BigDog quadruped robot learned to hurl projectiles

Mar

2

2013

BigDog quadruped robot learned to hurl projectiles March 2, 2013

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Quadruped robot BigDog company Boston Dynamics has become even worse than before. He added an extra leg, which allows you to pick up and throw a good distance heavy objects like balls.

Technique is the same as in the hammer throw. The robot weighs more than 100 kg distributes the power load on the example of athletes. The strength of the legs and the body is transferred missiles.

Javelin missile is only one of superpowers of the robot. BigDog is able to move over rough terrain at a speed of 6 km / h, climb the hill at an angle of 35 degrees, and keep the balance on unstable surfaces such as ice, mud, snow and mounds of stone.

Acquired the ability to throw projectiles BigDog closer to the iron dog from the computer game Half-Life 2.

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