[Lab] unusual quad robot

Paul & Andrea Mumby themumbys at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 10:11:46 EDT 2010

Actually all of Boston Dynamics robots are extremely cool... Check out some
of their other projects, such as
BigDog (shown in video linked earlier)
<http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_bigdog.html>LS3: The final production
model of BigDog (BigDog being the prototype) designed for military
applications: http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_ls3.html
<http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_ls3.html>PetMan (working on a prototype
for humanoid bipedal locomotion)
<http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_petman.html>RHex (a hexapod
crawler/swimmer that can traverse almost any terrain)
<http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_rhex.html>Rise: A vertical climber
<http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_rise.html>SquishBot: A prototype for an
advanced soft tissue robot able to change it's shape.

<http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_squishbot.html>Also they model their
control systems by behavioral analysis of nature... They analyze the motion
of living quadrupeds for their bigdog robot for example, and analysed human
motion for the biped...
The video you linked for bigdog is neat, but I find this one to be by-far
the most impressive... Showing how naturally it's onboard control systems
can adapt and work to keep itself balanced in extreme conditions:

Although I do like the kicking scene in the video you linked, also shows
it's dynamic recovery.

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc <
jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com> wrote:

> LOL that is so cool
> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
> ---
> "Do you pine for the nice days of Minix-1.1, when men were men and
> wrote their own device drivers?" Linus Torvalds
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 9:37 AM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
> >
> > This thing looks creepy but it seems to work well.
> >
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2bExqhhWRI
> > _______________________________________________
> > Lab mailing list
> > Lab at artengine.ca
> > http://artengine.ca/mailman/listinfo/lab
> >
> >
> _______________________________________________
> Lab mailing list
> Lab at artengine.ca
> http://artengine.ca/mailman/listinfo/lab
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://artengine.ca/pipermail/lab/attachments/20101014/d89aa662/attachment-0001.htm>

More information about the Lab mailing list