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Big Dog Military Robot
Transcript of Big Dog Military Robot
How is the robot taught to preform its task?
All The Sensors
Sensors for movement include joint position, joint force, ground contact, ground load, a gyroscope, LIDAR and a stereo vision system. Other sensors work on the intersection of the Big Dog, making sure the hydraulic pressure, oil temperature, engine functions, battery charge and others are working properly.
Where is the robot used?
What task does this robot perform?
This robot is used to carry big loads of supplies and other things through all terrain.
What is its work envelope?
What impact will this robot have on its audience
Is It Multifunctional?
The robot is meant to simulate a small pack mule that
It can climb slopes, walk through mud, water rubble ,and snow
The Big Dog robot is created by Boston Dynamics in 2005. This robot, still under development is hoped to be used as pack mule to bring soldiers needed supply's in rough terrain that vehicles can not go into.
The Big Dog has 16 flexible joints.(two for the hip joint,and one for each knee and ankle joints). The robot can go where ever the solider with the receiver goes.
How does it use these sensors?
Gyroscope: It is used for balance
LIDAR: A detection system the works using a laser
Stereo Vision System: It uses a CCD camera to make a 3D image that allows the Big Dog to "see" its surroundings
Yes this robot is multifunctional. the developers have recently added an arm making the robot able to move things such as cinder blocks. Making the robot more than just an artificial pack mule
In the future when the Big Dog robot is released for use it will be very helpful. It is able to carry about 340 lb. of supplies,and with a new arm it is able to move things like cinder blocks.
How can this robot be altered to perform more or different tasks?
The big dog is taught to follow and bring soldiers supplies.It goes to the person carrying the receiver device.
The robot can increase speed and its stelth.When approaching enemy lines the last thing you want is a slow noisy robot blowing your cover.
What are some advantages and disadvantages of using a robot to complete this task?
Some advantages of the big dog are: going into battle, bringing soldiers supplies, getting soldiers out of harm and its bullet proof.
Some disadvantages of the big dog are:its loud, it can only go where the receiver goes and can only go 4 mph.
Pictures and Sketches
What type of jobs/careers can this robot create to provide employment for people
People can help make parts for the big dog,people can also repair problems and pack stuff for its pack(to carry).