Biomimetic file 125: New Dog Robot Can Run and Climb Just Like The Real Thing

New Dog Robot Can Run and Climb Just Like The Real Thing

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photo credit: Boston Dynamics

Highlight: “Boston Dynamics, a company specializing in animal-like robots, has just released their latest design: Spot. Spot is an untethered dog-like robot that is designed to be sturdy and sure-footed when carrying supplies over uneven terrain. The project was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and was meant to assist indangerous situations, such as search and rescue or accessing disaster zones.”

More information at: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/meet-spot-newest-dog-robot-boston-dynamics

What is Biomimetics: the field of gaining inspiration from nature first to solve some of our most difficult challenges. Instead of coming up with our own solutions to a problematic, the odds are that species on the planet already offer an ultimate solution. This simple fact is also another strong case to preserve species at all cost as the intellectual heritage contained within or through the study of species is both irreplaceable and invaluable…

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