We think it's funny. And really, isn't that the most important thing?
If this thing could talk it would surely say, "Kill me, kill me now. Every moment of my existence is pure agony!
Boston Dynamic's BigDog is hailed as "the most advanced quadruped robot on earth." But we here at iLaugh aren't so sure; watching it action on video
made us wonder if the folks at Boston Dynamics didn't just guillotine two dogs in half and attach their quivering lower torsos to a very loud pacemaker.
While it does indeed look like BigDog (clever name!) can successfully navigate rough terrain, it's not at all a pretty site to behold. A simple obstacle like a wire fence or puddle of mud (no, not the band) seems to send BigDog into some kind of robo-aneurysm. That dude trying to kick BigDog over is apparently showing off the robot's ability to right itself, but we suspect it's the actual inventor, so full of self-loathing he cannot help but lash out at the abomination he's created.
Maybe this is a ploy by the military to trim the fat off of their rank and file - surely any unit wandering into enemy territory with this buzzing, gyrating monstrosity carrying its gear would be instantly found out, captured and beheaded. Unless the Qur'an has some kind of prophesy about a mutant retarded goat with two asses, no head and Parkinson's.
Whatever the case may be, we really hope this isn't the place that dogs go after they die.