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.
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.
125 cm | 49.2 in
100 cm | 39.4 in
30 cm | 11.8 in
113.4 kg | 250 lb
11.26 km/h | 7 mph
Legs with joint position and force sensors. Body with gyroscope, LIDAR, and stereo vision system. Hydraulic system with pressure and temperature sensors.
16 custom hydraulic actuators
Hydraulic pump driven by 15-horsepower internal combustion engine.
PC/104 board with Pentium 4 class CPU
QNX real-time OS with custom C++ code for control, sensing, data collection, and communication.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
20 (16 powered, 4 passive)