Maximum Mobility and Manipulation: The dildo on the front is totally implied.


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8 Responses:

  1. Turtle Boughs says:

    Methinks that "maximum" mobility would require being untethered. The Roomba is more mobile. It doesn't require large sections of Boston Dynamics to operate.

    • skreidle says:

      The Roomba, while fully self-contained, is thwarted by inch-high obstacles.

      This humanoid is far more cable, but is receiving power (and possibly telemetry) through its tether, much like the cheetahbot in Previously #2. Big Dog (Prev#1) is self-contained, by virtue of containing a horrendously noisy engine, presumably gasoline-based, as batteries just don't have the power of gasoline yet.

      • Turtle Boughs says:

        Batteries won't ever compete with chemical fuel for energy density. But yeah, Big Dog is far more impressive.

        • Leonardo Herrera says:

          Big Dog is awesome (and loveable). But this is at a whole new level of awesomeness; don't be fooled by all those cables and wires. Big dog was tethered at the beginning, pre-chainsaw motor.

          The "climb up stairs and walk" sequence is just mind blowing.

    • skreidle says:

      Far more capable, that is.

  2. I am convinced that Boston Dynamics is actually just a front organization that allows Survival Research Labs to receive funding from the pentagon. Oh sure, it all looks like (extremely creepy) human-assistance robots, but the moment the grant money runs out they're gonna flip a switch and then the dildos, flamethrowers and spinning saw blades will all appear, transformers-style, and we will have to welcome our new bi/quadrapedal rampaging murderbot overlords.