I know BigDog is old news, but Boston Dynamics knocks it up a knotch with its own theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqMVg5ixhd0
That just made my day. Don't you just love how it has that bounce in its step? Also, LittleDog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIipbi0cAVE
I was also delightfully surprised to discover there is a firefighting robot in development: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kFpG_xfymg
It seems too slow and immobile in my opinion, and I hope they upgrade it to a real water cannon in its final design. >,>;
There is word going around that Honda is very embarrassed by their ASIMO design now that PETMAN has been unveiled. What are your thoughts on the matter? Personally, ASIMO looks like it does fine within its intended function, but the way it is built has its limitations compared to Boston Dynamics' design strategy.