Monday, September 10, 2012

DARPA LS3: Improved Pack Mule

A more refined robo-mule prototype has been put on display by DARPA to show off the current results of the Legged Squad Support System (LS3). When we first covered the ground robot it was much louder, slower, and not nearly as agile with a top speed of up to 7 mph. The technology also allows the pack mule to act more like a trained dog by responding to commands and following without added manipulation. 

DARPA LS3 "Pack Mule"
DARPA also released this great shot of the LS3 with amore refined aesthetic integrating a digital camouflage theme and some semblance of carrying capability with a pack on board. The LS3 is being developed to be utilized by the U.S. Marine Corps to take on the burden of cumbersome equipment out in the field. Read the full overview on the prototype and complete project at:

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