Robot Dogs Too Loud for the Marines

Awww. Google’s robot dogs are too noisy for the Marines. “Kyle Olson, a spokesperson for the Marines, told on Dec. 22 that the noise the LS3’s gas-powered engine gave off was tactically rather unhelpful. ‘As Marines were using it, there was the challenge of seeing the potential possibility because of the limitations of the robot itself,’ Olson said. ‘They took it as it was: a loud robot that’s going to give away their position.'” Shoulda built robot cats.

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