Creepy Military Robots

What sounds like a chainsaw, walks like it’s drunk, and looks like a headless centaur with backwards rear legs carrying some packs?

This robot that is being developed for the Military:

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Seems to work pretty damn well.. a bit rigid but I guess that is to be expected at this point in the game.

If you weren’t creeped out enough by that first one, check out this headless wonder:

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I no longer want a segway for sniper practice.  I want a gang of the above robots to run around with bottles of tannerite attempting to dodge my bullets.

The company developing the robots – Boston Dynamics

Hat Tip: Wired


14 responses to “Creepy Military Robots”

  1. stomp13 Avatar

    Awesome tech but dear god its so creepy. I more hate the 4 legged one. When its slips on the ice!!!!!!

  2. That’s pretty neat. That first one looks pretty awkward on the ice and in the snow and mud but that was very impressive when they guy kicked it and it was able to keep its balance. Too bad it sounds like a 500 pound mosquito.

  3. Aleksandr Mravinsky Avatar
    Aleksandr Mravinsky

    I know that I saw the first one a few years ago, but I don’t remember the second one. I couldn’t help but laugh when the first one started slipping on ice.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      haha yea my girlfriend said it looks like a newborn deer trying to walk.

  4. Wow. All you need now is a head and full torso with a small nuclear power source and a 40 watt plasma rifle and you will have a terminator.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      Austrian accent sold separately!

      1. lol…test voice would say “Are you Sarah Connor?”.

        1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
          Admin (Mike)

          hahahhahaha yea that would be great. I love when they do stuff like that for kicks.

    2. 40 watts. That always seemed funny. Doesn’t seem like that would do much harm.

  5. Grayson Avatar

    Not to sound like a joy killing spoilsport, but would you maniacs stop giving freaky ideas to the Doctor Robotnik wannabes at Boston Dynamics, please? It’s going to be difficult enough when the gorram zombie hordes go on the rampage!

  6. Antibubba Avatar

    Both robots reminded me of this:

    But put bulbous “eyes” on the front and clear wings on the thorax, then send it up to chase Taliban! Religious fundamentalists fleeing a giant demonic fly, it just gives me the giggles.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      That is a strange site!

  7. SPC Fish Avatar
    SPC Fish

    that 2nd one would be great for people that have lost thier legs. i know it wouldnt be ready yet but imagine the possibilities. that would be amazing

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      Yea that would be awesome!