Quadruped robot footage released

Ever seen a robot-dog-deer get a kick in the ribs?

What's half deer, half dog, and half robot? Give up? It's Boston Dynamics' DARPA-funded "BigDog," a four-legged, all-terrain creature designed to go anywhere, carry heavy loads, and, presumably, perform dangerous tasks.

Watch the video on Gizmodo of the BigDog prancing its way up a wooded hillside, regaining its footing on icy asphalt, and clambering over obstacles: "New Video of BigDog Quadruped Robot Is So Stunning It's Spooky"

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