Check out a bizarre and cool "robot bison" in action

(CBS News) Remember how last week we showed you the crazy "robot cheetah" by Boston Dynamics that could outrun Usain Bolt? Well, Boston Dynamics is back again with another crazy robot invention (that is somewhat in line with a rampaging bison post from earlier today, except that you can probably pet this guy). Check out the "Legged Squad Support System" (LS3) in action.

The bizarre but cool video was posted by Boston Dynamics who write about this latest technology:

The Legged Squad Support System (LS3) is a rough-terrain robot developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. It is designed to carry 400 lbs of payload and travel 20 miles without refueling.

So, is it just me or does it look a bit like a robot bison? At the very least, I immediately start thought of how useful it would be in the classic video-game "Oregon Trail"...  To check out more amazing robotics and other technologies from Boston Dynamics, you can visit their website by clicking here.


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