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Wow, an expensive, slow, and clumsy 4-wheeler. Our tax dollars at work.
I thought it was cool.
cool that they can make it, but as of now, not useful in any way.
dont they use donkeys anymore?
Georg BüchnerWo die Notwehr aufhört, fängt der Mord an
(Murder begins where self-defense ends)
Pretty cool toy... Throw a saddle on it and you're good to go! No water or hay and no need for a farrier! I wonder if I could sell them to the Amish in my town?
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Impressive. Imagine what the models will be like in 10 years if they keep developing the idea. Noise won't be an issue with advanced batteries or fuel cells.
Wow Governor Schwarzenhager has lost quite a bit of weight. Must be from living in California too long.
Here Fido... don't know if I would use this in place of my trusted German Shepherd!
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
This after all is just a prototype. You can be sure when perfected it will be much quiteter and probably faster. For now it is a work in progress and a very impressive work at that!
Researching, developing and producing a product like this is not cheap and does not happen over night.
Did you see how it righted itself on the ice patch? Notice the leg articulation and SPEED of the reaction and that the reaction was correct.
This "dog" has some amazing revolutionary development which some day could come in handy for prothesis replacement of human limbs or servomotor exoskeleton assist for quadrapelegics.
Not so dumb after all is it.