This is just the most amazing tech-demo of a functional walking robot i've ever seen. Boston Dynamics have produced a quad-legged robot called "The Dog". It trashes the kit coming out of china\japan, which are usually just a calculator in a (slow) mechanical suit. "The Dog" can keep it's balance even if it's kicked about, loses it's footing (ice beware!) or stumbles down-hill.
An epic implementation of technology. I cannot believe this isn't main page news, replacing those greedy banks that are grabbing the headlines with their efforts to prop each other up, while still screwing mores coins out of John Does pocket via his sub-prime mortgage ;-)
This is funded by ARPA, so in a few years execpt Arnie-look-alikes to be knocking on your door asking "Are you Sarah O'connor?" ;-)
"The Dog" just needs a few pump action shotties and an Ooozie or two attached and it's fit for war sarge!