Oh That's Wonderful, Just Really F***ing Wonderful: Robotic Big Dog's Descendent Can Track And Follow You

September 10, 2012


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.

  • Garrett Spicer

    That is fucking terrifying. Im glad it cant run yet.

  • Guest

    *throws pokeball*

  • kevin parrino

    wouldn't a actual dog with a backpack be cheaper

  • Andrew Newton

    1:17 preview of the 2050 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey remake.

  • kaylis

    I fail to see what this can do that a couple mules cannot do naturally.

  • Soylent Green Is People

    SMASH IT!!!!!

  • ntplastic

    This reminds me of the mechanical hounds from Fahrenheit 451

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    and a shotgun blast to the "face" and its done

  • ZomBBombeR

    I know this thing has way too much exposed important stuff to be any kind of a threat, a couple shots or any kind of explosion and useless.

  • jimmy

    These are to carry the marine's equipment? Ok three things,
    1. Marines are supposed to be badass, they can carry their own stuff!
    2. Can this thing swim?
    3. Picture this, a marine sneaking through enemy terratory been all sneaky like, and this facking big robot dog clunking around behind him.

  • Kendra

    Well at least you'll hear it coming.... And my god was that some epic bush destruction!

  • Monochromatyczny Wojownik

    now make it even more real-life-like, add 'run-on-grass' silent eco-powerplant and you end up with a .. mule. Maybe they should just buy one and train it old-way?

  • all it needs now is to be scaled up, include some facial recognition software, a gun, crane arm and cage on top and you have a perfect police-state tool for rounding up dissidents.

  • Holy shit there's 2 of them, now they can re-produce!

  • TheOtherJK

    life finds a way.

  • n_a_a_s

    that's TWO smaller robot dogs after a head on collision, trying to find their way back home

  • Man that thing is stealthy!

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