Remember Boston Dynamics' BigDog? How could you forget, that lifelike f***er was terrifying. He still haunts my dreams at night. AND fantasies. Unthankfully, AlphaDog is now here to take his place. Did I mention he's 10x quieter than his predecessor, can carry 400-lbs over 20-miles without stopping, and can't even be pushed over by two grown-ass men? Because that's all true. Plus -- PLUS -- he can roll himself back on his feet if he does go down. Me? I can't even roll my dimply ass out of bed in the morning. I'm serious, it's still lying there in cookie crumbs.
Hit the jump for a short video demo, but skip to 0:50 for the really good stuff to start (attempted push-over, standing up from lying down).
This is a video of Boston Dynamic's PETMAN humanoid robot testing out its maneuverability in camouflage. It's, uh, it's terrifyingly human-like. Just imagine in the future there will be groups of these things patrolling the city with glowing red eyes and if they catch you out... / Continue →
Because Mother Nature is completely out of her f***ing mind, decapitated rattlesnakes can still strike and cripple/kill their enemies up to an hour after being decapitated. They can't fly though, so now would be a good time to start saving for that jetpack.
Rattlesnake venom ... / Continue →
How do you make a BigDog quadruped robot even more terrifying? Simple, add a cinderblock-throwing head attachment. It can actually chuck them pretty far too -- probably about as far as I could. So if it ever comes down to a cinderblock throwing duel to the death, it could be ... / Continue →