A robotic mule called AlphaDog never won't be part U.S. Marines. As it turns out, the robot is too loudy.U.S. Marine Corps has decided its Legged Squad Support System, or LS3, also known as the "robotic mule," is too loud to use on the battlefield. The Marines began testing the robotic mule in a series of training events in September, although officials at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said the gas-powered quadruped would likely never see actual combat. The robot was used to carry equipment, lightening the load for troops on the field. Testing events included simulations in forests, open fields and urban environments, where the robot was able to carry over 400 pounds of equipment.
From Robot Dogs and Bees yo cyborg sea creatures, these 10 robotic animals are like something out of Black mirror! Mimicking a real ant colony, the BionicAnts work together to achieve common tasks and goals.The Ants communicate with each other, like actual ants, and work to complete complex tasks and trials, demonstrating how a single autonomous robot can come to work with a group when need be. This cooperative technology could be used to one day automatize dangerous jobs, potentially saving human lives without sacrificing the quality of work that is expected. The ATRIAS is a two legged robot with attributes similar to Ostriches or other grounded birds. It is incredibly fast and agile yet also stable.
Which One is Faster -Laikago By Unitree Robotics Meeting Spotmini From Boston Dynamics. Chinese roboticist Xing Wang has long been a fan of BigDog, AlphaDog, Spot, SpotMini, and other robots that Boston Dynamics has famously introduced over the years. "Marc Raibert … is my idol," Wang once told us about the founder and president of Boston Dynamics. For more info: http://www.unitree.cc/e/action/ShowIn... SpotMini The new SpotMini looks much more polished and less grotesque, like a real-life cross between a Pixar animation and a robot out of a Neill Blomkamp vision of the future, thanks in part to series of bright yellow plates covering its legs and body. The new bot's movement also looks incredibly fluid.
Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, a company that builds robots that mimic the movements of humans and animals with stunning dexterity and speed. "We are looking forward to this next chapter in robotics and in what we can accomplish as part of the Google team," Boston Dynamics co-founder Marc Raibert said via email. Boston Dynamics is the eighth robotics company that Google has acquired in the past six months, according to The New York Times, which first reported the news on Friday. Earlier this month, the Times reported that Google has named former Android chief Andy Rubin as the company's lead for its robotics projects. On its YouTube channel, Boston Dynamics has videos of its impressive robots, including WildCat, a four-legged robot designed to run fast in all terrains, Cheetah, which tops 28 miles-per-hour, and Petman, a human-like robot that balances himself as he walks, squats and does calisthenics, and simulates human physiology by controlling its temperature, humidity and sweating, according to the company.
Chinese roboticist Xing Wang has long been a fan of BigDog, AlphaDog, Spot, SpotMini, and other robots that Boston Dynamics has famously introduced over the years. "Marc Raibert … is my idol," Wang once told us about the founder and president of Boston Dynamics. Now Wang, with funding from a Chinese angel investor, has founded his own robotics company, called Unitree Robotics and based in Hangzhou, outside Shanghai. Wang says his plan is making legged robots as popular and affordable as smartphones and drones. Unitree's first robot is a four-legged robodog called Laikago, which the company is announcing this week.