Robot Humor: BigDog Walking Robot Parodied


Stop me if you've heard this one. Boston Dynamics's DARPA-funded BigDog robot quadruped is an amazing machine and allows us to imagine a future in which robotic walkers provide support on our streets and out on the battlefield.I mean, just watch the first clip from Boston Dynamics and imagine one of these things outfitted with an elderly woman or a rail gun:

Again, truely amazing -- and begging for parody. Which is where this next video comes in:

Excellent -- and I think BigDog's actual creators would approve, since they're more than happy to do the following:

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