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Subject: o_O
It's old but it scares the crap out of me.
Think it's initially just 2 blokes in tights tooling around in a box? Look closer.
Stick a gun on top and some logic inside and we're all in big trouble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpBG-nSRcrQ

Terminator music plays to fade.
"...either stop and think or fuck right off" (TheOutrider)
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That's the OLD video.  The new one's even more alarming - it slips and falls to its knees on ice, and still keeps going.  Incredible, really, but I'm not scared: Sling a garrotte around its knees and it's history.  Just like on Hoth, baby.
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Wonder if it cries like an ED-209 when it falls over.
Would be fun if they added a C3PO voice for when it was kicked. "Ooh, how rude".
Got a link to a newer video? That ones from 2006.
I'm going to stock up on crowbars, bungee cord and fishing line in case we have a sudden crisis.
"...either stop and think or fuck right off" (TheOutrider)
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Here's the new one:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mmVaLp8icoU
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its pretty cool, and unnerving, but ultimately..while its still makes that incredibly irritating buzzing noise its not a threat to anyone, or even useful as a army mule, the stats are just not quite up to scratch.
BigDog runs at 4 mph, climbs slopes up to 35 degrees, walks across rubble, and carries a 340 lb load.
the potential is there though, i can see some pretty interesting machines coming from this research in the future, though sadly i believe that the first commercially available machine i very likely to be a walking chair, making our society even lazier..
see: Boston Dynamics for more interesting robot prototypes.
“Be conservative in what you do; be liberal in what you accept from others.” J. Postel
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I see this more as an infantry accompaniment: Guys on the ground can haul around heavy gear if they bring a mule or six.  And won't the enemy freak out when these infantry start assembling a massive howitzer.  "How'd they carry that thing!?"
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I think the bonus stage may be accessed when you send these things into a nuclear zone and can program them to join together to make The Mega Zord. Then there'll be problems.
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Get's nasty, get down to business...
"...either stop and think or fuck right off" (TheOutrider)
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Subject: Big Dog
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/02/bigdog-at-ft-be.html
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