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18 Apr 2019 5:35 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 3:46 p.m. PST

….Working In a Pack.

"That sound, that sound, as they come marching.

When it's not frightening the world with videos of back-flipping cyborg supersoldiers, Boston Dynamics likes to have a bit of fun with their robotic creations. Presumably inspired by last month's Iditarod, the company strapped ten of its SpotMini robots together but instead of pulling a sled, these robo-pups have enough strength to pull a massive diesel truck. Did I say fun? I meant terror-inducing….#
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Apr 2019 5:35 p.m. PST

Yes, but how long do their batteries last in arctic conditions? grin

Lion in the Stars18 Apr 2019 6:02 p.m. PST

Oh, SpotMinis. I was going to say that the BigDogs run on diesel, but even that has issues in Arctic conditions (fuel likes to gel).

Things get really interesting for anything working an Arctic conditions. And I mean interesting in the Chinese sense of the word.

Zephyr118 Apr 2019 8:47 p.m. PST

Better start carrying a robotic rabbit. If they attack in a pack, you can send it running away & hope they chase after it… ;-)

(Track announcer's voice)

"And there goes Sparky!"

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 11:43 a.m. PST



Legion 420 Apr 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

Frankly I'd rather see robot dogs in that race than the living ones …

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