Thursday, February 12, 2015


When Boston Dynamics developed its first quadrupedal robot BigDog (ABOVE RIGHT), it was agile, but heavy and – because of its gasoline-powered engine – loud like a lawnmower. Now meet its sleeker younger sibling Spot (ABOVE LEFT), whose electric power source makes it quieter and greener (VIDEO HERE). Apparently, it is the organic reflexes of the robot which creep people out. Tech Times points out, "When kicked and pushed, Spot stumbles briefly and quickly regains its balance -- even on smooth surfaces, the robot recovers without falling."

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