Big Dog: The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth

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Boston Dynamics - Big Dog Robot

No, it’s not the “Big Dog” chopper; actually, it’s not even a motorcycle. Nevertheless, this machine is so cool we just had to show it to you! (Click here to see the action video).

Billed as the “most advanced quadruped robot on Earth”, the Big Dog can run at 4 mph, climb slopes up to 35 degrees and walk across rubble – all while carrying a 340 pound load! And when it comes to balance – you can’t seem to knock this thing over.

“Big Dog is being developed by Boston Dynamics with the goal of creating robots that have rough-terrain mobility that can take them anywhere on Earth that people and animals can go”. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is funding the program.

Visit the Boston Dynamics website for more information and to view the video.


  1. Jason D, 4. August 2008, 11:45

    That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!!

  2. Arnie, 4. August 2008, 11:46

    Technology has certainly come a long way.