Dynamic Robot Manipulation

Published on Mar 1, 2013
BigDog handles heavy objects. The goal is to use the strength of the legs and torso to help power motions of the arm. This sort of dynamic, whole-body approach to manipulation is used routinely by human athletes and will enhance the performance of advanced robots. Boston Dynamics is developing the control and actuation techniques needed for dynamic manipulation. The cinderblock weighs about 35 lbs and the best throw is a bit more than 17 ft. The research is funded by the Army Research Laboratory's RCTA program.

Comments

  • um those things are kinda heavy

  • It threw that brick like BE GONE THOT

  • russel westbrook

  • Lala G

  • Live Footage Of Lonzo Balls Jumpshot

  • Great crowd control ;)

  • Ayub ansari

  • this is static-instructions not self-learning . learn from mother nature. use artificial evolution. and collect data.

  • Just release them already. First theyll take all the jobs. Then security. Then military. Then.. . . . Well. Figure it out. Im sure you have.

  • Brick abuse

  • Now make the robot to catch that blocks

  • Y E E T

  • The first brick broken by a robot

  • what a beautiful dance

  • Someone please edit in a baby over the brick!!!

  • I literally shouted when it threw the cinder block.

  • scared

  • When your Robot gets Angry...

  • ARABOTS

  • Хорошо ещё в оператора не попал.)

  • Terrifying as always

  • That moment when you can't even pick up a cement block

  • Who else Saw metalhead?

  • "With funding frim the Army Research Laboratory"

  • "WE DiDN'T NEGOTIATE VACATION DAYS DAMMIT"

  • Why do Boston Dynamics are inventing russian builders? :))))

  • and this how masoneirs just lost there jobs👍

  • Yall mind if i... Y E E T

  • i hope those bricks will not land on somebodys head.

  • You fools! It has weaponry! It's time for robots to rise!

  • Damn. that thing would probably throw me in the air and crack my skull

  • Сука, он как живой. :(

  • On voit clairement qu'on nous fabrique de nouvelles armes de guerre !

  • i sub !

  • The physics engine in this game looks great.

  • these things are straight outta science fiction

  • Huh... is there a reason it has to do dressage while picking up and preparing to throw the weight?

  • The End Is NIGH!

  • when you forgot feed your robot

  • заказал себе робота обзор у меня на канале

  • 616 bricks disliked

  • Wow!

  • yEEEET

  • Да хули тянуть, учите сразу голову человеку отрывать.

  • you could make a tank robot, right?

  • It's only a matter of time before Blade Wolf from Metal Gear Rising becomes a reality

  • What's next, throwing humans off cliffs?

  • It kinda looks like BigDog is doing a little dance.

  • This robot straight thug

  • this is pre metal gear gekko

  • ho will emps effect these robuts?

  • robot was like "bitch this ain't Gucci"

  • i want one

  • great, now build Metal Gear Rex

  • It even marches like a soldier.

  • О, камеру купили слоу мо (О)

  • Throw this to human

  • Prep. for WW3.

  • Like a drunk worker :-)

  • my baby!!!!

  • Now it only needs to aim

  • Sometimes i asked for this...

  • rip cynder block -2013

  • I am staying away from that robot when it's near cinder blocks.

  • when the time comes people run for your life.

    • It's only a matter of time before they attach twin gatling guns to the side of it. And... And sensor arrays...

  • Thumbs up Boston!

  • Why show us two different clips at two different speeds?

    • +Duane Locsin are you illiterate? they showed us two different clips one was in slow motion and one wasn't, my question is why didn't they show both of the clips in slow motion and normal speed. instead of showing two completely different clips.

  • молодцы американцы! это действительно чудо техники

  • I feel like I am watching a Geth right now... This is the time we live in.

    • yeah, there is actual development of robotic muscles which resemble those muscle like sheaths around Geth units. Also those muscle like sheaths are on the robots of the movie iRobots.

  • I kinda want Boston Dynamics to participate in Battlebots now

    • Vincent YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YE S YES YES YES YES YE SYE SY

    • +Vincent How to defeat 99% of all "battle bots": stairs.

    • I don't know. I think those models look too fragile to take a beating, are being designed more for locomotion and fine controlling at this stage. A lot of the robots in Battlebots are of low centre gravity, 3+ wheels, and most delicate parts have armour and are not exposed. Once it is as agile as humans then they would kick butt at Battle bots.

    • that is true, and that's where Boston Dynamics would have to put their thinking cap on. How can a legged robot survive against bots like Tombstone? If they can figure it out, then it can help in their research of robotics. Maybe some sort of dynamic programming or movement.

    • But then if tombstone comes, Boston Dynamicys is fucked

  • Ahh, it's so cute... OH MY GOSH LOOK AT IT THROW THAT BRICK! :)

  • 0:11 *robot gets angry for no reason and just throws brick*

  • fuck THIS block in particular.

  • oh my god..

  • They got mad from getting kicked already ;c

  • For now on guys add in the Million dollar man bionic noises whenever they do something cool/incredible like that.

  • Aye... Well I'm not surprised why they didn't push it this time...

  • The robot was actually supposed to put the bricks on top of each other, but it got sick of their games.

  • Ahh robots will take over the world by throwing bricks at humans

  • Boston Institutes: Being Skynet today, ending the future tomorrow.

  • It actually looks adorable af

  • Can't build anything with bricks, just throws them away.

  • Fuck drones, Take my Money!

  • Скоро роботы начнут ходить по улицам, разбирать дома и кирпичами в людей кидать

  • Aw look at the Little legs dancing and the arm picking up the brick. Oh is it gonna build a house with them? OH OK THAT THING JUST THREW A BRICK 20 FEET AWAY THAT IS AWESOME

  • it looks like the imgur giraffe

  • Let see it butter a wall and lay them.

  • A weapon to surpass metal gear

  • Only a matter of time before we have to worry about Metal Gears

    • for real, the body design reminded me of Rex's head lol or the head of the Gekkos

  • It wouldn't suprise me if the government used these things to throw people into fema camps under martial law if TSHTF

  • 👳................🔫😡

  • hahaha

  • That robot cow has better dance moves than I do.

  • I wanna know if big dog having an arm was the original concept or that was added on as an upgrade.

  • I just love how it's like "Fuck this, fuck that, fuck every single one of you."

  • Number one technique to get banned on GarrysMod.

  • BigDog's reaction after being told his promissed oil change wouldn't happen until next week.

  • THEY'VE LEARNED HOW TO THROW BRICKS. THE ROBOT REVOLUTION BEGINS!

  • Great... Now they can kill us with bricks...

  • that's freakin amazing