More on walking robots

In my Oct. 14 story about a talk delivered in Portland by a robotics expert and his work developing walking robots for the Pentagon, I mentioned AlphaDog, a larger version of the BigDog quadrupedal robot shown in the video accompanying the story.

The ultimate goal for a bigger BigDog would be to lug equipment for soldiers traversing terrain where wheeled machines can’t go.

For those interested in seeing the early AlphaDog model in action after seeing BigDog strut its stuff, click here.

Seth Koenig

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