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    DARPA's Amazing Robot Pack Mule Keeps its Balance On Ice
    Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 @ 21:06:21 GMT by vlad

    Science A new video of the Army's BigDog 'bot highlights its eery abilities
    By John Mahoney Posted 03.17.2008 at 3:49 pm

    Two years ago we showed you Boston Dynamics' incredible BigDog—one of the world's most ambitious legged robots—being developed for DARPA and the U.S. Army. With its advanced system of hyper-responsive hydraulic joints and a suite of sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes, the BigDog's most stunning achievement is it's ability to walk, climb and maintain its balance on diverse terrain, even after slipping on ice or receiving a kick to one side. All while carrying several hundreds of pounds of supplies on its "back."


    In this new video, we see the latest BigDog iteration taking a stroll through the woods, stomping through ice and snow, showing off a new gallop, and in one of the more amazing things you'll see today, regaining its balance autonomously after slipping on a patch of ice. The amount of real-time computation involved in something like this is staggering, and if the YouTube comments are anything to say about it ("Shoot it. SHOOT IT!"), we humans may not be quite ready to accept such lifelike behavior coming from a machine.

    If and when it enters service, BigDog could support troops on the battlefield by carrying heavy cargo or evacuating the wounded. But for now, it's sticking to making online video fans' jaws drop.

    Source: BigDog PopSci.com



    Note: Off Topic (OT) but amazing accomplishment by Boston Dynamics!

     
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    Ten times more energy-efficient microchip recharges itself (Score: 1)
    by vlad on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 @ 21:17:18 GMT
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    by Stan Beer

    Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have designed a new chip that they claim could be up to 10 times more energy-efficient than the current generation. The power consumption in the new chip is so low that devices using them may even be able to be recharged by human body heat.

    The MIT researchers claim in a university report [web.mit.edu] that implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and health monitors using the new chip could be powered indefinitely by a person's body heat or motion without the need for a battery.

    At the very least, however, the researchers say the new technology could lead to cell phones, handheld computers, and remote sensors that last far longer when running from a battery...

    Full article: http://www.itwire.com/content/view/17183/53/ [www.itwire.com]



    It truly is amazing... (Score: 1)
    by Sigma on Saturday, March 22, 2008 @ 03:10:02 GMT
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    BigDog has very lifelike qualities. Robotics will obviously be very big in the coming years, but what will power them... I mean you can't expect to send this thing into enemy terroritory without giving away your position(becaused of the noise from the engine). Looks like a good match for some kind of solid state energy device, hopefully such a thing is possible.



     

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