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Boston Dynamics Robot Running

Kuu

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#3
The bipedal one is the least concerning, it is still so slow and cumbersome compared to a human.

But the quadrupeds are scarier, just need to mount a minigun on their backs. And the bipedal one with wheels is the potentially scariest, it will easily outrun you. Also makes me think of 80s mecha anime...

 

Pyropyro

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#4
A weapon to surpass Metal Gear...

Anyways, I think quadropeds is the way to go for bots due to increased balance and mobility. Bipeds are good for PR but i think R&D from those bots are better off used to make exoskeletons for disabled or aging patients.
 

sushi

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#5
google is trying to take over the world.
 

RaBind

sparta? THIS IS MADNESS!!!
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#6
They're not owned by Google anymore, Softbank bought them. Apparently spot mini will be available to buy in 2019. link
 

Cognisant

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Boston Dynamics robots are cool but until they're capable of doing something useful they're just toys, really expensive toys.

Speaking of toys I baffled that Festo isn't selling their robots.

 

Cognisant

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#9
Put them in a room, tied to chairs and blindfolded, turn off the lights, then play the dial-up sound to them at an uncomfortably high volume.

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