Boston Dynamics’ LS3 aka Legged Squad Support Systems is starting to earn its stripes. The creepy rough terrain robot recently trotted through its first set of training exercises with the US Marine Corps. These simulated drills took place at a pretend combat zone in Hawaii, where the mechanical gear-hauling quadruped demonstrated its ability to maneuver through hostile land.
Not exactly fit for full duty, the LS3 isn’t that graceful and from the sound of the video, the robotic pooch is very noisy. However, this trip to obedience school should help the Google-owned company fine-tune its metallic canine before sending it off to bootcamp.