Saturday, February 11, 2012

R.I.P. ‘Laney,’ The Dog Who Inspired BigDog

Laney
Wired reports that "Laney," the dog, has died aged 12. She was owned by Dr. Alan Rudolph a biologist who was inspired by nature to build robots that mimicked animals. Whilst out walking in the woods one day with Laney he realised that a robot that moved like a dog would be a great all terrain vehicle. From this Boston Dynamics' BigDog project was born to build a robot capable of carrying equipment and supplies for the infantry.