Remember the four legged robot created by DARPA? Well it has been out in the field undergoing trails with the folks from the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) and by all accounts, it seemed to have gone all right. Check out the video below to see the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) in action.
According to Lt. Col. Joseph Hitt, DARPA program manager, he said that;
This was the first time DARPA and MCWL were able to get LS3 out on the testing grounds together to simulate military-relevant training conditions. The robot’s performance in the field expanded on our expectations, demonstrating, for example, how voice commands and “follow the leader” capability would enhance the robot’s ability to interact with warfighters. We were able to put the robot through difficult natural terrain and test its ability to right itself with minimal interaction from humans