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DARPA’s AlphaDog robot pack mule begins real world testing
>DARPA has released the first video of its robot Legged Squad Support System (LS3) walking untethered and in the wild. Scroll down and watch in awe as a robotic quadruped scales a rocky, forested hill while carrying a heavy load on its back.
>The last time we saw LS3 (aka AlphaDog), back in September, it was tethered to external hydraulics. This made it impressively quiet, but obviously it couldn’t go outside. In the last few months, those hydraulics have been squeezed onto AlphaDog’s chassis, and an on-board petrol-driven motor powers the whole thing.