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BigDog

BigDog is a dynamic quadruped robot that walks, runs, and carries heavy loads. It works as a pack mule to assist soldiers in carrying gear. You can even kick it, and this robotic beast won't notice.

FEATURES

Able to carry payloads of 150 kg (340 lb). Capable of dynamic walking on rubble, mud, snow, water, ice, and slopes up to 35 degrees.

HEIGHT

125 cm | 49.2 in

LENGTH

100 cm | 39.4 in

WIDTH

30 cm | 11.8 in

WEIGHT

113.4 kg | 250 lb

SPEED

11.26 km/h | 7 mph

SENSORS

Legs with joint position and force sensors. Body with gyroscope, LIDAR, and stereo vision system. Hydraulic system with pressure and temperature sensors.

ACTUATORS

16 custom hydraulic actuators

POWER

Hydraulic pump driven by 15-horsepower internal combustion engine.

COMPUTING

PC/104 board with Pentium 4 class CPU

SOFTWARE

QNX real-time OS with custom C++ code for control, sensing, data collection, and communication.

DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)

20 (16 powered, 4 passive)

MATERIALS

N/A

COST

N/A

STATUS

Inactive

WEBSITE

http://www.bostondynamics.com