…almost like you're along for the ride

This is the latest quadruped robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics group, and the only one in civilian hands. The robot’s lifelike movement catches the attention of a real dog.

I’m certain Blue would take this canine robot on without hesitation. The video reminds me of when Blue was willing to take on a  Bronze Sculpture of a Ringtail Cat on display at Zion National Park’s Visitor Center.  He was ready for a takedown.

Blue continues to patiently watch over me while my seventy year old body recovers from six unexpected surgical procedures over the last six months.  If all goes well, Blue and I will be back in Zion by Autumn. I’m so grateful for all your kind messages and concern.

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 Click to Enlarge. Also, Blue isn’t really on the roof of the RV and it’s not really flooded but we’ve certainly had enough rain to make it so. 

We’re at home in the Great Pacific Northwest this winter as I recover from a series of unexpected medical procedures. If healing goes as expected we’ll be back on the road by summer. I want to thank you all for your emails of concern. Your caring is appreciated more than I can express in words. Also, thank you for visiting this web site even while the postings became few and far between over the last year. Since my activities are limited right now I expect there will continue to be few updates. Just mentioning that makes me sad but I don’t want this web site to be about visiting the doc. Once the wheels are moving again… I’ll be back!

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