Finally: Robodog

‘LS3 seeks to demonstrate that a highly mobile, semi-autonomous legged robot can carry 400 lbs of a squad’s load, follow squad members through rugged terrain and interact with troops in a natural way, similar to a trained animal and its handler,’ the Darpa agency said.

It revealed tests with Marines have already begun.

‘We’ve refined the LS3 platform and have begun field testing against requirements of the Marine Corps,’ said Army Lt. Col. Joe Hitt, DARPA program manager.

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