― A next-generation robotic dog will help soldiers. ∙ By Kristina Grifantini 09/30/2011After BigDog, LittleDog, and Petman, we now have a glimpse of the newest intimidating robot from Boston Dynamics: AlphaDog. ∙ In the video below, you can see an AlphaDog prototype trot along like a mechanical horse. It smoothly steps over loose rocks and a pipe, rebounds after a two-person shove, and rights itself when it's on its side. The technology is an evolution of BigDog, which could catch [...].