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    Military robot dogs now patrol Florida AFB

    They don't bite, but their eyesight is awesome.

    https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/R...B_Fla_999.html
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    That's cool.

    There's the classic idea/joke of throwing the guard dog a steak so you can break in. I assume you'd throw these guys a battery.
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    But the hydraulic fluid is even worse on the grass...

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    Can you ride one? I guess so!
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    BASIC Dog

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    I hate the metallic barking.
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    Similar robotic dogs were starring in the recent British TV series War of The Worlds which is now on hiatus due to Covid-19. These little monsters roamed the countryside and towns mopping up the few remaining humans who weren't eliminated in the first wave of attacks.

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    Eek! Reminds me of ED-209 from Robocop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacedude View Post
    Similar robotic dogs were starring in the recent British TV series War of The Worlds which is now on hiatus due to Covid-19. These little monsters roamed the countryside and towns mopping up the few remaining humans who weren't eliminated in the first wave of attacks.

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    Also something similar in the Black Mirror episode “Metalhead.” A gory and violent (possibly NSFW) scene below:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GM3GM299orc

    I think it boils down to the moving headless dog shape looking wrong and perhaps sinister, at least until you get used to it, so it is great for villain scenes. I remember a bit of an uneasy reaction (mixed with fascination that the machine could walk so well) when seeing a video of one of the early Boston Dynamics four footed robots.

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    Those are the Boston Dynamics SPOT model. They can be equipped with sensors, a manipulator arm, cameras, etc. SpaceX uses them at Boca Chica to check out the pad area after tests & accidents before humans enter.

    They have several large robots, including humanoid.

    All Hail! our Boston Dynamics overlords....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    That's cool.

    There's the classic idea/joke of throwing the guard dog a steak so you can break in. I assume you'd throw these guys a battery.
    You stole the joke I was going to make!
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    Quote Originally Posted by docmordrid View Post
    Those are the Boston Dynamics SPOT model. They can be equipped with sensors, a manipulator arm, cameras, etc. SpaceX uses them at Boca Chica to check out the pad area after tests & accidents before humans enter.

    They have several large robots, including humanoid.

    All Hail! our Boston Dynamics overlords....

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    The relationship between Ghost Robotics (who developed the robots mentioned in the OP) and Boston Dynamics (Spot) is not as clear as I thought. If they are outright competitors, I can't see how there hasn't been some sort of design patent dispute given how similar the "dog" models look and work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    None of the Terminator movies predicted that the human race would be defeated by a dance-off.
    That sounds like the Bollywood version.
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    NASA Scientists Want to Send This Robot Dog to Mars

    https://www.freethink.com/articles/robot-dog-mars
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    Quote Originally Posted by docmordrid View Post
    Those are the Boston Dynamics SPOT model. They can be equipped with sensors, a manipulator arm, cameras, etc. SpaceX uses them at Boca Chica to check out the pad area after tests & accidents before humans enter.

    They have several large robots, including humanoid.

    All Hail! our Boston Dynamics overlords....

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    https://youtu.be/fn3KWM1kuAw
    Very Cool. I saw the dancing robots for the first time a few days ago. I knew the art was advancing rapidly but was still surprised!
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