Creepy Military Robots

What sounds like a chainsaw, walks like it’s drunk, and looks like a headless centaur with backwards rear legs carrying some packs?

This robot that is being developed for the Military:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZPRsrwumQ[/youtube]

Seems to work pretty damn well.. a bit rigid but I guess that is to be expected at this point in the game.

If you weren’t creeped out enough by that first one, check out this headless wonder:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja_UsmXVPVk[/youtube]

I no longer want a segway for sniper practice.  I want a gang of the above robots to run around with bottles of tannerite attempting to dodge my bullets.

The company developing the robots – Boston Dynamics

Hat Tip: Wired

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stomp13 April 30, 2010 at 03:04 pm

Awesome tech but dear god its so creepy. I more hate the 4 legged one. When its slips on the ice!!!!!!

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Josh April 30, 2010 at 03:30 pm

That’s pretty neat. That first one looks pretty awkward on the ice and in the snow and mud but that was very impressive when they guy kicked it and it was able to keep its balance. Too bad it sounds like a 500 pound mosquito.

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Aleksandr Mravinsky April 30, 2010 at 05:53 pm

I know that I saw the first one a few years ago, but I don’t remember the second one. I couldn’t help but laugh when the first one started slipping on ice.

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Admin (Mike) April 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm

haha yea my girlfriend said it looks like a newborn deer trying to walk.

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Ken April 30, 2010 at 09:01 pm

Wow. All you need now is a head and full torso with a small nuclear power source and a 40 watt plasma rifle and you will have a terminator.

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Admin (Mike) April 30, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Austrian accent sold separately!

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Ken April 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm

lol…test voice would say “Are you Sarah Connor?”.

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Admin (Mike) April 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm

hahahhahaha yea that would be great. I love when they do stuff like that for kicks.

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Josh May 1, 2010 at 06:26 pm

40 watts. That always seemed funny. Doesn’t seem like that would do much harm.

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Grayson May 1, 2010 at 02:04 am

Not to sound like a joy killing spoilsport, but would you maniacs stop giving freaky ideas to the Doctor Robotnik wannabes at Boston Dynamics, please? It’s going to be difficult enough when the gorram zombie hordes go on the rampage!

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Antibubba May 1, 2010 at 02:33 pm

Both robots reminded me of this: http://www.mummenschanz.com/

But put bulbous “eyes” on the front and clear wings on the thorax, then send it up to chase Taliban! Religious fundamentalists fleeing a giant demonic fly, it just gives me the giggles.

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Admin (Mike) May 3, 2010 at 12:13 am

That is a strange site!

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SPC Fish May 3, 2010 at 02:51 pm

that 2nd one would be great for people that have lost thier legs. i know it wouldnt be ready yet but imagine the possibilities. that would be amazing

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Admin (Mike) May 4, 2010 at 08:14 pm

Yea that would be awesome!

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