: A bit closer to Tech from Star Wars ?



CIWS
03-17-08, 10:03 PM
Star Wars watchers remember the AT-AT walkers from episode 5 , The Empire Strikes back ?


http://highlights.ultimatedvd.org/starwars/movie_stills/episode-5/AT-AT005.jpg




Well here's the latest incarnation of "Big Dog" a project by Boston Dynamics being supported by DARPA.

"It looks like an actual biological quadruped. Seeing it climb through rubble, snow, jumping over obstacles like a wild goat, and saving a near-fall on iced ground at the last second (fast forward to the middle of the video) defies belief. It feels so "animal" that I almost feel bad when they hit it to demonstrate how it regains balance on its own. The new version of the robot can now carry 340 pounds, which is almost triple the previous weight. It looks to me that that $10 million funding they got from Darpa has been put to good use.

:eek:

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xshrpshtr
03-17-08, 10:05 PM
JimmyH is getting hard reading this

AlBundy
03-17-08, 10:11 PM
Sorry C but if there is a link, I can't see it and I'm on my laptop not my shitty filtered work computer.

CIWS
03-17-08, 10:15 PM
Sorry C but if there is a link, I can't see it and I'm on my laptop not my shitty filtered work computer.

It's a video on YouTube, if you can't see it make sure your FLASH is updated on that PC.

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash&promoid=BUIGP

(uncheck add the Google toolbar)

SvB4EvA
03-17-08, 10:25 PM
That is the coolest, most disturbing thing I have ever seen.

xshrpshtr
03-18-08, 01:16 AM
Ok. I just watched it. Those people who pulled that off are ****ing brilliant! And yes. it is disturbing in a way. Another thing. That thing couldn't sneak up on Helen Keller!

gary88
03-18-08, 01:25 AM
These things will destroy us all :hide:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-18-08, 01:51 AM
I feel this burning desire to kick it, just like when I see them damn little yippy dogs.

NOT ON MY WATCH
03-18-08, 04:01 AM
Yay! We will all live in the time of killer robots!


Ahem.

Spyder
03-18-08, 09:01 AM
Good thing I've got a fifty!

Katshot
03-18-08, 09:17 AM
That is the coolest, most disturbing thing I have ever seen.

Took the words out of my mouth.

Rolex
03-18-08, 12:19 PM
Pretty amazing stuff. If I saw that thing walking towards me in the woods it would turn into a billion dollar pile of scrap. :gun:

gothicaleigh
03-18-08, 01:36 PM
...and I think we all know where our government researching autonomous walkers will lead. :shifty

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Ryota1/screenshots/MetalGearSolid4-1.jpg

HITMONEY
03-18-08, 04:09 PM
Creepy.

AlBundy
03-18-08, 04:27 PM
That thing is amazing and yes its very disturbing. At one point it looks like its going to break a leg or something. It seems like its durable and fragile at the same time.

eldorado99
03-18-08, 04:43 PM
I for one welcome our new robot overlords, and am willing to toil in their underground sugar caves.

EcSTSatic
03-18-08, 05:15 PM
Creepy! Pretty amazing how quickly it reacts to conditions.

SvB4EvA
03-18-08, 05:55 PM
I for one welcome our new robot overlords, and am willing to toil in their underground sugar caves.

hahaha, i am glad i dont work with you!!!

NOT ON MY WATCH
03-18-08, 06:00 PM
Good thing I've got a fifty!

Not sure if anyone else caught that. When I move to Oregon I'm getting myself one. BMG FTW.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-18-08, 06:17 PM
...and I think we all know where our government researching autonomous walkers will lead. :shifty

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Ryota1/screenshots/MetalGearSolid4-1.jpg

What game is that picture from? It looks familiar, but i just can't place it.

gothicaleigh
03-19-08, 12:43 AM
What game is that picture from? It looks familiar, but i just can't place it.

Metal Gear :thumbsup:

eldorado99
03-19-08, 04:14 AM
hahaha, i am glad i dont work with you!!!

One of my buddies is a big Simpsons buff and people cant understand what the hell we are talking about when we are together, it's like another language, as I'm sure you are well versed in. :D

CIWS
03-19-08, 12:58 PM
That model carries 350 lbs of weight. Sure would be nice to pack it with a MetalStorm grenade launcher and send it up a hill at a group of Taliban hiding behind the rocks. :D