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Meet the mechanical dog the four legged robot call the bigdog

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There aBigDog_ClimbRubblere a lot of robots out there that could pass as pets, but how about a giant, 160-lb. (73 kilograms) mechanical dog? That’s how much Spot, Boston Dynamics’ newest, canine-inspired robot weighs

bigDog, is huge, tipping scales at about 240 lbs. (109 kg). And another Boston Dynamics four-legged bot, the LS3 robot, is just as big as BigDog, but it’s a bit faster and quieter, making it a better tool for soldiers and others who need discreet mechanical “pets” to carry their gear.

Development of the LS3 bot was funded by DARPA and the U.S. Marine Corps, and the robot has a few battle-friendly features.

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