View Full Version : Marines Drill With Google Robot

09-21-15, 06:50 PM

The latest version of a walking, quadruped battlefield robot from Boston Dynamics, the military robotics maker owned by Google X, was tested by U.S. Marines last week.

Spot weighs about 70kgs, is electrically operated and walks on four hydraulically-actuated legs. It's controlled via wireless by an operator who can be up to 500 meters away.

It underwent trials and testing at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia as part of evaluations by the Marines on future military uses of robotic technology. In a series of missions, it was evaluated in different terrains including hills, woodlands and urban areas.

More at http://www.pcworld.com/article/2985173/marines-test-googles-latest-military-robot.html

Tennessee Top
09-22-15, 08:38 AM
ISIS will love these robots. We'll be sure to donate a few to them as soon as they hit the fleet.

09-22-15, 08:49 AM
You ask it a question and it gives you 1000 different options lol.