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Google acquires military robot maker Boston Dynamics

Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, the robotics and engineering company that developed the Cheetah, the world's fastest robot.

Watch DARPA's lifelike PETMAN robot test chemical warfare suit

The video shows the PETMAN robot, an eerily lifelike robot created by Boston Dynamics to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments. The robot is also designed to test other military equipment.

Video: DARPA robot can climb stairs, do push ups

A DARPA funded project has tested a robot that can climb stairs and do push ups. The robot, according to its designers, can "balance itself, move freely; walk, do a variety of suit-stressing calisthenics during exposure to chemical warfare agents."

DARPA's Cheetah sets new land speed record for legged robots

Boston - The Cheetah, a four-legged robot commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research arm of the U.S. Dept. of Defense, set a new land speed record for legged robots of 18 mph on Monday.

Meet AlphaDog, the next-gen robot dog

The new bigger and smarter AlphaDog version of the BigDog rough terrain robot being developed for military use by Boston Dynamics has been profiled by tech bloggers as extremely scary and creepy, but the video must be fun to watch - it soon went viral.

The Big Dog Robot Totes With A Difference

The military has hopes for a new tool for the battlefield, the Big Dog robot. It isn't a gun toting superhero though like in Terminator, more like a pack mule that buzzes.

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AlphaDog is a bigger  more advanced version of the BigDog rough terrain robot shown here  developed ...
AlphaDog is a bigger, more advanced version of the BigDog rough terrain robot shown here, developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Marine Corp. The BigDog project aims to build robots that carry, run and climb long distances anywhere troops and supplies are needed..
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