Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Not Dorothy's "Little Dog"
This video of a four-legged robot called "LittleDog" is fascinating and not a little creepy. If it had some fur it might seem like more of a "little dog" and less of an under-the-bed nightmare robot.The little fella is impressive in solving real-time terrain problems. He probably can't catch a tennis ball like my dog Jackie but eventually will have other useful skills for a battlefield near you (developed at USC under DARPA funding).