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Friday, September 25, 2015

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Google's Robotic Dog is in Basic Training for Marine Corps (+Video)

Ryan Bushey | September 23, 2015

Boston Dynamics, a robotics company owned by Google, has its robotic prototype called Spot attending basic training camp with the Marines in Quantico, Virginia.
The Marines are currently testing a series of robotic creations to gauge how well they will perform in the field.

Spot is a “hydraulically actuated quadruped” that weighs 160 pounds, reports Ars Technica. It can be safely controlled through a wireless game-controller hooked up to a laptop. The operators can stand as far away as 500 feet without interfering with the signal.

Spot And Marines At Quantico

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