Hello, My Name Is Rags

A company called Boston Dynamics is developing a robot “Alpha Dog” for the military. It’s supposed to be used as a pack animal for the infantry, so it might better be called a robot burro.

It’s also known as the LS3, or Legged Squad Support System. Whatever they call it, it’s kind of creepy.

2 thoughts on “Hello, My Name Is Rags

  1. They seem to lack stealth; early goings, I guess. Do they mate? They’re not really cute, are they? The head could be more pronounced; and where’s the tail?

    • And they have spider legs! I read somewhere that people who design robots avoid making them too life-like because life-like robots can be disturbing. Maybe the idea here is to make them creepy so they’ll freak out the enemy.

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