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BigDog robot plays catch with concrete blocks

Boston Dynamics' DARPA-funded quadruped, which is designed as a load-carrying mule for soldiers, demonstrates its latest scary trick.

By March 5, 2013


What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.

By August 4, 2015


Mercedes-Benz builds a big-dog coupe (pictures)

With the recent S-Class, Mercedes-Benz pushed the bounds of luxury very far, yet the S-Class Coupe concept, on display at the Frankfurt auto show, builds on the production car's features.

10 Images By September 11, 2013


'Wall-E' animator's adorable Lego robot could collect big

The lead animator for the movie "Wall-E," Angus MacLane, also built an incredible Lego version of Wall-E currently being considered by Lego as an official product.

By July 30, 2014


DARPA takes bigger BigDog out for walkies

Boston Dynamics' supersized AlphaDog gets let off the leash in a forest. This is one monster robot--check out the DARPA video for yourself.

By February 8, 2012


Wall-E, BigDog, Nao, PackBot break into Robot Hall of Fame

Military bots were well represented in the voting for the 2012 inductees. Left out in the cold: Robonaut and Johnny 5.

By October 24, 2012


Run! Here comes BigDog's bigger brother

AlphaDog is a bigger, tougher evolution of Boston Dynamics' BigDog military mule robot. A natural alpha male.

By September 30, 2011


Crave in Comments: From BigDogs to texting mania

Rest your tired eyes a moment with a hodge-podge of comments from Crave readers.

By September 23, 2011


Laugh while you can at this BigDog robot video

Boston Dynamics enjoys laughing at its terrifying BigDog robot, but when will the joke be on us?

By September 22, 2011


Google buys Boston Dynamics

Google has bought an eighth robotics company to add to its existing stable: military-affiliated Boston Dynamics, creator of BigDog.

By December 15, 2013