31 Dec '15, 1pm

Marines send robodogs to the pound - Stars and Stripes

Marines send robodogs to the pound - Stars and Stripes

Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann and Pfc. Huberth Duarte, of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, walk with the Legged Squad Support System, known as BigDog, during a 2014 exercise in Hawaii. The Marine Corps recently shelved plans to field the robot, a 240-pound machine capable of carrying 400 pounds of supplies for troops on patrol. Matthew Callahan/U.S. Marine Corps Spot, a quadruped prototype robot, walks down a hill during a demonstration at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.,Sept. 16, 2015. Employees of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency trained Marines from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab how to operate Spot. But in December 2015, the Marines decided to shelve further research on the prototype. Eric Keenan/U.S. Marine Corps Related Smart gun on wheels, robotic mule latest steps in automated warriors Continuing its quest to deploy robots on the battlefield, t...

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