Parents, If This Evil Robot Dog Follows Your Little Ones Home Please Tell Them, "No, you can't keep it."

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An army, even an Evil Robot Army, eventually, gets tired of carrying around all of the ammunition, fuel cells, grievous bio-weapons, razor-shackles, portable abattoirs, etc. that they will need to accomplish their appointed tasks, in this case, the obliteration of all extant human life.

To that end, Evil Robot emissaries, Boston Dynamics, in conjunction with the delightfully maniacal High Priests of Evil Robot Mammon at DARPA have proceeded to fill this gory niche in the Evil Robot chain of command. If conquering humankind sheerly by giving it the creeps could be worthy of some sort of award, these guys would, clearly, be the front-runners in any such contest.


Awwww, ain't that cute?Awwww, ain't that cute?


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"Walking quadrupeds are being cast to play a major role in the rapidly unfolding age of robotics. The platform promises versatility far beyond that of wheeled-vehicles and will undoubtedly find applications in a wide variety of fields. Not surprisingly,

Boston Dynamics, an early leader in the quadruped field with its Big Dog project, has been engaged to deliver trade studies, detailed design work, and initial prototypes of the LS3 over a 30 month period.

LC3 is conceived as an autonomous support pack-robot for ground troops that can carry 400 pounds or more of payload, sustain itself for 24 hours and cover 20 miles in almost any kind of terrain.

To achieve this versatility over terrain where wheeled vehicles can't go, the goal is to develop different gaits - walking, trotting, and running or bounding - that enable the robot to negotiate ditches and rocky slopes.

The robot wont require human intervention, instead it will follow a leader using computer vision or travel to designated locations using GPS and other sensors."

The "Big Dog". If you see one of these, begin, immediately, to raise all relevant prayers to your personal higher being.The "Big Dog". If you see one of these, begin, immediately, to raise all relevant prayers to your personal higher being.

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