Meet AlphaDog, the terrifying robot horse the military's building

Remember Boston Dynamics' robotic pack mule Big Dog? The researchers have revealed the next generation of their mechanical quadruped, Alphadog. This remote-controlled equine machine is designed to carry 400 lbs of payload on 20-mile treks over uneven terrain. The primary benefit of Alphadog is that it's way quieter than the stentorian Big Dog, which sounded like a swarm of cyber-bees. This just a prototype of this DARPA-funded carrier bot, so don't expect the "brown noise whinny" peripheral to be finished yet.

[Via IEEE]

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