Packed LS3 Four-Legged Robot Follows Leader [Video]

That thing may be a little noisy, but hey, it can carry around 400 lbs of equipment everywhere it goes.

The LS3 program seeks to demonstrate that a highly mobile, semi-autonomous legged robot can carry 400 lbs of a squad’s equipment, follow squad members through rugged terrain and interact with troops in a natural way similar to a trained animal with its handler. The robot could also be able to maneuver at night and serve as a mobile auxiliary power source to the squad, so troops can recharge batteries for radios and handheld devices while on patrol.