Quantcast

Latest BigDog Stories

Robotics Were A Big Hit In 2013
2013-12-27 03:25:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge to Google’s many robotic acquisitions, 2013 seemed to be the “Year of the Robot." Only time will tell if the past year was a turning point for all things robotic. In March, engineers at the University of Sheffield in the UK announced that they were developing a system of swarming robots in an attempt to understand how a group of machines could work in...

cheetah robot
2013-12-15 05:03:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, Google confirmed its purchase of robotics company Boston Dynamics, the New York Times reported. Based in Waltham, Mass., Boston Dynamics has built mobile research robots for the Pentagon and gained a reputation for constructing highly-agile robots with an uncanny sense of balance. The latest Google acquisition marks the eighth time in the last six months that the search giant has bought a robotics company. If Google...

Humanoid Robot Petman 2 Suits Up To Test Military Gear
2013-04-08 13:25:10

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Move over Pet Rock, the Petman is on the way — or at least it would be on the way if it wasn´t tethered in place. This anthropomorphic robot from Boston Dynamics was developed for testing chemical protection clothing for humans, and possibly even future robots. Petman reportedly performs natural agile movements as a way to simulate how a wearer might put stress on protective clothing under realistic conditions. Boston...

Robotic Pack Mule Learns To Toss Heavy Objects
2013-03-02 07:11:52

[ Watch the Video: Dynamic Robot Manipulation ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An all-terrain robot designed to transport military supplies over areas too steep, rocky, muddy or snowy for conventional vehicles has now been outfitted with an arm capable of lifting and throwing cinder blocks. The four-legged robot known as BigDog is being manufactured by Massachusetts-based robotics firm Boston Dynamics and is being backed by the Defense Advanced Research...

DARPA Robot Bolts Past The Competition
2012-09-06 11:32:46

Watch the Video: DARPA´s Cheetah Bolts Past the Competition Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Hide your kids, hide your wife: Robots can now run up to 28 mph In March, DARPA released a video of their Boston Dynamic´s Cheetah robot running on a treadmill and setting the land speed record for robots with legs, an admittedly short category. Yesterday, DARPA announced that in just under 6 months, they´ve been able to successfully trump their...

Boston Dynamics Releases Video Of PETMAN Robot
2011-11-01 05:06:39

[ Watch the Video ] Boston Dynamics has released a video of its PETMAN robot walking on a treadmill, doing squats, and performing push-ups. The company says PETMAN is just "an anthropomorphic robot for testing chemical protection clothing used by the U.S. Army." The robot is supposed to go through various maneuvers wearing a suit and taking heavy doses of chemical warfare agents.  The bot stands about 6 feet tall and can mimic human physiology by generating heat and sweat....


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.