October 3, 2011
Boston Dynamics Producing New Four-Legged Robot
Boston Dynamics recently announced a new four-legged robot designed to cover the most rugged terrain.
The LS3 is designed to work alongside Soldiers and Marines and can carry up to 400 pounds of equipment.The robot can be programmed to either follow a leader or to automatically go to a location based on GPS points.
Boston Dynamics said the robot takes 30 months to develop and the first is set to be completed in 2012.
LS3 funding was provided by DARPA and the U.S. Marine Corps and its team includes engineers and scientists from Boston Dynamics, Bell Helicopter, AAI Corporation, Carnegie Mellon, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Woodward HRT.
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