Army scientists have been working on a canine-like robot that's designed to take commands from soldiers, much like real military working dogs. The Legged Locomotion and Movement Adaptation (LLAMA) robot is an Army Research Laboratory effort to design and demonstrate a near-fully autonomous robot capable of going anywhere a soldier can go. The program is distinctly different from an effort the Marine Corps jointly undertook with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, in 2010 to develop a four-legged mule robot to take equipment off the backs of Marines in the field, officials from the Army Research Laboratory said. Read more on Military.com.
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