9. Big Dog: the military pack robotic animal
Boston Dynamics makes some of the best robots in the world for traversing rugged terrain. This amazing quadruped called “Big Dog” can go up hills with rocks and mud and anything else in its path, even if someone kicks the walking robot as hard as possible. The robot is able to maintain balance and continue walking much better than a human could do. The robot is capable of carrying over 300 lbs of cargo and would seem to be useful for army missions, planetary exploration, and several other situations.