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Comments on DARPA's BigDog Robot And Bradbury's Mechanical Hound
In his chilling 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury created the mechanical hound, a robot that accompanied the firemen and helped with their work... DARPA has made a multi-million dollar investment in the soldier of the future's best friend - Big (Read the complete story)

"The article I just read brings to mind yet another famous robotic dog of sci-fi, the one known as Muffett 2, the cute mechanical fur-bearing companion of Boxey, from the 1978-80 TV series Battlestar Galactica. Lest we forget..."
(G. M. Cohen 10/13/2004 10:00:47 AM)
"Shades of a robot called AMEE in a movie called Red Planet (I think)..."
(Battlegoose 10/15/2004 3:04:36 AM)
"Why weren't the robodog's back legs built simular to a real dog,turned reverse for more speed and agility¿"
( 10/13/2004 11:18:11 PM)
"David gerrols has stories which include "prowlers" tiger like autonomous attack robots - the war against the chtorr series"
(DtRWoS 12/22/2004 10:23:10 PM)
(LILY 1/31/2005 2:02:00 PM)
"It is just amazing how mechanical engineering has developed so much. It is really scary. Just reading the book Fahrenheit 451 I felt astonished. This is definitively amazing."
(Jacqueline Cordova 2/1/2005 6:18:00 PM)
"this pisses me of cause in the book the hound has 8 legs"
(Aaron 2/24/2005 6:53:35 PM)
"u say what the dog carries , do you understand the implications of what this thing does, did you not read 451 farenheit, can you imagine the implications"
(01000001 3/28/2005 10:29:43 AM)
"i need objects for robot and biomechanics for my project.thanks"
(hamed 8/15/2005 1:44:21 PM)
"i have an idea. make the font bigger so people can read what the labels are on the picture of the dog on this website.
(That's a good idea. I can read them okay on my flat panel monitor, but on a CRT they are a little bit too blurry... CT)"
(shea billadeau 10/30/2005 3:54:51 PM)
"F*** DARPA!!!!!! As long as the White House oil gansters are killing people in Iraq and letting millions of young Americans come home dead or maimed for life, everyone should refuse to cooperate with DARPA!!!!!!!"
(Jenny 4/17/2006 12:43:02 PM)
( 9/7/2006 7:02:06 PM)

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