You Can Teach a LittleDog New Tricks [Robots]
Last we saw Boston Dynamics‘ LittleDog, it wasn’t living up to the standard set by its older brother BigDog, either in competence, or in sheer bowel tightening terror.
But the little robot has apparently been doing his montages, because he’s navigating those stairs and chest high walls a lot better now. Below is a Boston Dynamics’ video demonstrating LittleDog’s ability to learn from experience what a good foothold looks like, execute a number of special moves for odd terrains, and utilize their new floating base inverse dynamics controller.
What is that, you ask?
Well, for one thing, according to the video: “An additional benefit of such a controller is that it allows for safe human interaction with possibly dangerous robots.”
Sounds good to us!
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