The most agile robot on Earth

Star Wars AT-AT robotUsually, robots you see in real life are hardly able to move around or to behave… like a robot. This one is all the more impressive. It moves, it walks, it runs on four legs adapting itself to nearly any kind of rough terrain as well as a mule, a dog, or a man (on all fours, I told you!).

BigDog from Boston Dynamics is all that, it has been paid by the US Army Pentagon (through DARPA) and despite its name (Big Dog) it makes me irresistibly think about a big fly (nice buzzing quadruped) or an AT-AT robot out of the Star Wars movies.

The BigDog video

Thanks Roland for showing me this weird electronic animal.