New Delhi, Jan. 3 (ANI): The US marines have rejected Google’s robo-dogs as it is too loud and could give away troops’ positions.
A US marines’ spokesman said that the noise levels suggested that robot dogs couldn’t be used in real-world operations, Cnet.com reported.
“The Marines drew the line at the limitations of the robot itself. They took it as it was: A loud robot that’s going to give away their position,” Kyle Olson, a spokesman for the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, told Military.com.
Known as ‘the big dog’, the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) was designed in partnership with Boston Dynamics, a robotics company owned by Google.
The machines, also referred to as robotic mules, are capable of carrying up to 400 pounds (181kg) of weight and can follow soldiers through varying terrain. (ANI)