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Google Robot ‘Cujo’ Carries Weapons For The Marines

Google Robot ‘Cujo’ Carries Weapons For The Marines

By Chris Crum July 15, 2014

Back in the Winter, Google acquired Boston Dynamics, the robotics firm known for a number of nightmare-inducing robot models, and for working with DARPA. The New York Times reported at the time that Google said it would honor existing military …

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's Robotic Mule Is Back And Better Than Ever DARPA's Robotic Mule Is Back And Better Than Ever
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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 This Robot Runs Faster than Usain Bolt

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 …

Robotic Mule Carries 400 Pounds Of Military Equipment Robotic Mule Carries 400 Pounds Of Military 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 …