SIG SAUER - Never Settle


Meet AlphaDog, Boston Dynamics’ latest load carrying quadrupedal robot. This nightmarish fusion of machinery and the souls of abandoned canines can carry a payload of up to 400 lbs on 20-mile missions in rough terrain. It’s also extremely good at reorienting itself, looking as pissed as something without a face can as it does so, and the kicks that threw its predecessor, BigDog, for a loop are completely ineffective; shoving still works, thankfully. While it still looks like a monster from Silent Hill, at least this model doesn’t sound like a swarm of evil bees. Also, it kinda looks like an ATAT, which is always cool.

This story originally appeared at Tactical Fanboy


2 Responses to “AlphaDog”

  1. Marc says:

    Glad to see it is quiet….. hah…

  2. Montizzle says:

    It appears to be quite an improvement. I have a few questions though. Is it silent only because it is drawing power from that external rig? When it is operating independently will it have a similar powerpack to its predecessor (loud), or something else? Are they planning on some kind of hybrid engine, with a silent battery powered mode?