Think of Boston Dynamics’ LittleDog as a miniature version of their BigDog robot, but with the ability to “increase its speed over a given distance slight by collapsing forward and then stopping the clock.” Videos after the break.

Incidentally, the reason why LittleDog collapses the way it does is that DARPA gives points for LittleDog’s speed (irrespective of whether it’s upright or not).

[via Botjunkie]