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LS3 Robot Mule from Boston Dynamics in Testing

Meeting LS3: Marines experiment with military roboticsMarines use experimental technology during RIMPAC 2014

Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann, infantryman with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Las Vegas, leads the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) at a Kahuku, Hawaii, training area, July 12, 2014, during the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise. The Marine Corp lab is testing how well the system, loaded with 400 to 600 pounds of food and water, can follow an operator walking along rough terrain. The robot follows a tiny electronic unit strapped to the ankle of the operator. If it trips and falls, it can be righted by hand by a single person. Photos and story by Sgt.  Sarah Dietz.  For details, please click here.