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It appears to be quieter, although that could just be video editing magic. The details say as loud as a vacuum cleaner . . .

It also appears to now be voice commanded, and can autonomously follow a moving target in a heavily cluttered environment.

And it has a steal roll-cage around it now. I'm guessing it had some 'accidents' during previous testing . . .

details here:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/military-robots/darpa-ls3-program-update

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« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 09:02:02 PM by Admin »

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Re: latest Big Dog video, quieter, voice commanded, amazing pathfinding
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 10:10:08 PM »
I'm pretty sure it can get up if it falls on its side, and the roll cage helps with that.  Was another vid that I vaguely recollect.
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Re: latest Big Dog video, quieter, voice commanded, amazing pathfinding
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 11:26:28 AM »
That looks pretty cool!

It can't squeeze its body like a real animal yet, I guess? Also, they should cross-breed this with the EATR, and soon we'll have an adequate replacement for a horse! ;-)

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