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Leonardo and Hyunsung 1/7/2014  

AUCT150 DARPA article

Big Dog

A project funded by Boston Dynamic, an army research laboratory, the Big Dog is a new technology for the army to transport gear for troops. The machine can carry up to 120 lbs, climb 3.3 miles per hour, and is controlled by its own stereo vision or through remote control. The Big Dog stands 2.3 feet tall, 165 lbs, and is gasoline powered.

Recently bought by Google, the machine is being planned for commercial use live delivery or as a door to door salesman. The effect would be higher convenience to the online shopper but also a concern for privacy of location and personal online history.