Military puts robot pack dogs in long-term storage
The Legged Squad Support System (LS3) was a project of the Pentagon's research division known as Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
|The original idea was to develop a legged robot that could function as a packhorse for a squad of soldiers or marines. The whole idea invited spoofs as in this YouTube video that was posted in 2008 and has over 5 million views. This is supposed to be a test version of Big Dog, the name sometimes given to the LS3 from the first stage of the project.|