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DARPA asks Boston Dynamics to build enhanced version of legged infantry-support robot - 09/21/2013
A U.S. military project to develop a donkey-sized legged robot to help infantry warfighters haul ammunition, food, and other gear through rugged terrain is moving ahead with a research contract this week. Robotics experts at unmanned vehicles expert Boston Dynamics Inc. in Waltham, Mass., will develop an enhanced version of the company's Legged Squad Support System (LS3) robot under terms of a $10 million contract awarded Wednesday by unmanned vehicles scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va. Boston Dynamics is developing the four-legged LS3 to help Army and Marine Corps infantry to carry as much as 400 pounds 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, DARPA officials say. Read more

DARPA asks Boston Dynamics to build enhanced version of legged infantry-support robot



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