Oh That's Wonderful, Just Really F***ing Wonderful: Robotic Big Dog's Descendent Can Track And Follow You
Seen here stalking its human prey, a member of Boston Dynamics' army of 'Legged Squad Support Systems' (the grandchildren of Big Dog) prepares to move in for the kill. Allegedly the robots were programmed for DARPA to be able to follow someone for the sake of keeping up with the leader of its group, but you and I -- we're not that stupid. You and I can see right through the government's lies: this thing was made to track and kill. "You're an idiot." YES I AM. You still agree with me though, right?
This thing doesn't need to be remote controlled. It's smart enough to go along its human masters. Apparently, it's also intelligent enough to follow paths and work in tandem with his robotic brothers.
Unlike cars or trucks, the robo-horse can travel through any rough terrain, and will carry 400 pounds of payload and travel 20 miles without refueling. It will carry more than one hundred pounds of cargo per Marine in the squad.
There's a worthwhile video after the jump showing the thing destroying the hell out of mother nature by running through bushes and stuff like that, as well as showing off its follow-the-leader capabilities. So here's my plan: I'm gonna run off a cliff. That way, when the thing chases me, it'll plummet to its death. "But won't you be dead too?" I didn't really think that far ahead, I guess I would be. Just erect a monument in my honor. I want the plaque to read: my God he loved talking about peen.
Hit the jump for the video. Some pretty sick bush destruction around 0:32.
Thanks to Rodney, who claims he puked riding a mechanical bull at the bar but managed to hold on the whole time. Holy shit I have a new hero.