November 22, 2015

RUN, JOEBOT, RUN:

US military raises the stakes for Spot the robotic dog (Michael D. Regan, NOVEMBER 22, 2015, CS Monitor)


During the weeklong military training session held in September, Spot was also dispatched into buildings before Marines entered to survey possible threats.

In the future he may be used for similar "scouting exercises" and "load carriage" missions, search and rescue operations, and charting enemy territory, said Ben Swilling, a robotic specialist with the company that made Spot.

The marines can control Spot from roughly a quarter-mile away with radio signals sent from a laptop and navigated by a device similar to a video game controller. The robot had been tested indoors, but researchers wanted to survey its abilities on harsher terrains.

Posted by at November 22, 2015 5:34 PM

  

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