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October 5, 2015
Four-legged bot uses drone sidekick to avoid rough terrain
October 5, 2015

Four-legged bot uses drone sidekick to avoid rough terrain

Even with a sure-stepping robot like DARPA's Big Dog, there is still plenty of terrain that to...

By A. Tarantola,   October 5, 2015
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March 1, 2013
The After Math: Cinder block-chucking robots, Barcelona's mobile bonanza and brain doctors
March 1, 2013

The After Math: Cinder block-chucking robots, Barcelona's mobile bonanza and brain doctors

Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers,...

By M. Smith,   March 1, 2013
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February 28, 2013
BigDog four-legged robot adds an arm, throws for the scouts (video)
February 28, 2013

BigDog four-legged robot adds an arm, throws for the scouts (video)

Of all the robots we fear will one day rise up and subjugate humanity to an unyielding reign of t...

By R. Lawler,   February 28, 2013
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October 23, 2012
Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)
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October 23, 2012

Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)

It's the sort of ceremony that's so magical it can only occur on even-numbered years. Inv...

By B. Heater,   October 23, 2012
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August 21, 2012
Robot Hall of Fame voting begins for class of 2012, Johnny 5 learns where BigDogs sit
August 21, 2012

Robot Hall of Fame voting begins for class of 2012, Johnny 5 learns where BigDogs sit

It's that time again: time for Carnegie Mellon to roll out the red carpet and welcome the crème...

By T. O'Brien,   August 21, 2012
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May 15, 2012
HyQ is the latest all-terrain quadruped bot, tells Big Dog to bring it on (video)
May 15, 2012

HyQ is the latest all-terrain quadruped bot, tells Big Dog to bring it on (video)

You might not know this, but you can literally never have enough all-terrain quadrupedal robots.....

By T. O'Brien,   May 15, 2012
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October 2, 2011
Boston Dynamics Alpha Dog makes Alyx Vance's pet look like a toy (video)
October 2, 2011

Boston Dynamics Alpha Dog makes Alyx Vance's pet look like a toy (video)

Boston Dynamics' BigDog is one of our favorite insane-level DARPA projects; a robotic pack...

By D. Cooper,   October 2, 2011
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April 20, 2011
Chinese robotic triceratops skeleton packs Linux, no horns
April 20, 2011

Chinese robotic triceratops skeleton packs Linux, no horns

FROG (Four-legged Robot for Optimal Gait) has a ways to go before it can become a real dinosaur. Th...

By B. Heater,   April 20, 2011
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October 28, 2010
Northrop Grumman's CaMEL 'bot features one .50 caliber gun, loads of class
October 28, 2010

Northrop Grumman's CaMEL 'bot features one .50 caliber gun, loads of class

When the dream factory that is Northrop Grumman needed to up the "wow factor" at its Asso...

By J. L.,   October 28, 2010
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