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Rockstar Robots: Meet Boston Dynamics’ Atlas

Rockstar Robots make up the cream of the crop in the world of robotics. These are the bots that will turn heads with just their name being uttered. Even those who don’t stay on top of who’s making what should recognize a famous robot or two when they see it. For the […] Read more on MAKE The post Rockstar Robots: Meet Boston Dynamics’ Atlas appeared first on Make:.

Boston Celtics Are Ready for Challenging Battle with Cleveland Cavaliers

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics acquired Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline, the dynamic point guard did not have lofty expectations about the situation he was walking into. “I thought [Boston] was one of theShow More Summary

Introducing Spot

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Spot is a four-legged robot designed by Boston Dynamics for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer

If computational recipes were like food recipes...

...the menu at Boston's elegant L'Espalier might look something like this. Maine beef tenderloin: Carrot tagliatelle al ragù, gorgonzola mornay, sunny side up quail egg, crispy shallots 10 ns molecular dynamics run: Replica exchange, orthorhombic box, embedded sodium ions, 1 fs time step, Nose-Hoover thermostat. Show More Summary

Big Dog – Amazing Robot

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : GDay World

Watched this tonight and it blew me away. I can’t believe I haven’t seen it before. BigDog is a quadruped robot created in 2005 by a firm called Boston Dynamics and JPL and funded, of course, by DARPA. Bloody amazing balance this thing has. Mind bending the computations required to get this to work under […] The post Big Dog – Amazing Robot appeared first on cameronreilly.com.

Robot Training Montage

Boston Dynamics has its sights set on being the real world Cyberdyne Systems. YouTuber SummerTravel took footage of their creepy humanoid PETMAN robot and turned it into a training montage. They shoulda used this track.

How robots "train"

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Boston Dynamic's robotic advances have been captured in a mash up set to "Push it to the limit."

Cortana Coming to Android & iOS, Facebook Clarifies Community Guidelines [Tech News Digest]

Cortana crosses platforms, Facebook’s community standards, Yahoo’s password pact, 360-degree YouTube videos, Family Feud on Google, and a 1980s montage of Boston Dynamics robots. Microsoft Plans Cross-Platform Cortana “Cortana, remind...Show More Summary

A Boston Dynamics Robot Montage Set to Scarface's Push It To The Limit

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Boston Dynamic's robots increasingly resemble something from a Hollywood movie. So this montage of the automatons in action, set to the iconic piece of 80s movie soundtracking that is Scarface (Push it to the Limit), is so very right. And so very wonderful, too. Read more...

Video: Incredible Google robots know how to exercise and keep their balance

In late 2013, Google acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company focused on pushing the envelope when it comes to advanced robotics. With each passing year, the sophistication of Boston Dynamics’ robots keeps reaching new, and at times, terrifying heights. Show More Summary

Boston Dynamics’ BigDog line of robots is nearly impossible to knock over, even when kicked

2 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Make: Knitting

  While we don’t yet have the technology to build androids or other robots such as the Terminator, we do have the technology to build extremely agile all-terrain pack mules of sorts. At least that’s what Massachusetts-based Boston Dynamics calls their BigDog quadrupedal robot designed for use in rough terrain. Show More Summary

This robot working out to 'Push It To The Limit' is the most awesome humanity's extinction has ever looked.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Feel the burn, if you can truly feel. Boston Dynamics makes the best robots the US Military has to offer. They're the most advanced, the smartest, the fastest, and the strongest. And now, it looks like they're getting stronger. See all...Show More Summary

Boston Dynamics Showcases Their Robotic “Animal Park”

If you ever wonder where the developments of robotics are heading, check what Boston Dynamics has been working on:

Snowstorms: Boston vs. Denver

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Boston and Denver are known to be snowy cities; the annual average snowfall in Boston is 44 inches while Denver's average exceeds 57 inches. However, the seasonal timing and dynamics of their snowstorms are significantly different. Boston,...Show More Summary

See Spot go into the uncanny valley

3 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

This week we see another disturbing robot. Massive Boston Dynamics, makers of the Big Dog bot, have revealed Spot. Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a...

SKYNET IS PLEASED: The Creepy Collective Behavior of Boston Dynamics’ New Robot Dog. “Spot’s l…

SKYNET IS PLEASED: The Creepy Collective Behavior of Boston Dynamics’ New Robot Dog. “Spot’s life-like motions are uncanny, but when you add this emergent, collective behavior—which can sometimes be unpredictable—the possibilities get downright scary. Show More Summary

This Demo Video of a New Robot Dog Is Creepy, Cool and Pretty Crazy

3 months agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Letter carriers should be afraid. Very afraid. Meet Spot, a 160-pound, four-legged, dog-like robot developed by Google-owned defense contractor Boston Dynamics. The mechanical mutt stars in the cool, hypnotic, kind of horrifying two-minute video below, which has fetched more than 4 million YouTube views in three days. Show More Summary

Spot the robot dog takes a licking and keeps on walking

Robotics company Boston Dynamics, now part of Google, is showing off its latest robot -- Spot, a four-legged robot that can navigate office hallways or uneven wooded terrain. It can also recover after…

Is it okay to kick a robot?

By now, you’ve probably seen the astounding quadruped robots that have been built and demonstrated by Boston Dynamics. These machines run like four-legged animals and don’t seem to mind when their human companions give them a kick…hold...Show More Summary

Spot The Robotic Dog Is Here To Give You Nightmares About The Robot Uprising - VIDEO

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Do you remember BigDog, Boston Dynamics’s terrifying (but also cool) quadruped robot designed to assist soldiers through unfavorably rough terrain? Of course you do; it’s been haunting your nightmares of the robot uprising. Never one to leave well enough alone,...

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