Users watch one billion hours’ worth of videos on YouTube every day, and animal videos make up an embarrassing portion of that figure. But then again, who doesn’t enjoy watching cats get frightened by cucumbers, or dogs who are bad at being dogs?
In case you get bored watching those cute animal compilations, here are the 10 best robot animals on YouTube.
BigDog, from Boston Dynamics, has advanced significantly over the years, but this early video may be the best. Here’s the infamous video where the guy kicks BigDog.
Can’t decide whether Spy Pup is cute or creep? Neither can these hyenas.
Festo looked to nature for inspiration when designing the robotic kangaroo known as BionicKangaroo. They let evolution do the heavy lifting on the design front.
SpotMini is another robot from Boston Dynamics. This robot is great at doing the dishes and slipping on banana peels.
Thanks to robotics technology we can get an up-close view of the sloth. Now if there were only a way to recreate the 900 moths and beetles and 84 different fungi that thrive in a sloth’s fur.
The WildCat robot can run at speeds of 19 miles per hour on flat terrain. It can bound and it can gallop. It also sounds like a weed eater on full throttle.
Amphibious Snake Robot
This incredible robot uses waterproof bellows to protect its universal joints as it maneuvers underwater. It’s also capable of slithering about on dry land!
These robots were inspired by the tendrils of an octopus. Flexible electronics and soft robotics mimic the unique structure of the octopus.
Mythical creatures count as animals, right? This is super cool video of a robotic dragon captures the world’s largest walking robot.
While not strictly a robot, this massive King Kong puppet does rely heavily on automation to come to life.
What do robot animals have to do with industrial control? Apart from the use of servo motors, robot animals don’t share that much in common with industrial motion control systems, but they’re still pretty cool.
Enjoy a few of these robot animal videos on your coffee break. If your Indramat servos start giving you fits, give us a call. We specialize in Indramat motion control systems, and can get your system running again fast. Call 479-422-0390 for immediate Indramat support.