Four-legged DARPA robot trots into uncanny valley

DARPA-funded quadruped robot BigDog has officially descended into the uncanny valley.

Congrats to DARPA for fifty years of disruptive technology development. The DARPA scientists I have met and worked with have to a person been fascinating individuals working on very tough problems. I don’t always support the military end goal that DARPA projects seek to achieve, but of all US military endeavors, I find the spillover into public benefit to be particularly high from DARPA. The agency is a unique organization within the military, and I hope it retains its sense of purpose and vision for the next fifty years.

[via Gizmodo]

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