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"Mechanical cat" was created in the United States by order of the Pentagon

"Mechanical cat" was created in the United States by order of the Pentagon

It seems that the artificial life forms from the films “Terminator” and “The Matrix” began a victorious conquest of the world. A strange four-legged mechanical creature, walking and galloping, became the star of views on Youtube.

The eerie, four-legged robot Wildcat ("Wildcat") is the brainchild of Boston Dynamics, working in close cooperation with the US Department of Defense. Its predecessor was the robot Cheetah ("Cheetah"), which was released in 2012 year; although he was inferior in speed to his namesake from the wild, but surpassed in speed any man runner.

Wildcat, unlike its predecessor, is a completely autonomous robot, not tied to an energy source. Large heavy motor prevents him from moving just as quickly. However, the machine surprisingly resembles a living creature: it runs at a gallop and trot, makes turns, lies on the ground and stands up.

Boston Dynamics also created such robots as BigDog and LS3, intended for carrying cargo over rough terrain; This kind of pack animals for infantry. Video cameras allow them to follow the "master" and automatically follow him. LS3 can carry 181 kilograms for 24 hours over 32 kilometers without refueling the engine.

However, the robot has one major drawback - the unbearable noise of its motor. And if the uprising of the cars does happen, writes The Independent, you will have at least one consolation: when Wildcat decides to attack you, it will be heard a mile away.
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  1. Dmitry 2246
    Dmitry 2246 7 October 2013 12: 14
    On the asphalt it is better to use "armor" or another car.
    And in the mountains on the ass.
  2. Boot under the carpet
    Boot under the carpet 7 October 2013 12: 16
    Damn, like it or not, but impressive))) Runs funny)
    1. alone
      alone 7 October 2013 20: 43
      and where is the cat’s tail?))))
  3. a52333
    a52333 7 October 2013 12: 16
    It doesn’t look like a cat, but rather a larger beast. In general, the direction is interesting.
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    2. xetai9977
      xetai9977 7 October 2013 12: 56
      Battle robots take only the first steps in the literal sense. But the direction is correct and very promising. I do not understand the irony of some.
      1. Guun
        Guun 7 October 2013 13: 16
        I read how the first tanks went out to the public - the soldiers laughed, even couldn’t move through the trenches, and the artillery only hit them when they saw them - and the Japanese generally considered the tanks unnecessary. Now they don’t laugh at tanks. Robots take the same steps as tanks once.
        1. Argon
          Argon 7 October 2013 14: 59
          Ironically, a person with little life experience can relate to this topic. Anyone who went to the mountains, for example, realizes the potential of walking technology, and if you watch a selection of videos on Boston Daynemics, it is not at all joking, given that this is a robot, and not a remotely controlled one. Let's imagine that in the not too distant future this "beast" will wear, for example, AGS, I'm not talking about larger "individuals". The openness of this project is explained by its cost, we have a similar situation with the T-50. Now let's see in the direction of the domestic military-industrial complex, but nothing of the kind is visible, some may say, they say, secrecy, but something is hard to believe. And it seems like tears are welling up, these are such metamorphoses of mood.
          1. Altona
            Altona 7 October 2013 21: 30
            For example, I am skeptical of this product, and not of bionic robots in general ... It can be seen that the product is clearly raw and overweight, it’s better not to mention the engineering solution of the joints themselves ...
      2. Dober
        Dober 7 October 2013 21: 32
        Quote: xetai9977
        But the direction is correct and very promising.

        How many "directions" have already been ... Especially among "British scientists", especially if they were involved in the military-industrial complex.
        Who will say what kind of a rolling drum there is like a fire show, terrifying whether it’s a hysterical laugh at a dog. laughing
        And the bastard cranking bastard and pecking at an arrow ... what fellow

        And how do you like a tractor for combing beaches? good
    3. Altona
      Altona 7 October 2013 19: 33
      Baida, not a product ... I only have associations by the name "Pedal horse" ... Such bionic toys began to be made back in the 1980s, and even more interesting than this motorcycle ... hi
      1. vjhbc
        vjhbc 7 October 2013 21: 08
        The same talked about it. canoes
  4. Deadmen
    Deadmen 7 October 2013 12: 17
    External debt is already estimated in trillions and they are invested in fur cats.
  5. Guun
    Guun 7 October 2013 12: 21
    Rather, the sheep resembles with the wrong legs. Not bad - add a machine gun to the armament and drive the infantry of the enemy, though it sounds. I'm wondering why the militants are still not stuffed with toy radio-controlled aircraft with explosives and into battle?
  6. Russ69
    Russ69 7 October 2013 12: 25
    An interesting thing, but so far these are prototypes ...
    All these things, for any need, at least some kind of armor, otherwise it will fail from fragments of a grenade, not to mention something more powerful. And it’s unprofitable to use only in the rear, it’s easier and cheaper to use ordinary motor vehicles.
    1. Orel
      Orel 8 October 2013 06: 08
      All these things, for any need, at least some kind of armor

      Well, if this thing can 180 kg. to wear on myself, then I think that there is a place to install the armor. Here it’s not necessary to look for flaws, but to think thoroughly, it’s possible part of the army of the future, and we don’t even have the opportunity to create something like this ... It’s necessary to catch up, and then later it may not be laughter, and time to catch up in case of military exacerbation already will not be...
  7. Far East
    Far East 7 October 2013 12: 28
    this is for Afghan patrols, in mountain villages laughing and to be honest, the desire of the Americans to create a cheetah robot, and even in similarity with a real beast, is worthy of respect to the developers! hi
  8. Andriuha077
    Andriuha077 7 October 2013 12: 48
    You don't stand too close
    This is a donkey, not a pussy
    - It remains to attach armor, a saddle, to teach to crawl in a plastunsky way, and - cavalry, forward.
  9. spirit
    spirit 7 October 2013 12: 58
    ) no paws) will fall into the ground) Give paws and tail)))
    1. lex12a
      lex12a 8 October 2013 10: 12
      legs, arms ... The main TAIL !!!! laughing
  10. DAGESTAN333
    DAGESTAN333 7 October 2013 13: 04
    The potential of the limbs - "legs" and "arms", will always exceed the potential of the wheel. We continue to arrange stupid jokes about how Americans spend their money on "mechanical cats". Whereas, "stupid mechanical cats", "stupid mechanical flying insects" will soon turn into full-fledged combat units, capable of, for example, sneaking into some kind of field headquarters and stupidly blowing up everything there. Huge reconnaissance and sabotage potential!

    The most difficult part in such projects is not the mechanics, but the software.
  11. darksoul
    darksoul 7 October 2013 13: 18
    more like a mountain saiga laughing and the engine from the hole is ...
    1. mamba
      mamba 7 October 2013 13: 48
      Quote: darksoul
      more like a mountain saiga

      Science does not know about the "mountain saiga", but an ordinary saiga is only a runner, not a jumper. Saiga lives in dry steppes and semi-deserts with dense stony or clay soils, on plains. He avoids not only mountains, but even hills and terrain crossed by ravines and valleys. The saiga's attachment to dense plains is determined by its deep and ancient adaptations to amble. This type of running allows the saiga to reach speeds of up to 80 km / h on a flat surface, but makes it helpless in rough terrain. While running, the saiga is unable to jump over even a narrow roadside ditch.
      To reach the saiga level, amers still need to work hard.
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  12. Nitarius
    Nitarius 7 October 2013 13: 32
    THOSE WHO THOUGHT TO KNOW I did not see that the cat has a bend in the OTHER side!
    Morazm and no more! Yes, and promising not one boob will not spread!
    but they are silent and DO NOT TALK! - and it is calculated for the MASS Spectator!
  13. user
    user 7 October 2013 13: 43
    In my opinion, in our country, it is on the topic of "combat robots" that I have not even seen one serious review or discussion
    1. Growler
      Growler 7 October 2013 18: 45
      The "elite" has oil - it is not up to robots, but Rogozin has a liberal arts education.
  14. Echo
    Echo 7 October 2013 14: 12
    My cat would have put bricks on the new five-story building if I had seen this ...
  15. Dusk
    Dusk 7 October 2013 14: 33
    more like a ram
  16. Ezhaak
    Ezhaak 7 October 2013 14: 54
    "Mechanical cat" was created in the United States by order of the Pentagon

    It remains to make a "mechanical mouse" and make the cat catch that mouse. Walt will be fun!
    1. Dober
      Dober 7 October 2013 21: 26
      Quote: Hedgehog
      It remains to make a "mechanical mouse"

      Here is their "cat" - "the answer to Chamberlain"
      Motodoberman of the Rheinmetal company.
      Release the kote ...
  17. USNik
    USNik 7 October 2013 15: 33
    Finally, we thought of putting in the ICE instead of the battery, now we can wait for the micro-ICE in the exoskeletons, which has been discussed here for a long time. And with the sound of work, you can fight by plugging a larger silencer directly into where you need to. Or throw a Hami V8 and get by with a modest compact Japanese winked
    1. Growler
      Growler 7 October 2013 16: 25
      A new class of huge capacity batteries has been opened
      The highest density of stored energy per unit volume was given by an electrolyte based on vanadium diboride, showing absolutely fantastic 27 W • h per liter of volume, that is, in fact, more than a liter of gasoline, and "at times"!
  18. Growler
    Growler 7 October 2013 16: 31
    In addition to four-legged robots, Boston Dynamics also has a two-legged Atlas robot, which is an improved version of Petman. Now a humanoid can walk on rocky terrain, maintaining balance. In the laboratory where Atlas was tested, they wanted to knock him down by hitting a weight, but the robot, standing on one leg, calmly carried the blows.
  19. Growler
    Growler 7 October 2013 16: 32
    In addition to sprint-focused Wild Cat, Boston Dynamics also developed another four-legged robot, more suited for measured walking on rough terrain. AlphaDog easily climbs a mountain and calmly overcomes areas with serious elevations.
  20. Growler
    Growler 7 October 2013 17: 35
    Video in topic
    Watch from 13: 48
    1. Andrey312
      Andrey312 7 October 2013 20: 04
      great things for implanting democracy ... came, shot, left .... and the Americans will say: "it's not us, we don't know whose ...."
    2. Armata
      Armata 7 October 2013 20: 19
      Quote: Growler
      Video in topic
      Well, let's get more games here. Boy out of the computer, life is beautiful. And do you know how many lively girls are around?
      1. Growler
        Growler 7 October 2013 20: 42
        Long time no longer a boy ...
        The video shows the real danger of combat robots, as some cheers claim that they will kill such things with earflaps.
        It’s unlikely that you can kill a robot with hand-held small arms (up to 7.62X54 inclusive) (due to the presence of armor), and from 12.7 you can’t shoot from your hands. In addition, the robot’s reaction is superhuman, just stick your head out the window and you’ll immediately (in a split second) get a bullet. Which is reflected in the video. And if you think like you, you can wait for the new 22 June 41 years.
  21. fero
    fero 7 October 2013 18: 36
    Here it is - the future, right before our eyes! Bravo Americans, there is room to grow and to strive for good
    The prototype may not look folding, but this is by no means the main thing.
  22. andruha70
    andruha70 7 October 2013 19: 03
    However, the robot has one significant drawback - the unbearable noise of its motor.
    thank God ... otherwise I had already decided to shoot all the "cats" ... repeat Of the four cats running after my cat, it’s all noiseless ... lol
    1. Dober
      Dober 7 October 2013 21: 51
      Here's what you need -
      The pipe, of course, is not in place, but you can redo it ...
  23. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 7 October 2013 22: 58
    the Americans are working correctly, no matter what the miracle was called, but for the evacuation of the wounded and the delivery of ammunition, what you need is if our people invented and implemented it, the rest would have a different reaction, and the Americans did it, they are stupid, stupid, etc.
  24. tomket
    tomket 8 October 2013 00: 46
    the Americans will soon have robots in the army, but at least we canceled the kirzachi ?????
  25. Growler
    Growler 8 October 2013 01: 09
    Quote: tomket
    Americans will soon have robots in the army, and we have kirzachi even canceled ?????

    Hooray-potreots do not order ...
  26. rrrd
    rrrd 12 October 2013 05: 45

    write correctly. all the above comments +! the bulk here does not understand and this is a living example! patriotism stars earn)