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Evolution of Quadruped Robots: Walking Truck vs. BigDog

Evolution of Quadruped Robots: Walking Truck vs. BigDog

Nearly 40 years after it was built, GE's Walking Truck quadruped robot was a major inspiration for Boston Dynamics' BigDog robot. Here's a comparison of Walking Truck and BigDog, what's changed and what still needs improvement.

The Role of Computer IT in Robotics

The Role of Computer IT in Robotics

We are entering an era in which cybersecurity is more important than ever, including in the growing robotics market. Hacking a computer could result in data loss or theft, but taking over a moving robot could be dangerous to whomever...

Our Man in Atlanta Scoping Out MODEX 2016

Our Man in Atlanta Scoping Out MODEX 2016

The chorus is getting larger and louder Frank Tobe, the publisher behind The Robot Report; and someone who seems to have nearly every technology conference anywhere in the world on his dance card, strolled into the Georgia World Congress Center...