This video of the “Big Dog” robot by Boston Dynamics has existed for several years and some have undoubtedly seen it before. Regardless, it is well worth watching again. I never get tired of watching it. It is remarkable the capability of this robot in keeping balance and carrying loads on all terrains. In this video Big Dog climbs in the woods, keeps its balance when kicked, is more remarkable in keeping its balance when slipping on ice than most humans, trudges through snow and mud, jogs, and climbs rubble. Check this out.
Impressive isn’t it?
Now check out this spoof. In it’s own way it is just as impressive.
Perhaps both say more about human creativity than anything else. Enjoy!