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French military tests the robotic dog Spot in combat drill, Boston Dynamics tells media it had no idea

14 days ago   |   By RT

Spot, the four-legged robo-canine built by Boston Dynamics, appears alongside trainee soldiers during drills carried out by a French military school, but the US firm says it had not been notified in advance about its use.
The pictures of the drill were shared earlier this week on Twitter by France's foremost military school, the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr in the country's northwest. The tweet said the drill tested students' awareness of the challenges of tomorrow, like robotization of the battlefield.
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Boston Dynamics' Spot robot was thrown into an army field test - but it ran out of battery mid-combat

Boston Dynamics' Spot robot was thrown into an army field test - but it ran out of battery mid-combat

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The French military are testing Boston Dynamics' famous robot dog Spot in combat scenarios.
French newspaper Ouest-France reported Wednesday that students at France's Saint-Cyr military school tested five robots on Tuesday and Wednesday to assess their suitability for combat. Boston Dynamics' Spot was among the robots.
Students tested the robots in three scenarios - an offensive maneuver at a crossroads, a defensive one during both the day and the night, and finally an urban-combat scenario. The students ran each exercise twice, once without the robots, and once with...
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