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BigDogs being deployed to Afghanistan

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[url]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509684,00.html[/url]

These things are sweeeeeeeeeet. From a programmers perspective my jaw dropped the first time I saw [URL="http://www.bostondynamics.com/content/sec.php?section=BigDog"]this[/URL].

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[quote name='natty'][url]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509684,00.html[/url]

These things are sweeeeeeeeeet. From a programmers perspective my jaw dropped the first time I saw [URL="http://www.bostondynamics.com/content/sec.php?section=BigDog"]this[/URL].[/quote]

dude, those things are farking terrifying.

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ-Q8wmYyWI&feature=related[/ame]

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I skimmed the article...are those dog things armed or just supply carriers?

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if they aren't armed now, they will be very soon.

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now THAT'S freaky!

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They're only supply carriers - glorified pack mules. But I imagine our troops will be able come up with some good tactical advantages with them.

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[quote name='mmmbeans']dude, those things are farking terrifying.[/quote]

Why?

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Holy hell.

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[quote name='natty']Why?[/quote]

dunno, headless war robot mule thing making a weird humming noise?

Impressive tech, but it's like something out of a nightmare.

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Yeah I guess it could look a little creepy. The thing is so lifelike when it's slipping on the ice you almost feel sorry for it. :D

But just wait. Right now the only AI in this is to keep it standing up and walking. In the not-so-distant future it'll be smarter than us.

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Then it must be destroyed

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Those are very cool and smart- protect the boys as much as we can and keep them out of harms way, when possible

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[quote name='Panthro']Then it must be destroyed[/quote]

Zod is the only one that can. You must let him go.

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Looks like a Cylon to me. :)

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It made me mad when that guy kicked it. I know it's a robot but still he didn't have to kick the dog!!

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sweet.

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[quote name='mmmbeans']if they aren't armed now, they will be very soon.[/quote]
[IMG]http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars-exodus/images/thumb/6/68/ATAT.jpg/300px-ATAT.jpg[/IMG]

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Wow, that thing is going to give me nightmares. You would think they could make it a bit quieter. They might was well paint it bright yellow with a big red bulls eye on it.

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[quote name='engine9']It made me mad when that guy kicked it. I know it's a robot but still he didn't have to kick the dog!![/quote]

A set of jaws could be the next upgrade!

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The movie Terminator just keeps coming to mind.

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That thing is cool as hell. I want one.

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[quote name='nc_biscuit']That thing is cool as hell. I want one.[/quote]

It would destroy you.....right after it said "I must destroy you".

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