Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Military Defence - Boston Dynamics


BigDog is described by its developers Boston Dynamics as “the most advanced quadruped robot on Earth”. The company have released a new video of the robot negotiating steep slopes, crossing rocky ground and dealing with the sharp kick. View the impressive clip here (28MB Windows media file).

“Internal force sensors detect the ground variations and compensate for them,” says company president and project manager Marc Raibert. “And BigDog's active balance allows it to maintain stability when we disturb it."

This active balance is maintained by four legs, each with three joints powered by actuators and a fourth "springy" joint. All the joints are controlled by an onboard PC processor.

3 Comments:

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3:56 PM, April 15, 2006  
Blogger -(0_0)- said...

Here is vedio from YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_2-n3t4rJE

3:59 PM, April 15, 2006  
Blogger Luke Cardew said...

may be I did not make the link big enough

9:23 PM, April 20, 2006  

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