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BigDog

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arhi

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Video is fairly old .. I'd say 3 years or so .... as for the tech info

BigDog has an on-board computer that controls locomotion, servos the legs and handles a wide variety of sensors. BigDog’s control system manages the dynamics of its behavior to keep it balanced, steer, navigate, and regulate energetics as conditions vary. Sensors for locomotion include joint position, joint force, ground contact, ground load, a laser gyroscope, and a stereo vision system. Other sensors focus on the internal state of BigDog, monitoring the hydraulic pressure, oil temperature, engine temperature, rpm, battery charge and others.

So far, BigDog has trotted at 3.3 mph, climbed a 35 degree slope and carried a 120 lb load.
BigDog is being developed by Boston Dynamics with help from Foster Miller, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Harvard University Concord Field Station. Development is funded by the DARPA Defense Sciences Office.
IIRC main power of the device is the petrol engine
 

wizard

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Video is fairly old .. I'd say 3 years or so .... as for the tech info



IIRC main power of the device is the petrol engine
Oh, But I found it Today.

I was talking abut the balancing technical info and ideas...
 

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