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The Rickshaw and the Robodog

Could the future of the electric vehicle look more like old transportation styles from the Far East? Obviously the idea needs more testing, but a unique and trend setting use for this technology could be on the horizon.

Testing robots to see exactly what their current capabilities are is a growing industry. Recently, Boston Dynamics allowed Adam Savage of the show Mythbusters to test one of the industry’s first “dog” robots. Savage thought of some creative ideas to test its capabilities. One idea Savage came up with was to have the robodog pull him around town on a rickshaw. This test concept was seemingly quite successful as the resulting vehicle could go places cars couldn’t, like sidewalks, to avoid heavy traffic, etc.

Check out the interesting video at this site:

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