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Comments on BigDog Quadruped Robot Update
Good progress on Ray Bradbury's mechanical hound from Fahrenheit 451. (Read the complete story)

"Reminds me more of the tagalon from John Varley's short story, "In the Bowl""
( 3/6/2006 1:13:14 AM)
"Thanks for writing! I found the quote for that reference; see the entry for John Varley's tagalong robot. Also, if you watch the video at the BostonDynamics website, you will also be struck at the 'uncanny' resemblance of the robot's gait to that of a dog walking."
(Bill Christensen 3/6/2006 6:56:14 AM)
"Such dog tech would have enormous civilian use - and if cheap enough - enormous markets. If such dog - or "donkey" or "mule" - could be rented, lazy or lazier people would want to go to 50 kilometer treks. Before that, Mars missions, aid deliveries, animal reconnaissance/nature documentary and journalism. ....................... ............................ ............................. Such god would be one of the top systems for hydrogen fuell-cell with hybrid condensator. .......................... ............................. What if that dog is combined with earlier technovelgy, autonomous sentry gun, but with more developed software that works from a moving platform and notices some stationary targets in addition to moving targets? Would that be a walking combat robot? "
(leviret 3/7/2006 7:51:22 AM)
"Just saw footage on the news, thinking it was some new animal. The first thing I thought was Chairdog, but perhaps Beddog would have been a better name. "
(Gatomon41 3/23/2008 11:59:35 PM)

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