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Reliable sources[edit]

Please note that per WP:V and WP:RS the company's home page does not qualify as a reliable source for citations. You need to cite independent, third-party sources for the facts included in the article, as well as to show notability for its subject. -- Kesh 04:55, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Please cite chapter and verse, not "its in the bible". --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 05:14, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
If you insist on refusing to read the relevant policies yourself, I take no responsibility when the article gets deleted again. However, for the sake of good faith, I'll elaborate:
The restriction in WP:RS is quite clear: Reliable sources are authors or publications regarded as trustworthy or authoritative in relation to the subject at hand. Reliable publications are those with an established structure for fact-checking and editorial oversight.
The company's web site would fall under the category of a self-published source per WP:V#SELF. Further, it is a primary source, which we are not supposed to use.
A simple fix is to find some reliable, third-party citations about the company and what it does. However, if you insist on only citing the web site itself, the article will likely get deleted again for failing to show notability and provide verifiability. -- Kesh 05:22, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
  • If their website says they were incorporated in some year, say 1992, thats still a secondary source. The primary source is the actual incorporation papers, or a listing of the incorporation in that states online database of incorporations. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 06:03, 4 July 2007 (UTC)--Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 05:59, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
  • primary source "Examples of primary sources include archeological artifacts; photographs; historical documents such as diaries, census results, video or transcripts of surveillance, public hearings, trials, or interviews; tabulated results of surveys or questionnaires; written or recorded notes of laboratory and field experiments or observations; and artistic and fictional works such as poems, scripts, screenplays, novels, motion pictures, videos, and television programs." Sorry, I see no mention of corporate websites. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 05:22, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
  • WP:V#SELF "Self-published sources (online and paper): Anyone can create a website or pay to have a book published, then claim to be an expert in a certain field. For that reason, self-published books, personal websites, and blogs are largely not acceptable as sources." Sorry, I see no mention of corporate websites. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 06:03, 4 July 2007 (UTC)--Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 05:22, 4 July 2007 (UTC)


Kudos to Chaser for properly citing this article. Thanks for fixing the problems. -- Kesh 22:44, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

New robots[edit]

Boston Dynamics has more projects now. There's a buildling-climbing robot, a snake-like robot, a hopping robot, and a humanoid. [1]--John Nagle (talk) 19:55, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

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