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U.S. Military Robots Of The Future: Visual Tour

Meet robots that fight fires, climb ladders, search for bombs, and race across the battlefield. The technological singularity is near, say military strategists.
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Boston Dynamic's Big Dog became something of a YouTube sensation when a video showed its human developer kicking it in the side as it strode around the lab. Big Dog staggered but stayed upright and a robo-star was born. Big Dog and its two siblings, Alphadog and Littledog, together represent the army's effort to develop robotic replacements for the pack mule.

Image credit: Boston Dynamics

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