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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Marines Are Training Robo-Dog

The Marines Start Training Google's 160-Pound Robo-Dog Spot

Mariella Moon | November 21, 2015

Spot, the silent robo-dog made by Google-owned company Boston Dynamics, enjoyed the great outdoors for a week back in September. Not to fetch sticks or roll around in the grass, but to train... with the Marines. It's gone a long way since its time stalking indoors, getting kicked by well-meaning engineers. The corps tested Spot's ability to traverse terrains rougher than concrete floors, such as hills, woodlands and cities, controlling it from 500 meters away with a laptop and a video game controller. It was apparently so easy to pilot the quadruped, even a four-year-old could do it.


<more at; related links: (Google acquires Boston Dynamics, the robot builder behind Big Dog and Cheetah. December 14, 2013) and (List of Robotic Dogs)>

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