Boston Dynamics Robotics

http://www.youtube.com/user/BostonDynamics

Boston Dynamics is a small but important American company that’s on the leading edge of robotic technology:

BigDog Overview (Updated March 2010)
BigDog Overview (Updated March 2010)
BigDog climbs in the woods, keeps its balance when kicked and when slipping on ice, travels through snow and mud, jogs 5 mph, and climbs some rubble.
PETMAN Prototype
PETMAN Prototype
Biped robot that balances dynamically using a human-like walking motion. It is a close relative to BigDog, sharing elements of the mechanical design and control. For more info, see http://www.BostonDynamics.com/robot_petman.html
BigDog Beach'n
BigDog Beach'n
BigDog's Thailand trek wraps on the beach.
BigDog Weaponized
BigDog Weaponized
BigDog ready for battle.
LittleDog
LittleDog
LittleDog was developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA. It is used for research on legged locomotion and learning by groups at MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, USC, U Penn and IHMC.
LegLab
LegLab
In a previous life, the Boston Dynamics founders developed a new breed of dynamic robots. Here are clips from those early one-legged, two-legged and four-legged robots developed at Carnegie Mellon (1980-1986) and MIT (1987-1995).
RISE
RISE
A climbing robot that grasps the micro-texture of the surface using special feet and special motions. The development team includes U Penn, Stanford, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and Boston Dynamics. The work was funded by DARPA.
BigDog Reflexes
BigDog Reflexes
BigDog keeps its balance on rough terrain using reflexes and advanced controls.