David Kirkpatrick

June 2, 2010

Robotics news — LittleDog and a warrior PackBot

Both via KurzweilAI.net

First up is LittleDog, complete with very cool, if not a bit creepy video:

New “Brains” For LittleDog
Technology Review, May 27, 2010

The small four-legged robot LittleDog, from Boston Dynamics, has acquired an impressive array of improved locomotion skills thanks to researchers at the University of Southern California.


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And next is iRobot’s warrior bot:

iRobot Demonstrates New Weaponized Robot
IEEE Spectrum, May 30, 2010

iRobot has released new video of its Warrior robot, a beefed up version of the more well-known PackBot, designed for “deliberate breaching of anti-personnel minefields and multi-strand wire obstacles.”


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