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The LS3 robot, more popularly known by its predecessor's name, BigDog, is being retired. Despite hopes that it would one day work as a pack mule for US soldiers in the field, this dog had too much bark. Which is to say, it was simply too noisy.
Video: Boston Dynamics gives us a terrifying glimpse into a dystopian future where Santa's reindeer have been replaced with (highly kickable) trotting robotic dogs.
We love to marvel at the advanced robotics projects funded by the US Department of Defence because they're so impressively -- if clumsily -- getting around and doing stuff like real humans. Motherboard's latest documentary is an important reminder that today's nerdy research will create the weapons of tomorrow.
We haven't seen much of Boston Dynamic's four-legged self-balancing Big Dog robot since it was last spotted hurling cinder blocks in a lab. And that's maybe because the company's robotic geniuses have been hard at work building a smaller more agile version called Spot that weighs just 160 pounds so it can safely operate both indoors and out.
Video: LS3 -- the official name for the scary quadruped robot also known as Big Dog -- has been deployed for the first time during the RIMPAC 2014, the multinational maritime war games in and around the Hawaiian Islands. It looks different from the last time we saw it, more like a big ox than a giant dog.
Boston Dynamic's Big Dog was already one of the most advanced -- and terrifying! -- robots on the planet. Well, it just got scarier, because now it can accurately throw cinder blocks at you while on the march.
There's nothing on the planet that's equal parts terrifying and spectacular quite like DARPA's LS3 "Big Dog" robot. It has the horrific realism of an actual dog, mixed with the horrific robot quality of... a robot. Now it's even more powerful.
Boston Dynamics keeps refining its Legged Squad Support System, the robotic quadruped descendant of Big Dog. The new version of the eerie mechanical horse, which will aid US Marines squads once finished, got some cool upgrades.
I'm sure you are all well acquainted with the crazy quadrupled BigDog robot, but if it had a master to walk with, it would probably look something like the Petman.
It may not make the same freaking scary noise as Big Dog, but Little Dog is even creepier than it's big brother. I think it's because of its small size. Smaller creatures are always creepier, even when they fail.