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Will Google’s Robots Change Business Or Just Scare Everybody? Will Google’s Robots Change Business Or Just Scare Everybody?
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What many of us have anticipated and joked about (uneasily) for years is now coming to fruition. Google is quickly assembling an army of robots. The company has acquired eight robotics companies (that we know of), and is using them …

A Look At 10 Shiver-Inducing Robots From Boston Dynamics, Which Now Belongs To Google [Videos] A Look At 10 Shiver-Inducing Robots From Boston Dynamics, Which Now Belongs To Google [Videos]
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Late on Friday, news came out that Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, makers of some of the scariest-looking robots you’ve been watching on YouTube over the past few years. You know the ones: WildCat, LS3, Atlas, Petman, Cheetah, BigDog, SandFlea, …

Boston Dynamics’ WildCat Is Another Galloping Terror Boston Dynamics’ WildCat Is Another Galloping Terror
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Boston Dynamics, the company that’s singlehandedly trying to hasten the fall of humankind with its incredible robot technology, has just unveiled the WildCat – the next generation of its Cheetah robot. “WildCat is a four-legged robot being developed to run …

That Cheetah Robot Is Back With No Wires Attached That Cheetah Robot Is Back With No Wires Attached
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In September of last year, DARPA introduced the world to its cheetah robot. It can run at speeds up to 29 MPH, but it posed no threat to humanity as it was confined to a treadmill and the connecting wires …

DARPA’s Atlas Robot Gets A Training Montage DARPA’s Atlas Robot Gets A Training Montage

Remember Atlas? The robot that can walk like a man and withstand being hit with 20 pound weights is back and better than ever. In fact, Atlas is now hard at work training for the annual DARPA Robotics Challenge. In …

Here’s Another Look At DARPA’s ATLAS Robot Here’s Another Look At DARPA’s ATLAS Robot

Last week, DARPA introduced the world to ATLAS – a robot that walks like a man, and can regain its balance after being hit by a 20 lb. wrecking ball. The original video may not have instilled enough terror into …

This Robot Can Survive Being Hit By A Wrecking Ball This Robot Can Survive Being Hit By A Wrecking Ball
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I thought that maybe DARPA would hold off on making killer robots for a while, but the defense contractor is back at it again what it calls “one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built.” The humanoid robot in …

Boston Dynamics’ Petman Robot Plays Dress Up Boston Dynamics’ Petman Robot Plays Dress Up

You may remember Boston Dynamic’s Petman anthropomorphic robot, with his terrifying human-like movements, testing various types of military protective gear. In order to properly test such gear, the robot needs to act as human as possible in its movements. Petman …

Wall-E, BigDog Inducted Into the Robot Hall of Fame Wall-E, BigDog Inducted Into the Robot Hall of Fame
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This week four new robots were inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame. The 2012 induction class includes Aldebaran Robotics’ NAO, iRobot’s PackBot, Boston Dynamics’ BigDog, and Pixar’s WALL-E. WALL-E, the industrious robot from the Pixar movie of the same …

DARPA Is Back With A New And Improved Robot Mule DARPA Is Back With A New And Improved Robot Mule
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DARPA and Boston Dynamics are going to be the heralds of the Robot Apocalypse. The two organizations have done more in the field of powerful robots than anybody else. Just last week, the two revealed their new cheetah robot that …

This Robot Runs Faster than Usain Bolt, Severs All Hope for Humanity This Robot Runs Faster than Usain Bolt, Severs All Hope for Humanity

Tonight, I will be chased by this galloping robot in my nightmares. Let me introduce you to the new and improved Cheetah robot, a four-legged machine that used to run a terrifying 18 mph. Now, it’s tacked on some extra …

Robot Mule May Soon Carry Soldiers’ Equipment Robot Mule May Soon Carry Soldiers’ Equipment

Our soldiers could soon get a helping hand in carrying gear thanks to a robotic mule. DARPA is testing a robotic mule that that will be able to carry 400 pounds of gear on a rough 20 mile trip without …