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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

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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

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'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

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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

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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

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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

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Japan's Schaft has all the right stuff at DARPA robot trials

A university spinoff's disaster-aid robot claims top honors at a Pentagon-sponsored competition. Oh, and it's now part of Google's robot fleet.

By December 23, 2013

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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

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Google acquires Boston Dynamics, maker of animal-inspired robots

Company nabs a maker of impressive walking and running creatures. It's part of Google's effort to buy its way into a future populated by autonomous mechanical entities.

By December 14, 2013

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The best robo-call ever? Or the freakiest?

A Time magazine staffer got a call from a telemarketer who sounded not quite human. That's when the fun -- and the weirdness -- started.

By December 14, 2013