#1 This Massive Robot Could Soon Join Marines on the Battlefield by algernonpj 22.11.2013 20:12

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This Massive Robot Could Soon Join Marines on the Battlefield



Alexis Madrigal The Atlantic November 21, 2013

The future doesn't always arrive with a gasp and a boom like Skynet inTerminator. No, sometimes it's more like Office Space.

At least that's the idea I get watching this video of the Marines' testing the Legged Squad Support System. DARPA built the LS3 to act as an autonomous pack horse that "can carry 400 lbs 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."

Its headless form has always disturbed me in its ... headlessness. (Like, did Haruki Murakami design these things in a fever dream? Robots galloping across the plains.)
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http://www.defenseone.com/technology/201...5/?oref=d-river

More at:
http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/TTO/Progra..._%28LS3%29.aspx

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