Youtube recommended this video for me:
I think the stages of robotic adoption will be:
1) WTF? How could that possibly be useful?
2) LOL A sissy bot… still, at least it doesn’t look like a flea that’s dying for a piss
3) WOW it looks like a dog or something
4) OMG, We’re fucked.
Even walking is a type of communication. The robots in the vids are using Robert What’sisname from Ted (a talk on engineering designs inspired by nature) where all the smarts are built into the architecture of the legs… rather than trying to micro-manage the programming, you just make them springy sticks.
It is a kindof mincy way of walking though. Especially for a dog.