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The video is kinda spooky.
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Boston Dynamics, the innovative engineering company behind the record-breaking Cheetah robot and the jumping sand flea robot, is at it again.

The LS3, or Legged Squad Support System, is a futuristic donkey, designed as a pack-mule for soldiers and marines on the march. The large, four-legged unmanned robot can carry as much as 400 pounds, follow soldiers and marines through rough terrain, supply power to charge radios and handheld devices, and interact with squad members like a real, trained animal would. A new diesel iteration of the LS3 turned quite a few heads at the Modern Day Marine industry trade show in Quantico, VA, according to Defense News.


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Shades of AMEE.  What could go wrong?

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It evokes some odd emotions.

I want one though, only slightly more svelte for denser forest travel.
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I'm sorry, but that doesn't quite fit my definition of "rough terrain"

Kinda noisy too.
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Love the little mincing steps.  But yeah, way too noisy.  I detest noise.  ETA: noise like machines and crowds.  I'm okay with running water :D

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It's a machine.  Machines break down.  Enough said.

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It needs a head and tail and some fur so you can at least pet it.
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It needs a head and tail and some fur so you can at least pet it.
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It evokes some odd emotions.

I want one though, only slightly more svelte for denser forest travel.

You made me svelt, baby, just make me bigger.  i could be a dragon.  :D

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I love that thing. Whenever it falls below the millions price range I'm so getting one. In the mean time I will keep my sherpas.

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But can it sing 'Daisy'?
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Oh man, I think I've found my sherpa!    .....Hey Santa...................................

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