The baby daddy of Boston Dynamics' BigDog robot


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GE was a hotbed of innovation in the 60s and very early 70s. Bruce Laumeister built the DELTA electric car there.


IIRC in 1965, seat belts werent mandatory on cars and no one had heard of helmet laws either.


Apparently it was to replace the Jeep, in tricky terrain anyway. IIRC, one of the reasons why the project was cancelled was that it was extremely difficult to train for it / handle it because the operator had to do all the work manually, including keeping the thing balanced. More demanding than landing a jet on a carrier while playing the violin simultaneously.
Now, if you’d add a computer that would do all that, leaving the operator with little more than controlling direction and speed, this could be successfully revived.


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