Update on creative minds at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Beyond their military uses, what spin offs may occur when these inventions are fully functional?

This video depicts field testing of the DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3). The goal of the LS3 program is to show that a legged robot can unburden dismounted squad members by carrying their gear, autonomously following them through rugged terrain, and interpreting verbal and visual commands. To learn more about LS3, please visit http://go.usa.gov/rwQB.

DARPA’s Cheetah robot—already the fastest legged robot in history—just broke its own land speed record of 18 miles per hour (mph). In the process, Cheetah also surpassed another very fast mover. For more information on Cheetah and DARPA’s other robotics programs, visit: http://go.usa.gov/rVqk.

Marci Segal