Marines not interested in Big Dog

Since I mentioned Boston Dynamics and their grondbreaking (though confidential) research in legged robots in my recent post, it should be noted, that the US Marine Corps announced just before Christmas that it would not continue the program known as LS3 (Legged Squad Support System) or Big Dog. With its combustion engine it was simply too loud to be used in the field.

With Boston Dynamics being acquired by Google two years ago, there is at least some hope that the know-how gained during the project might be transfered to the civil sector.

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