Video du Jour: Scientists train terrifying robot horse to prance, hurl cinderblocks

Good thing real horses haven’t yet acquired this scary skill set, or we’d all be dead.

In the past we’ve reported on the development of these equine-inspired robots (see “News: Robot horse will stalk you, fall down, get up, and keep stalking“). Well, the newest model is programmed with a brand new disturbing talent: the ability to handle and throw heavy objects.

The robots are being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the Army Research Laboratory’s RCTA program.


Go Riding.

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