Blog: First Glimpse of AlphaDog Robot

October 4, 2011

Boston Dynamics posted footage on YouTube that shows early results from the development of AlphaDog-a dynamic robot developed with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Marine Corps. Officially known as a Legged Squad Support System (LS3), the completed robot will carry 400 pounds of payload on 20-mile missions in rough terrain. It operates without a driver, automatically traveling to designated locations using sensors and a Global Positioning System. The video shows the robot walking over rocks, maintaining balance when pushed from the side and regaining footing after a fall.

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