LS3 Robotic Troop Support Design Moves Forward

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    An advanced robotic troop support platform for the US armed forces has moved closer to entering service since Armed Forces International first looked at it back in February 2010.
    Developed by Boston Dynamics, the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) is designed to accompany warfighters into battle, carrying 400 pound payloads and freeing up troops that, otherwise, would themselves be carrying these heavy loads.
    Two-and-a-half years ago, the LS3 programme - developed out of Boston's BigDog design - had just been funded by DARPA (the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the US Marine Corps to the tune of $32 million.
    LS3 Troop Support
    On Monday 10 September 2012, DARPA representatives showed just how far the LS3 troop support programme has come since then. Prototypes were shown to USMC representatives in various stages of movement - walking, jogging and running. They also demonstrated how, if knocked over, they could get themselves back up and simply carry on with the mission at hand.

    [video=youtube_share;R7ezXBEBE6U]http://youtu.be/R7ezXBEBE6U[/video]

    Contd: Legged Squad Support System Progress: Armed Forces International News
     
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