The Marine Corps has launched a photograph of a “robotic goat” carrying an anti-tank rocket launcher throughout testing at Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County.
The four-legged robotic was armed with an M72 shoulder-fired anti-tank rocket launcher within the testing final month by the Marine Air-Floor Process Drive Coaching Command and scientists with the Workplace of Naval Analysis.
The prototype robotic goat can carry varied sensors or weapon techniques that will in any other case be carried by a Marine.
“As an alternative of getting a Marine deal with the weapon system, manipulate the safeties, we may put a distant set off mechanism on it that allowed it to all be executed remotely,” stated 1st Lt. Aaron Safadi.
“The Marine could possibly be behind cowl and concealment, the weapon system may go ahead, and the Marine may manipulate the safeties from a secure place whereas permitting that weapon system to get nearer to its goal,” Safadi stated.
Few different particulars of the robotic warrior had been launched, however the photograph reveals it’s the dimension of a small canine with gray legs and 4 eye-like sensors.
Twentynine Palms is the Marine Corps’ largest base, stretching over 900 sq. miles of mountain and desert.