U.S. development of new four-legged robot can load 181.4 kg (Figure)
U.S. New Four-Legged renderings
United States, “Defense Industry Daily,” February 2, 2010 reported recently, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the United States Boston Dynamics (Boston Dynamics) signed an $ 32 million in development projects, mainly for the U.S. soldiers develop a similar “machine mule” (robotic mule) four-legged robot project in 30 months after the launch of a new four-legged robot prototypes prototype.
Four-Legged DARPA R & D projects are infantry team support system (Legged Squad Support System, LS3) project, its payload can be reached 181.4 kg, the maximum mileage up to 32.2 km, continuous working hours up to 24 hours to get off the infantry with the cross-country team environment to carry weapons and other supplies to support walking, worry lines, such as walking running and jumping mode, you can skip over obstacles and ditches, with good mobility, low noise characteristics. DARPA infantry support system in the project team with other companies include Bell Helicopter (Bell Helicopter), American AAI Corporation, Carnegie – Mellon University (Carnegie Mellon University), United States, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Woodward HRT companies. (Northern Science and Technology Information Institute Zhongchong Hui)