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5 Oct 2007 (updated 5 Oct 2007 at 14:34 UTC) »

I’ve been very with my career over the last several months so I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to spend on robotics. My career is on the right track now, so some free time has opened up. My wife is pregnant with twins; they are due in December. I’ve got a window of a couple of months to work on some of the robotic stuff that has been on the back burner. I figure that I’ll be on the sidelines of the robotics playing field again for awhile after the twins are born.

29 Sep 2007 (updated 29 Sep 2007 at 14:35 UTC) »

The dog is man’s best friend and if I was an infantry man in war time I wouldn’t mind having one around to carry my pack. It appears that DARPA agrees. Boston Dynamics has done some very impressive work on a large four legged robot called BIGDOG. There’s a video on youtube at


It looks like Boston Dynamics is continuing their research with a smaller version. I can see why; less power is need which means no loud internal combustion engine and it makes testing indoors a whole lot more convenient. I thought you might enjoy a video at


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