Robot Dogs: Is the U.S. Marine Corps Developing the Ultimate Weapon?
The Marine Corps is testing a four-legged robotic dog designed to travel alongside dismounted units and explore dangerous combat situations in order to reduce risk to forces on-the-move, PC World reported.
The new prototype robot, called Spot, is made by Google X's Boston Dynamics.
"Spot weighs about 70kgs, is electrically operated and walks on four hydraulically-actuated legs. Its controlled via wireless by an operator who can be up to 500 meters away," PC World's report stated.