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(PhysOrg.com) -- Boston Dynamics has taken the wraps off its newest prototype combat escort, AlphaDog, which was developed with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. Waltham, Massachusetts-based Boston Dynamics last week revealed the video that shows AlphaDog's capabilities for troop support. Those who have seen the video are calling the quadruped robot such names as Mule Poodle, Monster Mutt and BigDog-on-Steroids, but AlphaDog is its name. The robot is described further as the prototype for the formally named LS3. The latter stands for Legged Squad Support System.
Originally posted by drakus
It'd be interesting to see this robot applied to rescue missions, imagine someone trapped high in the himalayas (or something) in the middle of a hailstorm... Like a mechanic San Bernardo... And it could even carry a couple people to safety if they keep improving their physical capabilities...
Thanks for the update!
Originally posted by MrGrimm
reply to post by Atzil321
I heard about this last year, but that's not why I'm posting.
I'm posting because it looks a lot more refined than before, it looks like it's pretty much done.