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Jicale said:
Considering its running on a treadmill is it actually moving forward or just bouncing up and down while the mat under it moves

relative motion. Haven't been in physics class for a couple of years but the gist is that the two things you describe are fundamentally the same.

When you are walking forward how do you know that you are actually moving, and that it isn't the world that is moving under you while you stay in the same place?



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badgenome said:
darthdevidem01 said:

Have you ever actually seen a dog?

yea ur mom lol!!!!!

This post was recently reported, and I for one agree. Too far Badgenome, way too far.

This is your only warning. Keep up with that behavior, and you'll be outta here in no time.

Carry on.



Is DARPA funded by tax payers money?

I think it's pretty funny they use them to make toys.



Smeags said:
badgenome said:
darthdevidem01 said:

Have you ever actually seen a dog?

yea ur mom lol!!!!!

This post was recently reported, and I for one agree. Too far Badgenome, way too far.

This is your only warning. Keep up with that behavior, and you'll be outta here in no time.

Carry on.


Not sure if serious...?



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ok i can see something like that with a weapon mounted so the army could walk as example between those rocks in afghanistan to hunt the taliban or so. one could control the robot and another soldier the weapon system from miles away.

at least i can see that in some years, maybe not yet.

btw that would mean our hobby wasn't useless, we could all get a job at the army to control those new weapon systems lol



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Repay 16 trillion dollar debt or build robotic cat? Robocat for the win!!!



IIIIITHE1IIIII 1 hour ago
Jicale said:
Considering its running on a treadmill is it actually moving forward or just bouncing up and down while the mat under it moves


Uh... If it was only bouncing up and down then it would slowly go backwards...


Go for a run on a treadmill and you'll see what I mean instead of a natural run motion you use a bounce motion. When you train on a treadmill you cant train at 0% incline because its pointless. You have to set it at around 5% just to equal normal running.



TWRoO said:
wfz said:
NiKKoM said:
So... What's wrong with using a car in emergency responses, humanitarian missions and other
defense missions?? Or will this baby shoot lasers?

Why would you want something that moves on wheels when you can have it run on legs? Legs automatically bring a 10x intensifier to the intimidation scale.

I'm assuming the real value in legs will be the ability to cross terrain that's too rocky or unstable for wheels.

Pretty sure the current robotic cheetah would trip over if it encountered a small stone.

I agree on the intimidation scale though, especially as it doesn't have a head.

The cheetah might but the Big Dog doesn't.  That thing definitely freaks me out.