From the same folks who brought us BigDog, future pack hound for, and
best friend to, soldiers worldwide, comes another bot named RHex that can scurry ahead of its lumbering big brother and
relay front and rear video up back to their common masters up to 600 meters away. Not only can six-clawed RHex tear it
up on all kinds of rough terrain like rock fields, sand, and railroad tracks, manufacturer Boston Dynamics states that
its sealed body actually allows it to "swim on the surface or dive underwater"- a claim that might seem
dubious had Uncle Sam not given the big thumbs up in independent testing. Although clearly aimed at military customers,
BD casually suggests that you "drop us an email for information on getting your own RHex," making us wonder
what clever uses our industrious readers could envision for the little critter...