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LS3 - Legged Squad Support System

  • Published on Sep 9, 2012 veröffentlicht
  • The Legged Squad Support System (LS3) is a rough-terrain robot developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. It is designed to carry 400 lbs of payload and travel 20 miles without refueling. LS3 has sensors that let it follow a human leader while avoiding obstacles in the terrain. For more information visit www.BostonDynamics.com.

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  • JadeEyes1
    JadeEyes1 7 years ago +86

    For such a heavy machine, it's surprisingly nimble. Especially on the dirt road.

  • AnAmazingUsername
    AnAmazingUsername 7 years ago +243

    Imagine being in a blackout and hearing that and thinking it's just a generator until you looked out the window.

  • Domo
    Domo 9 years ago +3

    I wonder what other animals think when they see this thing coming! Very impressive leg movement and balance!!

  • greatspacegibbon
    greatspacegibbon 9 years ago

    Love the vision system upgrades. You guys make the best robots!

  • R9000
    R9000 9 years ago

    Looking very good. I love how stable it is, and how it copes with not being on all four feet.

  • HiddenWen
    HiddenWen 8 years ago +1

    I love it's ability to go through nearly any terrain. Interesting how we continuously draw our inspirations from animals.

  • Duy Nguyen
    Duy Nguyen 6 years ago +39

    It can follow the leader... But can the leader escape its follow?

  • Kish
    Kish 9 years ago

    All of my want! I'd love to work on these epic machines.

  • invisiblewardog
    invisiblewardog 9 years ago

    This is an engineering *masterpiece*--well done!

  • Ruse
    Ruse 8 years ago +1

    not gonna lie, this is pretty amazing. Just think of the good this could accomplish!

  • JarvanThe401st
    JarvanThe401st 9 years ago

    this is awesome, we're so close to the robotic future!

  • Taffoman
    Taffoman 8 years ago

    The amount it can carry is actually quite impressive! They could use it for evacuaiting wounded people from rough terrains

  • Jameel Bassier
    Jameel Bassier 7 years ago +44

    If it could be mounted than that would be great

  • The Modern Monk
    The Modern Monk Year ago

    It's amazing how far they came

  • Deethis
    Deethis 9 years ago +1

    I'd love to see the source code for one of these robots, just so I can stare at it in awe.

  • TikkaQrow
    TikkaQrow 9 years ago

    well, this has come far, last i saw it on tv somewhere some time ago, it was still tethered to some crane for power and i don't think it could "see". i remember thinking how awesome and lifelike it acts if you give it a good hard push (like cow tipping) and it would scramble to keep balance!

  • zeramino
    zeramino 9 years ago

    It's incredible how BostonDynamics has evolved their 4-legged system! These are one of the first true robots I've seen, congratulations!

  • Skyrilla
    Skyrilla 9 years ago

    It will be interesting to see how and when they actually finally subdue the noise problem.

  • CapitanBizarrely
    CapitanBizarrely 6 years ago +10

    We're either being attacked by killer robots or somebody's doing some major landscaping.

  • David Fox
    David Fox 9 years ago

    Wow, just wow! Congrats to team at Boston Dynamics. And to the horse/nature from which so many lessons can be learned.
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