Robot WildCat Runs Sixteen Miles Per-Hour


I’ll quote YouTube commenter Chubbington on this one: “Cool! Its gonna be hella neato being killed by one of these in 2037 in a food riot! Science is awesome!”

  • Anarchy Pony

    Chubbington is stupid. These things won’t kill us, heavy duty quadrocopters with shotguns mounted underneath will.

    • Simon Valentine


      To City 17

      • Anarchy Pony

        Reload Dr. Freeman!

        • The Well Dressed Man

          This is for you, AP. Sorry it’s not a robot.

          • Rhoid Rager

            I’m moving to Denmark. Do they smoke ganja there much?

          • The Well Dressed Man

            Haven’t been. Their Dutch neighbors were very nice to me though. Hopefully the excellent healthcare will help with the rhoid rage!

    • Heath

      You’re not thinking outside the happymeal.

    • Conspiracy Carrot

      These things will come saddled with machine gun-wielding cyborg monkeys.

  • Sarcasmo

    Is that a weedeater motor its runing on? Just sayin.

    • kowalityjesus

      tread and wheel vehicles will always be more efficient, and therefore better vehicles for ground weapons delivery. I don’t know why everybody freaks out about these things. Yeah they are scary, and insofar perhaps better vehicles for intimidation sake, but just another more animalic mode of transportation.

      • LifelongLIb

        Depends on the terrain. Here in Hawaii there was an incident a few years ago where a rock slide injured a bunch of hikers. It was too windy for helicopters and the ground was too rough for anything on wheels, so the rescuers had to walk in and back carrying everything themselves. Some pack mules (or walking robots) would have been very useful.

      • Simon Valentine

        i suppose a few geek out on the experimentation mode
        the algorithms ‘step, step, step step’

        • kowalityjesus

          with animalistic motion machines, we have to gallop before we can trot…

    • Rhoid Rager

      Future models will include a two-man crew accompanying the Wildcat everywhere into the field to pull the cord 28 times to start it, flip the choke switch and jiggle the fuel lines.

  • Tchoutoye

    Making a quiet robot that the enemy doesn’t hear coming from miles away would be a much bigger achievement.

    • The Well Dressed Man

      Boston Dynamics also has vids of their robots hooked up to external power, much quieter. The fuel cell needs for the mature designs would likely be outsourced. I’m guessing this crew is heavily specialized in mechatronics.

  • The Well Dressed Man

    Boston Dynamics’ Big Dog is quite a bit more developed.

  • mackraslo

    This is the beginning of the Dog from Fahrenheit 451.

    • PrimateZero

      That is what I thought watching this video.