Boston Dynamics Robotics

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Boston Dynamics is a small but important American company that’s on the leading edge of robotic technology:

Cheetah Robot Gallops at 18 mph
Cheetah Robot Gallops at 18 mph
Cheetah is a new robot being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA's Maximum Mobility and Manipulation program. Last week Cheetah set a new land speed record for legged robots, galloping 18 mph on the treadmill. This version of the Cheetah is a lab prototype with offboard power and ...
PETMAN
PETMAN
PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot developed by Boston Dynamics for testing special clothing used by US military personnel. PETMAN balances itself as it walks, squats and does calisthenics. PETMAN simulates human physiology by controlling temperature, humidity and sweating inside the clothing to pro...
AlphaDog Proto
AlphaDog Proto
The AlphaDog Proto is a lab prototype for the Legged Squad Support System, a robot being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. When fully developed the system will carry 400 lbs of payload on 20-mile missions in rough terrain. The first version of the comple...
BigDog Evolution
BigDog Evolution
Three generations of BigDog, including robot pup and recent highlights. 2004-2010.
BigDog Overview (Updated March 2010)
BigDog Overview (Updated March 2010)
BigDog climbs in the woods, keeps its balance when kicked and when slipping on ice, travels through snow and mud, jogs 5 mph, and climbs some rubble.
PETMAN Prototype
PETMAN Prototype
Biped robot that balances dynamically using a human-like walking motion. It is a close relative to BigDog, sharing elements of the mechanical design and control. For more info, see http://www.BostonDynamics.com/robot_petman.html
BigDog Beach'n
BigDog Beach'n
BigDog's Thailand trek wraps on the beach.
BigDog Weaponized
BigDog Weaponized
BigDog ready for battle.
LittleDog
LittleDog
LittleDog was developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA. It is used for research on legged locomotion and learning by groups at MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, USC, U Penn and IHMC.
LegLab
LegLab
In a previous life, the Boston Dynamics founders developed a new breed of dynamic robots. Here are clips from those early one-legged, two-legged and four-legged robots developed at Carnegie Mellon (1980-1986) and MIT (1987-1995).