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The Legged Squad Support System That Could Change The Way Marines Carry Their Gear

March 07, 2016

Going to the battlefield presents two logistical quagmires that every servicemen must face: you need to pack everything you’d need because once there you have nowhere to get anything, and you must carry all of those things on your person because any other way would be impractical, if not outright impossible. Until now.


The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Boston Dynamics are testing an autonomous robot mule to help Marines carry some, if not most of the gear necessary in the battlefield: Alpha Dog- The Legged Squad Support System, or LS3. In this video, you can see a demonstration given as a performance test of the pack mule prototype for the Commandant of the Marine Corps and other important guests. Could this solution be feasible?

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