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2012-2-9 · "The BigDog robot, labelled as a military robot mule, has subsequently proven its potential worth in its ability to reduce load and remove that burden from a soldier’s back." Built onto the actuators are sensors for joint position and force, and movement is ultimately controlled through an onboard computer which manages the sensors.

2021-7-29 · BigDog's walking pattern is controlled through four legs, each equipped with four low-friction hydraulic cylinder actuators that power the joints. "The BigDog robot, labelled as a military robot mule, has subsequently proven its potential worth in its ability …

2019-11-1 · Military.com | By Matthew Cox. The U.S. Army just awarded a contract worth $162 million to General Dynamics Land Systems to produce remote-controlled robotic mule vehicles to transport heavy ...

2012-12-20 · A four-legged U.S. military robot carrying 400 pounds of equipment has shown how it can play "follow the leader" in a manner similar to a trained mule or horse.

2010-2-2 · Military's robotic pack mule comes to life for $32M DARPA robot should carry 400lbs over any terrain in any weather

2020-1-8 · GDLS in late October was awarded the contract worth $162 million to build the SMET, a robotic mule intended to lighten the load of soldiers in the field and perform other missions. One of the three other competitors for the program, Textron, filed a …

2019-11-1 · Meet the Army’s New Robo-Mule. The SMET robotic vehicle is the answer to a soldier’s prayers. The Army is buying 624 MUTT unmanned ground vehicles. MUTTs can carry up to 1,200 pounds of gear ...

2020-1-8 · Re: Army Cancels High-Profile Robotic Mule Contract Hmmm. There was a fatal flaw in the procurement process: The DoD had failed to assure that the taxpayer cost would be maximized, while contractor (future employer to the O-6 procurement officer) …

2020-6-8 · Soldiers are finally getting a robot mule that can haul 1,000 pounds of gear. The Army is poised to award a contract this month to produce hundreds of robotic mules to tackle the scourge of ...

2019-7-19 · U.S. military advisors could be taking a self-driving pack mule back to Afghanistan with them on their next deployment. The Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET), …

2014-3-17 · Big Dog, the four-legged Boston Dynamics’ robot that until now looked more like a headless horse, finally has something resembling a head. Robotic Mule Gets a Throwing Arm | Military.com Login

2016-11-13 · The robot, borne of a partnership between Google and the Pentagon’s research arm, turned out to be unsuitable for missions. The Legged Squad Support System ﴾LS3﴿ has been put “in storage, with no future experiments or upgrades planned,” according to a report by Military.com. DARPA LS3 Robot Mule follows its leader through rough terrain

2021-3-30 · The US Army will begin the final testing of “robotic mule” unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) next month, Janes reported quoting a senior official of vehicle manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS). The Michigan-based military vehicles manufacturer will supply 624 UGVs to the army as part of a $249 million five-year contract signed last year, beating out three other proposals.

2021-1-7 · Military Robots / Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Within a decade technological advances could leave human operators out of the kill chain. The US and other militaries have said they have no …

2012-12-20 · A four-legged U.S. military robot carrying 400 pounds of equipment has shown how it can play "follow the leader" in a manner similar to a trained mule or horse. Like an animal, it can also regain its feet after an accidental tumble in the woods.

2014-7-15 · Boston Dynamics’ Robotic Mule Is Doing War Games With the Marines This is the first time the DARPA-funded robot has been in the field Infantryman Brandon Dieckmann poses with LS3.

2019-11-1 · Meet the Army’s New Robo-Mule. The SMET robotic vehicle is the answer to a soldier’s prayers. The Army is buying 624 MUTT unmanned ground vehicles. …

2012-2-8 · Robo-Mule Hauls Military Gear & Follows Like a Dog. The LS3 robot funded by DARPA is a faster, quieter version of Boston Dynamics' BigDog robot. (Image credit: DARPA) U.S. …

2014-7-16 · Meet Legged Squat Support System (LS3), a robotic mule capable of carrying up to 400 pounds of cargo for 20 miles without refueling. The Marines have named it Cujo.

2018-12-28 · Additionally there were concerns about maintenance difficulties. This has led to the U.S. military shelving the concept of a "robot mule" for the foreseeable future as Google also continues its move away from military-minded contracts. The announcement was revealed in late-December 2015.

2011-8-3 · Why the Army Killed the Robotic Vehicle MULE. Over the weekend, the U.S. Army killed a Lockheed Martin program to build a heavy six-wheeled robot capable of …

coondoggie sends word that Boston Dynamics, maker of the BigDog robot we have been following for a while, has just been awarded a $32M DARPA contract to produce robotic "pack dogs" for the military. "What kind of robot will automatically follow a leader, carry 400 lbs. (182 kg) of military gear, wal...

2015-12-24 · U.S. Military’s Robot Mule Stabled, Ditched for Not Shutting Up Posted on December 24, 2015 by Kevin Hobster Google’s Boston Dynamics may be in the holiday spirit — as well as the news cycle — with their robotic reindeer display that went viral the other day , but their crusade to make (their) mechanical animals staples of the ...

2020-6-10 · Army Close to Awarding New Contract for Robotic Mule to Carry Gear for Grunts The Army's Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET), a remote-controlled robotic mule …

2012-12-19 · Now in trials, the “pack mule” robot might have numerous functions, but its primary responsibility is to support the warfighter, said Army Lt. Col. Joseph K. Hitt, program manager in DARPA’s tactical technology office. “It’s about solving a real military problem: the incredible load of equipment our soldiers and Marines carry in ...

Military's Robotic Pack Mule Gets $32M Boost - Slashdot coondoggie sends word that Boston Dynamics, maker of the BigDog robot we have been following for a while, has just been awarded a $32M DARPA contract to produce robotic "pack dogs" for the military.

2015-12-29 · U.S. Military Puts Down Its Robot Mule for Being Too Loud. The Pentagon reportedly has stopped development of the Legged Squad Support System by …

2021-7-6 · DARPA Mule Robot Too Noisy, US Military Refuses to Hear it Any Longer. 12. 31. 15 by Jappy Lim. Plans for a robotic mule called the LS3 (Legged Squad Support System), a robot that could ...

2015-12-30 · The Legged Squad Support System (LS3) has been put "in storage, with no future experiments or upgrades planned," according to a report by Military.com.. READ MORE: ‘Pack-mule’ bot follows marines into combat training (VIDEO) LS3 was …

2015-12-22 · The robo-mule had its big moment in summer 2014 at Rim of the Pacific, the largest military exercise in the Pacific region. It was featured in high-profile field tests with Marines who put it...