Christmas goes too far at Boston Dynamics?

Okay, I’m not certain when Christmas decorating goes out of control. Personally, I think technology can really do a number with some Christmas lights, as you’ve probably seen that cool house that is decorated to flash to “Wizards In Winter”.

I have reported about Boston Dynamics before, and they are famous for making the four legged Wildcat robot. Think of them as miniature versions of the AT-AT from Star Wars but real. Now imagine them pulling Santa’s sleigh.

A lot of people find this a little creepy, and I’m going to have to say yes on that. I can’t imagine any place where this would come across as cute. Heck, if I saw this coming toward me, I might open fire. Maybe I would wish for some Christmas fairies to circle these things legs with thin cable.

Okay, I have had enough berating this. In another few years, this could be a regular Christmas tradition.

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Boston Dynamics unveils the Wildcat robot

Boston DynamicsFor a while, I have been seeing a Boston Dynamics robot that has four legs and can run. Now here is the Wildcat.

The Wildcat is capable of speeds of 16 mph, which is not as fast as the Boston Dynamics Cheetah which clocks in at 29.3 mph. I will have to admit that I am impressed that they got this thing literally up and running, as I have created Lego walking creations.

In fact, I need to create a Lego walking robot later this week. It will probably not move at all like the Wildcat, and that is pretty cool considering that it moves like a horse. There’s a video of it after the jump.

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