December 24, 2012 0:25
In early December, started field testing robotic device infantry support "Legged Squad Support System" ("Walking platform support group"), or in short "LS3", which took place in the training center of the U.S. Army Fort Pickett.
Robot with four legs showed excellent results, demonstrating the incredible maneuverability in the forest and the city, excellent stability when climbing ravines and rugged terrain, the ability to understand spoken commands and precisely follow the party leader, and quickly return to the interrupted due to the drop operation.
"LS3" seeks to demonstrate a high mobility and semi-autonomous operation of the system, which, following an infantry brigade, transport cargo weighing up to 200 kilograms and carries a secondary source of electrical power, so that the team can charge their personal devices.
Despite already demonstrated excellent results of tests, the robot "LS3" will be further upgraded and refined American agency "DARPA", which deals перспективнымивысокотехнологическими projects for the U.S. Army, until the first quarter of 2014.