Science Tidbit of the Week: BigDog Robot

Your Science Tidbit comes to you a bit early this week because I have an unexpected post scheduled for tomorrow …

I know this is a video from 2008, but I came across it recently and was absolutely fascinated by BigDog!  It is a four-legged robot that was designed to walk beside troops and carry supplies.  It’s dog-like design allows it to navigate rocky, uneven and slippery terrain.  Watch a video below and see how quickly it is able to recover when shoved or when it slips on ice like Bambi!

I was completely enthralled with this video because BigDog looks like something out of a science fiction movie or a video game.  Check out this article in Scientific American to learn more about this awesome robot!


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