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DARPA shows off LS3 robot, could be a Terminator's four-legged best friend

DARPA show off the latest advancements in their LS3 robot, sports voice control, improved autonomy a

By: Anthony Garreffa from Dec 19, 2012 @ 22:31 CST

There may not be another Terminator movie on the horizon, but defence research outfit DARPA, have just shown off their latest improvements to their four-legged LS3 robot. The tests involved two weeks of real-world testing in the woods of central Virginia.

The LS3 robot, also known as AlphaDog, showed off a bunch of improvements in its autonomy and manoeuvrability, and even when it fell over and rolled - it recovered nicely. LS3 is also capable of responding to voice commands, and while the LS3 is not as good as Siri or Google Search, it still is capable of some cool tricks such as "Leader Follow" decision making, where the robot itself will determine the best way to follow its human counterpart.


All we need now is to see Arnold Schwarzenegger walking around with an LS3 and people would be getting scared pretty quickly.


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