Sources: DARPA, YouTube
quote: come up with an alternative to the current power source -- an off-board hydraulic pump.
quote: This is the same process they took with the Big Dog robot and where is it now? That's right it is entering field testing with the USMC. A modern pack mule for 21st century battlefields. Or any disaster zone.
quote: How could they possibly "field test" this thing as a usable product? It turns out mimicking nature with robots is a royal PITA.
quote: In other words, running from this killing machine when it one day hits the battlefield may not be an option.
quote: It doesn't take a tactical genius to hide in a alley or stairway, wait for a tank to pass, then pop out and RPG it. With one of THESE things roaming around waiting to pounce on your ass, yeah, suddenly it's not so easy.