Boston Dynamics' quadruped robot BigDog grabs a cinder block from the floor using its new arm attachment
BigDog winds up to throw the cinder block
Using the forces of its entire body, BigDog throws the cinder block over its shoulder - the block lands several feet away
A different view of the throw
The cinder block lands several feet away from the robot's position
Boston Dynamics' BigDog may have already been replaced by the beefier LS3, but that doesn't mean it's totally obsolete. Today the company unveiled a version of the quadruped equipped with an arm where a head (or tail) would go. As can be seen in the following video, it's powerful enough to lift and toss a heavy cinder block.
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