Bostondynamics

12.29.15
Marines send its 'AlphaDog' robot to the farm
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Marines send its 'AlphaDog' robot to the farm

The experimental military bot of your nightmares was too loud and too hard to repair.

By M. Smith,   12.29.15
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12.22.15
Boston Dynamics wishes you a terrifyingly happy holiday
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Boston Dynamics wishes you a terrifyingly happy holiday

Now bring them some figgy pudding.

By R. Lawler,   12.22.15
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08.18.15
Humanoid bot goes for a walk in the woods, terrifies nature on the way
08.18.15

Humanoid bot goes for a walk in the woods, terrifies nature on the way

Boston Dynamics' six-foot humanoid bot Atlas is breaking out of the lab... and going for walkies in...

By M. Smith,   08.18.15
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02.10.15
Google's got a robot dog that stalks indoors, haunts dreams
02.10.15

Google's got a robot dog that stalks indoors, haunts dreams

This is how it starts: you feel bad seeing the robot "dog" get kicked, and the next thing you know...

By T. Seppala,   02.10.15
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01.21.15
DARPA gives its Atlas robot a makeover, cuts the wires
01.21.15

DARPA gives its Atlas robot a makeover, cuts the wires

The Atlas robot is shedding its safety cables to be able to adhere to the more stringent rules of...

By M. Moon,   01.21.15
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11.12.14
Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot weighs 330 pounds, but it can now balance on one leg
11.12.14

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot weighs 330 pounds, but it can now balance on one leg

Atlas is back. While the robot itself may be from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, the balance algori...

By M. Smith,   11.12.14
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07.14.14
Watch an AlphaDog robot venture into (simulated) battle for the first time
07.14.14

Watch an AlphaDog robot venture into (simulated) battle for the first time

They grow up so fast, don't they? It seems like only yesterday that Boston Dynamics' AlphaDog (aka...

By J. Fingas,   07.14.14
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07.14.14
MIT's new material opens the door to squishable, shape-shifting robots
07.14.14

MIT's new material opens the door to squishable, shape-shifting robots

Robots tend to be either very rigid or very soft, but neither extreme is ideal; ideally, machines...

By J. Fingas,   07.14.14
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12.23.13
Google-powered machines lead DARPA's Robotics Challenge (video)
12.23.13

Google-powered machines lead DARPA's Robotics Challenge (video)

And you thought the Big Dog was scary? Okay, Boston Dynamics' quadrupedal, un-tip-overable 'bot st...

By J. Fingas,   12.23.13
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