Video definitely worth watching. As some of the commenters on the original post said, the gait is strange, some combination of dog and insect, and triggers an uncanny valley response.
You may remember Boston Dynamics' "BigDog" robot, the size of a sort of mechanical pony and kind of terrifying. But they're working on other things, as well: here's their "LittleDog," a project in conjunction with USC, which is learning how to walk over difficult terrain. Having grown up in the mountains myself, I love watching a small creature gradually learn to be a mountain goat.
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