MIT News reports. Show More Summary
Not long ago, robots were largely confined to books and movies. Then they started showing up on YouTube, and robot fear became a viral thing. There was that terrifying video of a Boston Dynamics robot wearing fatigues and gas mask. Another Boston Dynamics video showed a cheetah robot that could outpace the swiftest human […]
In early September Norinco revealed a "Mountain Quadruped Bionic Mobile Platform": a four-leg walking unmanned ground vehicle. A brief mention in a Chinese press report noted that it could perform transport, reconnaissance or combatShow More Summary
We're interrupting your regularly scheduled programming full of cute, service robots to bring you the latest update on Boston Dynamics' terrifying humanoid machine: Atlas. A group of MIT researchers have been working to refine their Atlas unit's...
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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
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
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
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
Everyone remembers the deadly, shape-shifting T-1000 from Terminator 2.Thanks to a team of scientists from Boston Dynamics and MIT, though...it 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?
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...
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 walk and run like living creatures. Some of these machines are now headed for the world’s toughest terrain.
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...
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
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 […]
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
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 Google Play Store for its regular price of $250. Now where are those Boston Dynamics robots? Read more...