DARPA's $10M stealth military robot

Nov. 12, 2013

DARPA awarded Boston Dynamics with a $9,983,844 contract in order to produce the "AlphaDog" robot – a more robust version of the LS3 vision-guided robot, which will unburden military squad members by carrying their gear, autonomously following them through rugged terrain, and interpret verbal and visual commands. DARPA has stated that in the AlphaDog, it wants to see increased increased reliability and usability, enhanced survivability against small fire arms, and a quiet power supply to support stealthy tactical operations.

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James Carroll

Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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