The End Nears: Dog Robot Launches Drone From Its Back

September 23, 2015

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This is a short video of a dog robot that has a tethered quadrocopter drone it can launch from its back. Like closing your eyes and randomly booty-calling any contact in your phone, this will probably end very badly (sorry Shane, hope we can still be friends).

The combination quadcopter-quadruped is the product of the Autonomous Systems Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Having a little quadcopter attached to your ground robot could have many advantages. For example, the quadcopter could take to the the air to do visual recon. Or it could be deployed to retrieve something that's out of reach for the ground bot.

Just the way the dog robot moves gives me the heebie jeebies. And the heebie jeebies, as I'm sure you're aware if you've ever played doctor with somebody who acts like they're five, are a precursor to cooties. You don't want cooties. Will somebody circle, circle, dot, dot me? Yeah, right on the nipples. That third nip only needs a dot though because it's small.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to cjcjcjcj, who just wants a jetpack. WHY IS THAT SO HARD?

  • Elma.Richards

    THAT SO HARD

  • Jamie

    LOL.
    When I first saw this photo I thought it was s drone taking a robot dog for a walk, but it turned out to be something much cooler.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Sure, when *I* pace around the floor in a jiggly, unsettling manner with things flying out of my butt, no one ever takes a video and sets it to cutesy music....

    Racists.

    :-(

  • jodyberry

    Hilarious! The music really makes it!

  • Sean

    Val Kilmer fought one of these on Mars once.

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